Sun.Nov 03, 2019

How to Build a $100 Billion SaaS Company

SaaStr

Today, there is 1 $100B+ SaaS Company, Salesforce. Just one. We could add older companies like Adobe, Microsoft, etc. but they aren’t pure SaaS plays. Salesforce is the “only” $100b+ pure-play SaaS company. But it won’t be the last.

Office Hours with Anthony Kennada on Category Creation on Nov 14

Tom Tunguz

Next week, on November 14, Redpoint will host Office Hours with Anthony Kennada to talk about category creation. In the SaaS world, many businesses talk about creating new categories. To achieve this is rare, and it’s incredibly challenging to do. Anthony was a key part of the team at Gainsight that created the category that has just published a book on the topic called Category Creation , that we will talk about.

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What’s so great about Salesforce?

SaaStr

It can be hard to tell from the outside, if you just think of Salesforce as a basic “CRM”. Why not use Pipedrive? It’s so much easier. Or Copper? It is so much better integrated with GSuite. But that misses the point. Salesforce: Is incredibly extensible.

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16 Minutes on the News #13: Ok Boomer; Microtransaction Fraud in Games

Andreessen Horowitz

This is the 13th episode of 16 Minutes, our weekly-ish news show where we quickly cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z Podcast way: what’s real, what’s hype from our vantage point in tech.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

You really need to floss more

ProfitWell

Today, we are flossing (our teeth, that is). We also see Mixer revisit its pricing strategy, and a new series by the Predictable Revenue team is encouraging your sales people: be less annoying. Your top subscription news. Multi-product mouth health. Our first story is one I am most pumped to cover, because not only am I an advocate for mouth health, but I am also a two-time-a-day flosser (some may think that's nuts.).