Why Do Some People Consider Venture Capital a “Young Person’s Game”?


Procore was founded in 2003. Finally close own fund in 2003, after 12 months. Invest in seed round of Procore in 2003. Because it takes so, so long to make money from it. At least from very early-stage investing.

Three Mega IPOs That Took A Long, Long Time To Get Big: Squarespace, Procore and UiPath


Procore didn’t really begin to take off until 2012: Squarespace was founded way back in 2003 in the CEO’s dorm room, and for years revenue was nominal. So three of my personal favorite SaaS companies finally went public, Squarespace, Procore and UiPath.


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How These 3 Companies Found Success in Account-Based Marketing


Founded in 2003, and with an annual revenue upwards of $1.5 First coined by the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA, what a mouthful) in 2004, Account Based Marketing (ABM) has become a critically important tool used by B2B companies worldwide.

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The 18 Awesome Women of SaaS in Asia


Bai Xue believed in the internet – and in 2003 she did the unthinkable: she quit a secure and well-paid job at Panasonic to join the startup movement. We want to think of International Women’s Day as a day to celebrate women – their power and glory – rather than their difficulties in navigating a male-dominated world.

Customer Growth Game Changer: Totango Breaking Records and Rewriting the Rules for Customer Success


Brady would go on to lead the Patriots to 17 division titles, 13 AFC Championship Games, nine Super Bowl appearances, and six Super Bowl wins before transferring to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and leading that team to win its first Super Bowl title since 2003.

Book Review of Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt


For example, say it’s 2003 and you’re at CRM leader Siebel Systems. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by UCLA Anderson professor Richard Rumelt is by far my favorite book on strategy.

Helping the Enterprise build reliable data products

Point Nine Land

Just to name a few: Splunk (started in 2003, $27bn market cap), Dynatrace (started in 2005, IPO, $12bn market cap), AppDynamics (started in 2008, acq for $3.7b Our investment in Soda Today, our portfolio company Soda announced an 11.5M€ Series A led by our friends at Singular. We’re also disclosing that we led Soda’s seed round 9 months ago alongside Hummingbird and the Data Community Fund (see PR here ).

Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?


Founded: 2003. According to Mike Laven, CEO of Currencycloud, the one thing necessary for any company to succeed in China – or in any of the Asian countries – is to get local investment. You can read his advice and a plethora of valuable insight on Asian expansion in Notion VC’s The Journey East guide created for companies thinking of expanding to Asia. However, it was that particular advice that stuck with us.

That Will Never Work

Tomasz Tunguz

Marc founded the business and served as its first CEO until Reed Hastings took the helm in 2003. I’ve gotten to know Marc Randolph as a fellow board member at Looker. Marc has helped many companies get off the ground, but the most famous is Netflix. In [That Will Never Work](), Marc recounts the early days of the $130B market cap company first started in Santa Cruz and it’s a remarkable story. One in which Redpoint partner Tim Haley has a cameo (Tim led the Series A.).

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with Domo and Gorgias — April 24, 2020


It started back in 2003, when I joined Omniture, which was an analytics company founded here in Utah. John Mellor: And that year, when I joined in 2003, Omniture did $8 million in revenue.

4 Ways for Leaders to Build Resilience

OpenView Labs

I learned this lesson in resilience in the spring of 2003 when I was leading the sales team at BMC Software in Houston.

The Decreasing Follow On Financing Success of Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

The rate at which startups are raising follow-on rounds is decreasing, and has decreased steadily from 2003 through 2013. Between 2003 and 2006, post-Series A startups raised series Bs about 57% of the time. However from 2011-2014, that figure fell to 28%. The same trend is true in series C rounds, where success rates fell from 43% to 35%.

Congratulations, You’ve Created a Category. Now What?


Thus, paradoxically, you likely would have been “dead right” as a BI vendor if you rejected the inclusion of financial planning in 2003. [10]

How young professionals can build a strong network


When I was a young salesperson back in 2003, there was no such thing as LinkedIn or internet groups that you could join with live broadcasts and webinars. You may not know it, but the people you are surrounded by right this very second at your job, are going to be big deals. They are future Directors, VPs, and CEOs of incredible companies. Don’t believe me?

How to Track and Drive Productivity for Remote Sales and Customer Service Reps in 2019

Sales Hacker

employees reported working remotely all or some of the time in 2017, compared to just 23 percent in 2015 and 19 percent in 2003 , per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The remote sales force and customer service team is officially here. The last decade has seen a staggering rise in remote work. Per Gallup, the size of the remote workforce has nearly doubled in the last few years. A whopping 43 percent of U.S.

