Long weekend is almost here and we’re celebrating it with your weekly SaaS round-up!

1. Startup Canada Podcast: Building a Global Company in Canada with Mike McDerment

Mike McDerment is the founder and CEO of Freshbooks, the world’s number one cloud-based accounting software for self-employed professionals and entrepreneurs. McDerment designed Freshbooks to meet the accounting needs of individuals across all fields, from designers, marketing professionals, plumbers, architects and everyone in between.

“I would hope, if you are Canadian, you are saying “I can build a global company,” McDerment said.[Continue reading]

A Toronto startup co-led by Dragons’ Den star Michele Romanow that is aiming to transform how young e-commerce companies finance their growth has secured US$300-million in capital to fund its own expansion. Clear Finance Technology Corp., which operates as Clearbanc, said Wednesday it has raised US$50-million in venture capital led by Boston’s Highland Capital Partners and backed by existing investors Inovia Capital and Emergence Capital. [Continue reading]



Wow, summer is in full swing and our SAAS NORTH team has been busy! We have been on the move connecting with some of the top global SaaS leaders and are so excited to announce our next round of 2019 Speakers! In addition to Cherry Miao, John Sicard and Mike McDerment, here are highlights from our next round of SaaS Founders & Execs joining us at the 4th annual SAAS NORTH Conference. [Continue reading]


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