Australia’s TechnologyOne acquires UK-based higher-ed platform Scientia for $16.6M Mike Butcher

TechnologyOne, an Australian SaaS enterprise, has agreed to acquire UK-based higher education software provider Scientia for £12 million /$16.6 million in cash.   TechnologyOne claims to have 75% of Higher Education institutions in Australia using its software, while Scientia claims 50% market share in the UK. The acquisition includes an initial payment of £6m and …

Extra Crunch roundup: cohort analysis, YC Demo Day recaps, building your supply chain Walter Thompson

The ongoing fintech revolution continues to level the playing field where legacy companies have historically dominated startups. To compete with retail banks, many newcomers are offering customers credit and debit cards; developer-friendly APIs make issuance relatively easy, and tools for managing processes like KYC are available off the shelf. To learn more about the low …

How D2C Brands Can Solve The Conversion And Retention Puzzle For An Accelerated Growth Akash Dutta

“Who is a loyal customer?” asked Keyur Dhami, VP (customer success) at WebEngage, a Mumbai-based SaaS startup specialising in customer engagement. The question, simple and succinct, was the first step to capturing a greater context as Dhami kicked off his masterclass How To Solve The Conversion And Retention Puzzle For Your D2C Product. He hosted …

Barbershop technology startup theCut sharpens its platform with new $4.5M round Christine Hall

TheCut, a technology platform designed to handle back-end operations for barbers, raised $4.5 million in new funding. Nextgen Venture Partners led the round and was joined by Elevate Ventures, Singh Capital and Leadout Capital. The latest funding gives theCut $5.35 million in total funding since the company was founded in 2016, founder Obi Omile Jr. …

The Loot project flips the script on NFTs Kyle Russell

Editor’s note: Kyle Russell is the founder of Playbyte, a startup building an app that lets people make games on their phones. Last Friday, Dom Hofmann tweeted the launch of Loot, one of his new projects looking at games and game creation through the lens of NFTs: LOOT – randomized adventurer gear– no images or stats. …