How to Target Generation Z Through Paid Ads

Neil Patel

Of 18 to 21-year-olds who weren’t in high school in 2018, 57 percent were in college, compared to 52 percent of Millennials in 2003, and 43 percent of Gen Xers in 1987.

The Best Blogging Platforms (In-Depth Review)

Neil Patel

However, since Google’s acquisition in 2003, you can display Google Ads on your blog to make a little extra money on the side. Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission.

How to Create a LinkedIn Newsletter (and Why They Matter)

Neil Patel

Launched in 2003, LinkedIn has become the most popular social network for professionals. With over 700 million users globally, it is now one of the biggest social media platforms. That’s why every brand should be using LinkedIn to grow their brand.

Reading list: Platforms, ecosystems, and partnerships

Inside Intercom

Salesforce figured out in 2003 that just having the list of partners on our site that integrated with customers wasn’t enough; we needed to facilitate the discovery, the ranking and the promotion of community advocacy around these solutions.

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with PatientPop and Plaid — August 16, 2019


I graduated school in 2003 and my dad had been in sales for 41 years. And I jumped in in 2003, and to be very honest, for the first six years of my career, I sort of had this very meandering career where I moved from small town to small town. Ep 257: Justin Welsh is the former SVP Sales @ PatientPop, the startup that offers the first all-in-one practice growth platform that’s HIPAA-compliant and is proven to grow your practice.

Top Lessons in Building Great Teams from Khosla Ventures (Video + Transcript)


Keith : So from 2003 to 2013 before I joined Khosla Ventures, I was a pretty active angel investor in Silicon Valley. Keith Rabois is an investment partner at Khosla Ventures where he focuses on consumer Internet, education, enterprise, financial services, and digital health investments. Keith began his career in the industry as a senior executive at PayPal and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn and as chief operating officer of Square.

How Marketing Leaders Are Preparing for the Post-COVID Consumer

OpenView Labs

Moody’s Analytics predicts that the impact from coronavirus to the travel industry could be greater than the fallout from 9/11, or the 2003 SARS outbreak, due to the global nature of the crisis.

Engineering Customer Success Processes for Maximum Impact

Valuize Consulting

Lean has been used in Customer Service for almost two decades, as observed in 2003’s Harvard Business Review article “ The Lean Service Machine ” by Cynthia Karen Swank. C ustomer success processes in B2B software businesses today are often inefficient, siloed and lacking scalability. It’s also typically hard to measure their impact. How were your company’s customer success processes created? Perhaps it was a carefully thought out initiative.

Beyond the Downturn: Recession Strategies to Take the Lead


Headed into the global financial crisis a decade ago, a group of almost 3,900 companies worldwide that we ran through Bain’s Sustained Value Creators analysis posted double-digit earnings growth, on average, from 2003 to 2007. It’s overdue.

Breaking Down the Ultimate Question – NPS


Net Promoter Score was first developed by Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company and Satmetrix in 2003. Breaking Down the Ultimate Question – NPS (Net Promoter Score). First, let’s start with the very basics- what is a Net Promoter Score ? Since then it has been used heavily by companies, both large and small, to assess customer satisfaction and has become an important metric for growth-driven technology businesses.

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How to Get More Organic Traffic Without Doing Any SEO (Seriously)

Neil Patel

Now to be fair, this was back in 2003 when it wasn’t that hard to rank on Google (or any other search engine for that matter). You all know SEO is a long-term game… at least when it comes to Google. And yes, who doesn’t want to be at the top of Google for some of the most competitive terms?

How SEO Has Evolved Over The Years - Then And Now


In 2003, for example, the company rolled out its “Florida” update, which would mark a drastic change in Google’s algorithm. It’s human nature to catalog what exists in the world. From early explorers to modern birdwatchers, people have always wanted to know what’s out there. The internet is no different. Search engines began appearing in the mid-1990s, scouring websites in an attempt to catalog the early web.

The Future Is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed

Tomasz Tunguz

William Gibson, quoted in The Economist, December 4, 2003. An entrepreneur shared this quote with me a few weeks ago. The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. I remembered it this morning when I drove past a Google self-driving car and then again a few minutes later when a Tesla whipped past me and a third time during the same commute when I dictated an email to my mobile phone. Sometimes living in the Bay Area does feel like the living in future.

