June, 2024

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A Guide to Effective Forecasting with Jeremy Painkin

Predictable Revenue

In this episode Collin Stewart hosts Jeremy Painkin, SVP at Community Brands, to discuss the essentials of effective forecasting. The post A Guide to Effective Forecasting with Jeremy Painkin appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Clouded Judgement 6.14.24 - Is Seat Based Pricing Dead?

Clouded Judgement

Every week I’ll provide updates on the latest trends in cloud software companies. Follow along to stay up to date! Subscribe now Is Seat Based Pricing Dead? If AI delivers on its promise, it may spell the end of the SaaS business model as we know it. Historically, cloud software businesses charged a recurring fee based on the number of users of their software - the SaaS model.

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Maybe Only 10%-15% of VC Backed Startups Can Raise Another Round Right Now

SaaStr

So we took a look at some of the data from Emergence Capital’s survey of 600+ venture-backed software startups the other day , and they updated it with a bit more data on the Top Decline of Venture-Backed Startups Here: The summary data of the Top Decline leads to a rough conclusion: only the top 10% or so of venture-backed start-ups can likely raise another VC round.

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The Series A Crunch or the Seedpocalypse of 2024

Tom Tunguz

2012 was the year of the Seedpocalypse. Also called the Series A Crunch, a fear gripped Startupland : raising a Series A. Two years later, this indigestible excessive bolus of fundraising rounds hit the Series B market & Series Bs became the most challenging round to raise. Whenever there are “too many” of fundraises of one type, the next round becomes the hardest to raise.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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5 Benefits of Seamless Card Issuance for Your Business

USIO

5 Ways a Seamless Card Issuance Program Can Transform Your Business In today’s competitive business landscape, companies are constantly seeking ways to streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and drive growth. One powerful tool that can help achieve these goals is a seamless card issuance program. By partnering with a trusted provider like Usio, businesses can revolutionize their payment solutions and unlock new opportunities.

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GTM vs. Revenue Leadership with Chris Riklin

Predictable Revenue

In this episode of the Predictable Revenue Podcast, Collin Stewart interviews Chris Riklin, co-founder and Head of Revenue at Topline. The post GTM vs. Revenue Leadership with Chris Riklin appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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A Look Back at Q1 '24 Public Cloud Software Earnings

Clouded Judgement

Q1 earnings season for cloud businesses is now behind us. The 62 companies that I’ll discuss here (which is not an exhaustive list, but is still comprehensive) all reported quarterly earnings sometime between April 24th – June 10th. In this post, I’ll take a data-driven approach in evaluating the overall group’s performance, and highlight individual standouts along the way.

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Dear SaaStr: How Can a SaaS Business Reactivate Churned Customers?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Can a SaaS Business Reactivate Churned Customers? This may sound simple, but the #1 thing you can and should do is create a series of marketing campaigns targeted only to churned customers. You will get some back, especially if you have a High NPS in general and most of your customers like / love you. RevenueCat manages 30% of all mobile apps subscriptions, across 10,000+ paid apps.

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Is the Software Market in Trouble?

Tom Tunguz

Last week, public software markets suffered significant compression. MongoDB fell 24%; UIPath fell 36% ; Salesforce fell 15% ; Workday was down 11%. Weaker revenue projections tend to cause sell-offs. These large drops aren’t unprecedented. In 2016, valuations fell 57%. Is it different this time? Growth rates have changed meaningfully. The 25th, 50th, & 75th percentiles for public growth rates have halved in the last 18-24 months.

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Unlock the Secrets: How These Top SaaS Leaders are Transforming Payments into Profit

Speaker: Speakers: Robin Eissler, BoosteHub & Cory Benn, PracticeSuite

Join us for an exclusive session with Robin Eissler from BoosteHub and Cory Benn from PracticeSuite as they reveal their secrets to leveraging payments within their SaaS platforms. Discover how they seamlessly switched from Stripe to Usio and created more stickiness by offering more solutions. Learn how they increased their company valuation by up to 300% and generated over $700,000 in additional revenue.

