Fri.Oct 23, 2020

The Unspoken Truth about SaaS Scaling: Product-led Growth


At Chargebee’s marketing team, we use an application called Notion to take notes and create databases. This year, while working cross-functional, I suggested the other teams use Notion for ease of collaboration.

7 Guidelines on Selling Some of Your Stock in a VC Round


"Secondary liquidity", where you can sell some of your shares in a round, is more and more common now. Should you sell if you can? The answer to me is simple: Are you OK if it turns out you never get another chance to sell? If the answer is Yes, don't sell. Otherwise, sell.

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Framework for Decision-Making in a Time of Change

Andreessen Horowitz

COVID is changing many things about the world. Some will be permanent, some will be temporary, but for most things, we simply don’t know yet.

The Top 5 Challenges to Starting a Successful SaaS Company


Q: What are the challenges that a SaaS business owner must overcome to be successful? My list: Finding a truly great co-founder. Yes, some can do it on their own. Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom did. But he also did it before as SVP of Engineering at WebEx.

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The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Two Bad Habits That Are Costing You Sales (And How to Overcome Them)

Sales Hacker

In sales, we have three enemies. Sure, we’ve got competitors, but the other two are self-generated enemies that we bring to the party… Having an Expert Mindset (I know my s*#t). Mistaking an early conclusion with the right conclusion. These may not sound like big problems, but they are.

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How to Create Your First Website Like a Pro

Neil Patel

Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. You’ve decided to create your first website—great! I’m going to teach you to set up your site like you’ve done this thousands of times before.

Twilio & Customer Signals


Last week Twilio spent $3.2 billion in stock to buy Segment, an API platform that helps companies make sense of […]. The post Twilio & Customer Signals appeared first on Zuora. Industry: SaaS Subscribed Weekly / Thoughts from Tien Tzuo

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How to Find Specialized Marketing Agencies

Neil Patel

You’re experiencing slight pain in your chest. So you visit a general care physician who performs a series of quick tests. Based on the results, they offer you general advice, but in the end, they refer you to a cardiologist to look into the issue in more detail.

Funding in an Uncertain Market: Using Venture Debt to Bridge the Gap


While a handful of tech companies like Zoom and Shopify are enjoying massive gains as a result of COVID-19, that’s obviously not the case for most.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

#Altitude2020 Day 5 Recap: That’s a Wrap, Folks!


I don’t know about you, but it felt like I blinked twice and suddenly Altitude 2020 was over. I mentioned this on LinkedIn, but it’s worth reiterating that as much as I wanted to meet you all in person, virtual events can be pretty great. We had a lot of fun this week. There’s also a lot to digest.