TODAY IN SAAS: STAFFY PARTNERS WITH PLATTERZ

Over the past several weeks, several Canadian startups have made announcements on the growth of their companies, launching new features and partnerships. Here's the latest on these company updates.

Staffy partners with Platterz Toronto-based Staffy, which has created an online marketplace that connects businesses with workers in the hospitality industry, has announced a partnership with catering platform Platterz.

The partnership will allow companies to both order food through Platterz's predictive meal builder platform, and add Staffy's skilled chefs, waiters, or bartenders to their orders.

"Platterz clients are not just looking for great food, but great staff as well," said Peter Faist, CEO of Staffy. "This collaboration opens Staffy's on-demand marketplace to fill a need and better serve Platterz's clients."

Platterz, which provides an automated catering solution for offices across North America, raised an $18 million Series A led by US-based Aleph in January 2018. The company also raised a $6.7 million seed round in April 2017.

SlimCut Media acquired by Telaria Toronto-based digital advertising company SlimCut Media has been acquired by US-based Telaria, which provides video ad solutions for digital publishers.

SlimCut's platform includes an outstream video advertisement solution for publishers in Canada and France. For Telaria, the acquisition will allow bolster its video management platform by adding SlimCut's outstream product to its offering. Telaria said the acquisition will also allow the company to expand into the Canadian and French markets.

"We believe this acquisition is a fantastic opportunity for our current publisher clients," said Damien Véran, co-founder and president of SlimCut. "We are excited to bring them additional revenue opportunities thanks to Telaria's Video Management Platform. In addition, we are looking forward to working together with the Telaria team to continue to build a leading video solution for premium publishers worldwide."

SlimCut's co-founders Véran and Thomas Davy will join Telaria's executive team to manage SlimCut, and the company will operate under the name SlimCut, powered by Telaria.

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