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Transform Your Business with Integrated Payments

USIO

Integrated Payments: Transforming the Way Businesses Process Transactions In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, businesses across various industries seek secure and efficient ways to accept and process payments, thus enhancing the customer experience. Consequently, integrated payments have emerged as a popular solution , offering businesses the ability to streamline payment processes and unlock new growth opportunities.

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News: Japan Enacts Regulatory Law Targeting Apple and Google Smartphone Marketplace Dominance

FastSpring

Japan has become the latest country to enact regulatory laws targeting companies such as Apple Inc. and Google LLC from limiting third-party companies that want to distribute and monetize their own apps on Google and Apple devices. Per Kyodo News , “The law will prohibit the providers of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android smartphone operating systems, app stores and payment platforms from preventing the sale of apps and services that directly compete with the native platforms’ own.

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The Power of Founder-Led Sales in Early-Stage Growth

Predictable Revenue

In this episode of the Predictable Revenue Podcast, Collin Stewart interviews Chris Riklin, co-founder and Head of Revenue at Topline. The post The Power of Founder-Led Sales in Early-Stage Growth appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Clouded Judgement 6.7.24 - Bifurcating Budgets

Clouded Judgement

Every week I’ll provide updates on the latest trends in cloud software companies. Follow along to stay up to date! Subscribe now Budgets are Bifurcating Last week I showed some data that highlighted the struggles of software companies. Companies are missing guidance at a historically bad rate, and there wasn’t a clear / obvious answer why.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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One Way to Succeed in Sales: Be Super Responsive

SaaStr

So there are few things more frustrating than when hit “Contact Me” — which after all, is a high-intent signal — and no one gets back to you that day. Or the next. Or just as bad, a few days later, a BDR or SDR gets back to you — but not to help, but to qualify you. So frustrating. Later, when you have RevOps and SalesOps and a proven VP of Sales, they’ll own this.

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How Much Revenue Must a Company Generate to IPO?

Tom Tunguz

What does it take to go public? Has it changed over the last 15 years? We gathered data on the US venture-backed software companies that went public between 2010 & today. We corrected the trailing 12 months’ revenue at the time of IPO for inflation & plotted the data. Before 2018, only one company IPOed with more than $200m in revenue.

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How to Create a User Journey Map: A Step-By-Step Guide

User Pilot

Wondering how to create a user journey map for your SaaS product? If yes, you’re in the right place because that’s exactly what we explore in the article. Read on to learn about: Importance of user journey maps for product teams. Different user journey map types. User journey stages. User journey mapping process. Ready to dive in? TL;DR A user journey map represents all the actions users complete inside the product to achieve their goals, from the moment they first log in until they

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Transact Faster with 70% of Mobile Users with: Google Pay Support from FastSpring

FastSpring

We’re thrilled to announce that FastSpring now supports Google Pay, providing you with a seamless, secure, and convenient payment solution on your website or web shop for in-app purchases or for users within the 70% of global mobile users in the Android ecosystem. With Google Pay, you can offer your customers a faster checkout experience and ensure that their payment information is protected all while opening up new revenue channels to maximize your revenue potential.

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Solving the Payments Puzzle: What SaaS Pros Need to Know

From emerging payment technologies to the importance of intuitive software design, the world of embedded payments is rapidly evolving. How do you stay ahead while serving up what merchants really want in your software offerings? The Merchant Insider report is here to help, offering unique insights into the merchant perspective. It analyzes responses from over 500 merchants in the U.S. and spans key industries, so you can understand the challenges, preferences, and expectations that are shaping s

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The True Cost of SDR Tools and Software

Predictable Revenue

PR and PriceLevel have partnered to provide pricing transparency and an understanding of the cost structures in the sales tech stack. The post The True Cost of SDR Tools and Software appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Clouded Judgement 6.28.24 - Can Subscale Software Companies Go Public?

Clouded Judgement

Every week I’ll provide updates on the latest trends in cloud software companies. Follow along to stay up to date! Subscribe now Can Subscale Software Companies Go Public? This debate has been going on for a couple months now - “can software companies with <$500m of revenue go public.” Or said another way, has the bar gone up to go public.

