December, 2021

6+ Key Signs a VP Can’t Scale Beyond $5m-$10m ARR


It’s a bit of a bummer than oftentimes, once you finally hire a few great VPs at $1m, $2m, $3m ARR … and they do a great job … that they then don’t scale. They don’t turn out to be the right folks for the next level (as you approach and pass $10m ARR) and beyond.

Email Templates That People Actually Respond To

Predictable Revenue

Experience and a lot of testing have shown us that it's possible to create emails that people actually resonate with to crush sales quotas. The post Email Templates That People Actually Respond To appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Inbound Sales Strategies Sales & Marketing Strategies


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6 Essential Messages for Customer Success Manager Automation


Building out customer success manager automation depends on the effective use of email and in-app messaging. Planning strategic emails at key milestones in your customer journey can help you deliver a smoother customer experience, yielding higher satisfaction and better retention rates.

Kellblog Predictions for 2022


Well it’s time for my annual predictions post, a series now in its eighth year. Before diving in, let me remind readers that I do these predictions in the spirit of fun, they are not business or investment advice, and that all of my usual disclaimers and terms apply.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

The Future of Work is Not Corporate — It’s DAOs and Crypto Networks

Andreessen Horowitz

In the future, it’s likely that the average person will not work for a company. Instead, people will earn income in non-traditional ways by taking actions such as playing games, learning new skills, creating art, or curating content.


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In 2021, We Minted 46 Unicorns a Month


Has it felt like not just a unicorn-a-day in 2021, but a bit more? No, you weren’t crazy. We minted 46 Unicorns a Month in 2021. That’s 1.5 a day: Ok 2021 isn’t quite over, but the trends are pretty much set.

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Why Outsourcing Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) is the Right Decision for Your Business

Predictable Revenue

Sales coaching is focused training that maximizes your team’s potential. What if each member of your sales team improved by just 5% after receiving some coaching? It can help you unlock a substantial amount of revenue.

We are excited to announce Rakam is joining LiveRamp


Dear Rakam customers, In 2016, we started Rakam with a mission to enable companies to analyze customer data with low code.

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3 Tips for Showing Gratitude in Sales

Sales Hacker

Showing gratitude isn’t just a nice thing to do – it also makes an impact. . According to a study by Harvard, “expressing gratitude helps people feel positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” .

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Your Guide to Embedded Payments

Right now, the embedded payments conversation can be downright confusing, Filled with terms like payfac, merchant of record, embedded payments, software-led payments––and that's just to name a few––we're here to break it all down to its essentials, and tell you what you really need to understand.

The big ideas that fintech will tackle in 2022

Andreessen Horowitz

This first appeared in the monthly a16z fintech newsletter. Subscribe to stay on top of the latest fintech news.


11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook

IT World

In the beginning, Chromebooks weren't really meant to manage files. It's tough to even remember now, but in the earliest incarnation of Chrome OS , way back in the Paleolithic era of 2010, Chromebooks didn't have a Files app.

Inbound or Outbound Sales? The Answer is Yes


There’s a meme, a CommonThink, among certain segments that Outbound Sales is Bad, or at least, a Little Unseemly. And maybe a lot bit Old School.

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How Can Sales Coaching Improve Business Results?

Predictable Revenue

Sales coaching is focused training that maximizes your team’s potential. What if each member of your sales team improved by just 5% after receiving some coaching? It can help you unlock a substantial amount of revenue. The post How Can Sales Coaching Improve Business Results?

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

The Fifth SaaS Correction

Tomasz Tunguz

Since 2016, public software has witnessed four corrections. Today, we’re in the midst of the fifth. Also, 2014 to 2016 saw a 57% reduction in multiples and of course after 2008. But let’s look at the most recent five years.

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5 Ways Customer Success Leaders are Fighting Burnout


Burnout is a dangerous and costly condition that should not be taken lightly. If you’ve noticed any signs of burnout within your team, it’s important to take action immediately to prevent any long-term consequences to the health of your employees as well as to your organization.

Prediction for the New Year: A Web3 Midterm

Andreessen Horowitz

We recently commissioned a public opinion survey* to gauge how significant the web3 constituency will be as we head into the U.S. midterm elections next year.

What you should do before your cloud goes down

IT World

Boy, was that fun or what? When Amazon Web Services’ (AWS’) US-EAST-1 Region started having fits with its application programming interfaces (APIs) on Dec. 7, we found out just how much we all depend on AWS.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Top 10 SaaStr Videos of 2021: Gorgias, Shopify, PagerDuty, and More!


With four digital events plus SaaStr Annual, we have 100+ videos just from 2021 for you! Our top videos alone cover a wide range of topics important to SaaS Founders and CEOs: building a unicorn, scaling, fundraising, customer success, mental health, and more. Here are the Top 10.

How Technical Credibility & Metrics Will Help You Close More Deals

Predictable Revenue

As a sales rep it's critical that you're credible about how technical things interact so that you can help customers get to their intended outcome. The post How Technical Credibility & Metrics Will Help You Close More Deals appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Invite reviewers to collaborate on your Trint


When you're up against a tight deadline and in need of your colleague's assistance or input to complete your project, the importance of collaboration becomes increasingly apparent.


How to Build a Customer Centric Roadmap for Your SaaS Product


Knowing how to build a customer-centric roadmap helps you align your product development with what your clients truly want. This promotes customer satisfaction, benefiting your clients and bringing your business higher retention rates and upsell revenue.

Payments 101: A Guide to Who Does What in Payments

Whenever a consumer pays for a good or service the process is quick and easy. But behind the scenes, a massive system continually hums, making that transaction and more than a billion like it possible every day. Here's a guide to who does what in payments.

Come for the Tool, Stay for the Exchange: Bootstrapping Liquidity in the Private Markets

Andreessen Horowitz

Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic shift in capital flow from the public to private markets. Since 2000, private market assets have grown over 10 times, representing over $6 trillion globally.

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

IT World

Popular, privacy-centered search engine DuckDuckGo plans to launch a desktop browser for macOS laptops and desktops. The browser is designed from the ground up to maintain privacy; that means it will not collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices.

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Dear SaaStr: How Can I Develop Confidence as a Startup CEO?


Q: Dear SaaStr: How Can I Develop Confidence as a Startup CEO? We’ve all been there in the early days — and even beyond. You can have 1000% conviction in your start-up but still not be 100% confident in yourself as a CEO yet. It’s OK. It’s natural.

8 Ego-Driven Emotions That Stop You From Selling

Predictable Revenue

Salespeople have a tough job and throughout the day, some ego-driven emotions are inevitably going to come up. In spite of what some of the traditional sales methodologies preached, when we let these emotions take hold, we risk losing the sale.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

How to Maximize Your Customer Training Investment

Sales Hacker

COVID-19 was a sink or swim moment for many companies. The choices were simple: dive headlong into a decade’s worth of digital transformation , or go out of business.

Demo Is Not A Sales Process Stage (Sorry)


I think two things are nearly universal these days and I’m not a big fan of either one: Using a demo as the primary call-to-action on a website [1]. Using demo as a sales cycle stage. I discussed using demo as the primary website CTA in a previous post.

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How ‘Hyperscalers’ are Innovating — and Competing — in the Data Center

Andreessen Horowitz

Innovation in the data center has been constrained by the traditional model of suppliers providing fixed-function chips that limit how much the biggest data center operators can differentiate.