Top Lessons in Building Great Teams from Keith Rabois and Founders Fund (Video + Transcript)


Keith : So from 2003 to 2013 before I joined Khosla Ventures, I was a pretty active angel investor in Silicon Valley. Keith Rabois is a General Partner at Founders Fund where he focuses on consumer Internet, education, enterprise, financial services, and digital health investments. Keith began his career in the industry as a senior executive at PayPal and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn and as chief operating officer of Square.

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with Keith Rabois and Jason Lemkin


I think it’s more overall more like 2000 to 2003 in Silicon Valley, but there’ll be some industries and some verticals that either aren’t affected as much or snap back very quickly.

The Best Website Builders (In-Depth Review)

Neil Patel

The platform has come a long way since it launched in 2003 and is the most popular content management system on the web today. Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission.

Not A Conventional Company

Tomasz Tunguz

Google had grown from $220k in revenue in 19aw99, to $19M in 2000, to $86M in 2001, to $347M in 2002, to $961M in 2003, and would record $3.2B Earlier this week, Google celebrated the tenth anniversary of its IPO. I re-read the Founder’s IPO Letter and found this passage which captured so much about Google’s values: Google is not a conventional company.

Why blogging is key to your content marketing strategy

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

Urban legends tell the tale of the origins of the TLDR dating back to as far as 2003, which for modern day tweens are ancient times. © Mathias De Wilde | storychief.io Blogging timeout! Can we all agree that content marketing is getting a bit out of control? At last count, a Google search of “types of formats of content marketing” yielded upwards of 105 types of content. That means it’s the perfect time to get back to our storytelling roots?—?blogging. blogging.

“The “Dos & Don’ts” of Building Winning SaaS Companies with G2 Crowd (Video + Transcript)


And by 2003 we were almost out of business. Join G2 Crowd CEO Godard Abel for a session on the secrets to the top-rated vendors on G2Crowd, AppExchange, and other platforms. He also discusses all the trials, errors and successes he had throughout all of his previous startups. Want to see more content like this session? Join us for SaaStr Annual 2020. FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW. Godard Abel – CEO @ G2 Crowd. Great to be here with you.

More of SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders Awards List Revealed!


From 2003 on he has been with WordPress in a role he best describes himself “My roles with WordPress have spanned development, support, design, systems, event planning, janitorial, and public advocacy — thankfully, the community now includes people far better than me at all those tasks.”. Meet SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders of 2019. Our most popular CEO, COO’s and Presidents that spoke at SaaStr Annual 2019. Curious how we came up with this list?

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The Top Security Blind Spots in Your SaaS Environment


” And then a few years later, people started discovering hidden security risks associated with mobile devices. “ Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Mobility ,” cautioned ComputerWorld in 2003. History has a way of repeating itself. Blind spots are nothing new. Remember in the late 90s/early 2000s when employees started accessing corporate data on mobile devices? It was revolutionary. It changed the way people worked.

Product Led, but People Focused

OpenView Labs

The first time I worked with Steve was back in 2003. Sometimes, the best ideas come from the most unexpected places. Deputy , for instance, was a reimagining of an in-house tool that took on a life of its own once we combined the core technology with the idea of product led growth and the power of a cloud-based platform. While Deputy officially launched back in 2008, its origin story actually goes back some twenty years.

Paid Search Management For SaaS Start-ups - An Interview With Soren Ryherd, CEO, Working Planet


In 2003 we realized that CMOs were really struggling with the auction-based nature of media buying in Search and we knew that was a math problem we could solve in a way that would tie directly to their business success. Soren: This was 2003, and I was working as Head of Business Development for a web engineering company in Boston. By Geoff Roberts 20 min read Soren Ryherd is Co-Founder and President of Working Planet , a paid search agency located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Benchmarking Hubspot's S-1 - How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

Tomasz Tunguz

DATA 2003 10 232. One of the best ways I’ve found to understand SaaS companies is to pore through their public filings. A few months ago, I analyzed Box’s S-1. In this post, we’ll look at HubSpot’s IPO filing and compare their journey to a public company with a basket of about 40 other publicly traded companies, in the hopes that this data will help other founders chart their path to IPO.

Top 10 Best SEO Services in Los Angeles: Consultants | Agencies | Firms (Quarterly Updated Guide)


Ripe Media Founded in 2003, Ripe Media is a full-service digital agency based in Los Angeles. Digital marketing today is changing how we discover new resources, products, and information but how can you stay on top of every strategy without spending a fortune? This is where SEO comes into play! Any online business serious about organic growth should not ignore SEO, especially in an industry or city like Los Angeles with tons of competitors.