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Will Your Business Disrupt—Or Be Disrupted?

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“Digital transformation” may sound like a buzzword, but the drivers behind it are very real. In an era where technology is reshaping businesses and industries, companies that harness technology can reap big advantages over those that don’t.

9 Steps to How “One Subscription System of Record’ Helped Create a Unicorn

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“Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Acquia Inc. in a transaction valuing the enterprise software company at close to $1 billion, including debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.”. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

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Three Emerging Technologies Poised to Reshape Accounting and Financial Management

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Software/SaaS Thought leadership AI/ML Technology Innovation SWTL

Ready, Set, Grow: Future-Proof Your Business with Cloud-Based Financials

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Technological change is accelerating at a frenetic pace—and with dramatic impact. It’s reshaping customer expectations, employee requirements and attitudes, and disrupting business practices, models and entire industries. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

3 Experts Advise on How to Integrate Salesforce CPQ with Cloud Financials

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As firms purchase Salesforce CPQ to bring efficiency and controls to their quoting process, they look for ways to streamline entering order information into their financial system.

4 Key Takeaways from the Modern SaaS Finance Summit

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“I have a board meeting next week and this event is materially changing how I think about and how I am going to present on the model and the direction of the business.”. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

6 Takeaways from The G2 Crowd Grid for Revenue Management

Sage Intacct

When it comes to revenue recognition and ASC606, finance executives at SaaS and subscription companies face many challenges. There are complexities regarding revenue and billing models, how well aligned sales and finance are on deal terms, and the changing rules from ASC 605 to ASC 606.

Top 5 SaaS Metrics Investors Want To See – By Venture Stage

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If you don’t prepare ahead of time, you could get stuck not producing the key SaaS metrics that investors want to see when they’re considering whether to invest in your next round.

Scaling the Land-and-Expand Subscription Management Model

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Many growth-stage SaaS companies have embraced the “land-and-expand” subscription business model to win an initial customer and then add value over time that allows for upselling additional products and features.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

How SaaS CFOs Automate Finance

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Bowery Capital’s annual Finance and Ops Summit draws hundreds of finance leaders from fast-growth SaaS companies, many of which are seeking to upgrade their financial foundation to deliver a higher level of reporting and forecasting. Software/SaaS CFO Focus SWTL

Key Bank SaaS Survey: Four Takeaways for Finance Teams

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At fast-growing SaaS companies, CFOs and finance leaders are increasingly viewed as the business-model architects who analyze and guide the organization to successful outcomes.

How SaaS Finance Teams Prove out Business Models

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In the 14th century, a cathedral builder was hustling down the dirt road in medieval France and passed three people stacking bricks. Software/SaaS Customer Story SWTL

Selecting an ERP System for SaaS Companies - What to Consider

Sage Intacct

Obviously, the goal of any SaaS organization is to run a successful, profitable business. But having a great service is only half the battle…it’s equally important to implement systems that maximize efficiency.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

How To Meet With 200+ Top CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and More at 2020 SaaStr Annual

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We’re just 20 days away from 2020 SaaStrAnnual.com and there are so many new things in store! Take a look at 20 of them here: One of the biggest is our-first ever CXO Summit at Annual on March 12.

Olga Bartnicki Joins Techstars as Managing Director of the New York Barclays Accelerator Program

TechStars

Today, I am excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, in New York City.

STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator Welcomes Laila Partridge as Managing Director

TechStars

Today, I’m excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. .

Additional Health & Safety Rules for 2020 SaaStr Annual

SaaStr

We’ve added a series of additional Health & Safety rules to the 2020 SaaStr Annual. You can review them in more detail here. Note they are more substantially restrictive than other events , perhaps in some cases too restrictive. So please review them.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

55.5 Million SaaStr Views on Quora: What’s Popular

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We just crossed 55.5m views on Quora!! What’s popular now? Here are our most popular answers over the past 12 months: How do VCs value startups? 90k views). Which startup did you leave too early? (74k 74k views). What were the signs you missed before you lost a major customer? (A

How To Keep Your Customers For a Decade. Or Longer.

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Salesforce likes to talk about “Customers for Life”, and while that’s sort of catchy, it’s a little hard to grok what it really means. It finally sunk in for me a bit the other day.

The Future of Work is Not so Distant Anymore

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By Karen Rubin, Owl Labs Chief Revenue Officer. 5G, the Internet of Things, AI and Machine Learning, Wearables, Virtual Reality…these buzzwords are dominating the world of tech as the technologies they represent drive global cultural and business trends.

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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

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In 2010 my brother Mike and I took our e-gift card startup, Instagift , through Techstars Seattle. The experience changed my life. We were guided by incredible mentors, worked in an amazing space, and ultimately raised money for the first time in our entrepreneurial careers.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

How Our Journey with Snowflake Began

Tom Tunguz

The debate about partnering with Snowflake went back and forth during the investment committee meeting. It was March 2014. My partners, Satish and John, had met the company and were proposing to lead the Series B.

Startup Reads: 11 Books Every Early-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read

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I haven’t always been a big reader, but I’ve got more into it over the past few years of working with startups. In a past article, Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs , I mentioned that last year I read 12 books.

4 Tips to Sustain Your Sales Kickoff Momentum

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You’re going on a road trip. Do you A. review the maps step-by-step weeks in advance or B. turn on your GPS when you step in the car? In today’s digital age, few people travel anywhere without their GPS. The ability to get in-the-moment guidance has become a must-have.

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What can you do to lower your customers churn rate?

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Q: What can you do to lower your customers churn rate? A few basic thoughts: Have every customer have a named customer success rep. Every customer. Yes, this is hard if your price point is low. But it can be done.

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Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

SaaS Will Hit $116 Billion Next Year. Wow.

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Gartner has its latest Cloud report out , and while one can always pick at any report, it’s at least a well-resourced and reasoned source on the size of SaaS and the Cloud. The big learnings for SaaS founders and execs: Cloud overall will grow 17% next year to $266 Billion.

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Building an Investor Pipeline Spreadsheet: Keep Your Funding Flowing!

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As the Managing Director of Techstars NYC and investor in 120+ companies , I’ve helped dozens of early stage companies connect with investors. But all too often I’ve watched founders struggle with fundraising —- pitching the wrong deal, to the wrong investor, at the wrong time.

A Basic Structure for a VP, Sales Comp Plan: 50/50/25+ (Updated)

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We put together a basic 50/50/25 VP of Sales comp plan early on at SaaStr, and it seemed time for an update. Incentives are critical, and the VP Sales will likely be the Seemingly Most Expensive hire you ever make. That’s stressful.

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Should Google acquire Salesforce?

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Q: Should Google acquire Salesforce? Maybe. It would move the needle. A key question for the Cloud infrastructure leaders (Amazon, MSFT, and Google) is how deep do they want to go on the application layer. The PaaS layer is huge and has become a bit of an oligopoly of a Big 3.

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!

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Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey. The more you know about cap tables and term sheets, negotiating tactics and letters of intent, the better positioned you’ll be for investor meetings.