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Bye-bye 2011, hello 2012

The Angel VC

In 2011 there were 0 write-offs , which means that the total number of active investments is 26. It's also a good time to take a look at my angel investments because from now on I'm going to make all new investments via Point Nine Capital. Last year I wrote a series of small portfolio review postings.

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Power Laws: A Look Back To Where 20 SaaS Break-Out Companies from 2012 Are Today

SaaStr

Let’s take a look back at where HubSpot, Upwork, and others were in 2011 GAAP revenue — and where they are today. Learnings for this year, for 2011 GAAP revenue (Inc. in 2011 GAAP revenue. in 2011 GAAP revenue. in 2011 GAAP revenue. in 2011 GAAP revenue. in 2011 GAAP revenue. 78 Marketo.

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How Will a Venture Capital Recovery Feel? Observations from 2008

Tom Tunguz

In the first two quarters of 2011, Cornerstone OnDemand waded into the IPO market in 2011, followed by LinkedIn at $4.2b, Homeaway at $2.1b, Fusion.io In Q4 2009, Amazon acquired Zappos for $1b. Then GreenDot’s IPO in Q2 2010 at $1.4b suggested the IPO market wasn’t icy.

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The 6 Things The Old Me Would Tell The Young Me

SaaStr

Young Me, 2011 : $100m ARR seems so very far from our $10m ARR today. Young Me, 2011 : But what if we can’t IPO? Young Me, 2011 : I don’t really want to do another VC round. Young Me 2011 : The competition just raised $50m+. Young Me 2011 : But a lot of my team is tired. Very far from today. — Jason ?BeKind?

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From Uncertainty to +$400M: How Braze Found Opportunity in Headwinds with Braze’s Co-Founder & CEO Bill Magnuson (Podcast 671 + Video)

SaaStr

Braze was founded in 2011 when the most exciting mobile apps were a compass, a flashlight, and a game where you could feed fish. Blaze was founded in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, the only part of the mobile market that was making money was mobile gaming, but tricking children into buying fish food wasn’t a sustainable business.

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2011: More of the same. only worse

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

What's new for 2011? Bottom line, don't expect a huge marketing budget windfall in 2011. Not much, really. If you were looking for my "top ten" list of dramatically new trends for the new year, sorry to disappoint you. only more of it. Or at least we could do something with less.

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5 Interesting Learnings from Crowdstrike at ~$3 Billion in ARR

SaaStr

Only Founded in 2011. Most Enterprises Buy More Than 60 Endpoint Security Products So there is room for many winners here. #8. 64% of Large Customers Sourced From Partners They are AWS’s largest cybersecurity partner. What’s your channel / partner strategy? #9. Even in a time of odd uncertainty in Cloud and SaaS.