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Yes, Referral Programs Work for SaaS. But You Gotta Put in the Work. And The Time.

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Do Referral Programs Work for SaaS? Well, for sure. But … it almost always takes longer than you think than direct sales: Salesforce announced a little ways back that its partners were the #1 source of its new bookings. 40% of HubSpot’s and Shopify’s and Gorgias’ customers come from agencies and other partners You can see in our deep dive with HubSpot co-founder and chairman Brian Halligan how their revenue from partners isn’t just critical … but

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2024 Theory GTM Survey

Tom Tunguz

It’s time for the 2024 Annual Theory Go-to-Market Survey. This is a brief 28-question survey. Our goal is to understand how startups have evolved their sales, marketing, customer success, and cash management over the last four years by comparing these results to those through the go-go years of 2020 and beyond. We will publish these results and answer questions about them at upcoming Office Hours.

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Consumer Subscribers: The Top 5 Ways to Monetize

Learn effective Consumer subscriber monetization strategies with iolo’s guide. Designed for consumer product managers, discover actionable insights and practical tips on upselling premium features to your consumer customers, and more. Sharpen your monetization tactics and unlock new revenue streams. Download your copy and start expanding your business today!

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How to Design a Positive User Experience In-App

User Pilot

Wondering how to deliver a positive user experience to your customers? If so, you're in the right place! That's because it's exactly what you will learn from the article. From customer research to in-app experience localization, we show you how to refine your product UX design to delight customers. Let's dive right in! TL;DR To offer a positive user experience, you first need to understand customer needs and pain points.

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FastSpring at Turing Fest 2024!

FastSpring

Ready to join the ultimate gathering for tech enthusiasts and innovators? If so, join FastSpring at Turing Fest 2024! Look for the signage to the FastSpring Meeting Space, where there’s plenty of room to sit down and chat in person! Join us at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 9 and 10 for an extraordinary event dedicated to all things technology and innovation.

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The True Cost of SDR Tools and Software

Predictable Revenue

PR and PriceLevel have partnered to provide pricing transparency and an understanding of the cost structures in the sales tech stack. The post The True Cost of SDR Tools and Software appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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ACH Payment vs Wire Transfer: What’s the Difference and Which Payment Method Should You Use?

Stax

As a business owner, you engage in many daily transactions, from receiving customer payments to paying your bills and suppliers. But cash and checks are rapidly declining as preferred modes of payment. According to a 2023 study by Forrester , 69% of online adults in the US said they’d used electronic payments at least once in the past three months.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Going Upmarket and “More Enterprise” is Great. But Don’t Let It Be an Excuse to Hide From Slowing Customer Growth.

SaaStr

So this may seem like a pretty specific post, but it’s a big and real issue I see so, so often these today in SaaS companies at scale, from $20m-$200m+ ARR: They’re reacting to tougher times by going “more enterprise” That can make a lot of sense. But they’re using bigger deals to hide the fact they aren’t growing new customers enough.

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Databricks' Accelerating Growth

Tom Tunguz

Databricks revealed some sensational growth this week, as they did last year. Exiting this quarter to $2.4 billion annual run rate, the company’s revenue growth is accelerated year-over-year by 10 percentage points. Quarter Q2 2023 Q2 2024 Quarterly Revenue, $m 375 600 Revenue Growth 50% 60% Customers 10,000 Gross Margin 85% 80% Net Dollar Retention 140% Data Warehouse Revenue, $m 200 400 Average Annual Customer Value 37,500 Net dollar retention is a major driver of growth at 140%, which i

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Amplitude A/B Testing: How it Works [+ Better Alternative]

User Pilot

Amplitude A/B testing is a very handy solution it offers for improved product management. You can easily create and deploy feature variants to determine which works better at scale. So, what’s A/B testing like on Amplitude, and how does it work? Let’s find the answers to these questions (and more). TL;DR A/B testing is a process by which you test two versions of a feature or content to determine the better one.