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Dear SaaStr: Is It Normal for a Founder CEO to End Up With Just 10% Equity?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Is It Normal for a Founder CEO to End Up With Just 10% Equity? Yes. Roughly speaking, this is what generally will happen after 3 rounds of traditional venture capital. If the company sells 15–20% in each round, and 15–20% is reserved for employees, that typically will leave 15–25% for the founders in total. Q4 2023 Median primary round dilution: ⚪️ Seed: 19.9% ?

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Impact Analysis: What Is It and How to Conduct One?

User Pilot

You may have heard a horror story about a business not using impact analysis. It could be launching features that are half-finished and causing customer problems with THEIR customer. It could be push changes that bring your entire product down. Whatever it is, it’s not good. This could be avoided with the use of impact analysis. TL;DR Impact analysis evaluates the potential consequences of changes in a project, system, or process to inform decision-making and preparation.

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SaaStr on Lenny’s Podcast: How To Build a World-Class Sales Organization

SaaStr

Lenny’s substack on product has over 600,000 subscribers (!) and Lenny asked us to join his podcast to talk about building a sales team — from the perspective of a product-first founder or exec. It was a pretty strong conversation and we took a lot of our learnings over the years and focused on how to learn to do sales right if you come from a product-first background: It’s good.

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Drop-Off Rate: What Is It and How to Reduce It?

User Pilot

The drop-off rate is one of the key product metrics to track to improve the customer experience. This article explains: What drop-off rate is. Why it’s important to measure it. How to calculate it. How to reduce it. Let’s dive right in! TL;DR The drop-off rate is the percentage of users who start an action or process but don’t complete it.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know as a Data or Product Professional

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Tech and Startups Have Changed. Do Founders Still Come Last?

SaaStr

So the other day I did a 20VC with Harry Stebbings, and one of the topics that came up was the Hopin founder ‘s $100m+ secondary that the CEO took out of the company. While the company is still around, the Hopin product was subsequently sold for pennies on the dollar to RingCentra l. And in fact, the product was already in decline by the time the CEO took $100m+ out.

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Infinicept Partners with Parachute Advisory to Amplify Success of Embedded Payments

Infinicept

DENVER, February 19, 2024 — Infinicept, a leading provider of embedded payments, and Parachute Advisory, a consulting firm specializing in payments solutions, today announced a partnership designed to amplify success for software companies adding embedded payments through Infinicept’s Launchpay service.

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Navigating the Evolution of Monetization

Blulogix

Navigating the Evolution of Monetization By BluLogix Team By Inga Broerman, VP Marketing for BluLogix In the ever-evolving landscape of digital commerce, the approach to business monetization is witnessing significant transformation. I am Inga Broerman, the VP of Marketing at BluLogix. My experience has provided me with a unique vantage point to observe the shifts that are redefining the strategies businesses employ to manage and optimize their monetization processes.

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Vertical SaaS vs Horizontal SaaS: 8 Differences and Similarities

Stax

Software as a Service (SaaS) has made business software more accessible by offering cloud-based, on-demand access to a range of solutions, from project management and collaboration to sales and marketing. Thanks to SaaS solutions, businesses can easily scale their workflows, eliminating the need to install programs locally or pay for expensive licenses.

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Where to Cultivate Loyalty: Advanced Strategies for Enhancing Customer Engagement and Retention

Blulogix

Where to Cultivate Loyalty: Advanced Strategies for Enhancing Customer Engagement and Retention By BluLogix Team Elevating the Subscription Experience to Minimize Churn In the competitive landscape of subscription-based businesses, customer engagement and retention are not just metrics to track; they’re pivotal elements that dictate long-term success and sustainability.

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How Investors & Strategic Buyers Evaluate Integrated Payment Strategies

Explore how integrated payment strategies impact investor and buyer evaluations. Payments are more than a feature — they’re a key to long-term success and market differentiation. They help SaaS companies offer seamless user experiences and efficient operations. Investors and strategic buyers assess these integrated payment strategies as a measure of a company's growth potential and sustainability.

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9 Things You Need to Know About the Threads Algorithm (According to The Threads Team)

Buffer Resources

We’re finally getting a peek behind the curtain of Threads’ algorithm. And while there are plenty of things that shouldn’t surprise you — especially if you’re familiar with how the Instagram algorithm works — there are some new and innovative ways Meta is creating a unique experience for users.  The Threads team quietly published this guide on the Threads Feed AI system on the Meta transparency site, which offers some interesting titbits about how t

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Userpilot for User Behavior Analysis: Features, Pricing, and Review

User Pilot

Looking for an effective user behavior analysis tool and wondering if Userpilot is the best option for your SaaS company? With numerous of Userpilot alternatives, it can be challenging to make a final decision. In this article, we’ll delve into precisely that – helping you determine whether Userpilot is the ideal choice for your user behavior analysis needs.

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Userpilot for Proactive Customer Service: Features, Pricing, and Review

User Pilot

Looking for an effective proactive customer service tool and wondering if Userpilot is the best option for your SaaS company? With numerous of Userpilot alternatives, it can be challenging to make a final decision. In this article, we’ll delve into precisely that – helping you determine whether Userpilot is the ideal choice for your proactive customer service needs.