April, 2021

How to Get Ahead in SaaS Sales in 7 Easy Steps


For someone just starting out in SaaS sales (entry-level Salesforce in November), what are your tips to accelerate growth/ability in early stages? A few thoughts to excel as someone new to SaaS sales: Really learn the product cold. As fundamentally as you can.

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Top 10 Strategies to Automate Your B2B Lead Generation

Predictable Revenue

The best way to save your resources is. Automation! By automating lead generation processes you save both money and time, ensure a permanent source of leads, and get rid of unnecessary work to focus on priority tasks.

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How Conversational Intelligence Data Improves Sales Conversions


We’re all looking for trusted data to drive our decisions. Sales and revenue leaders want to both see and understand how every action their team takes impacts the progress of a deal. But piecemeal glimpses into aspects of your business won’t cut it anymore.

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CRM Strategy – The Complete Guide

The Daily Egg

There are many businesses that implement CRM solutions with the belief that they will magically solve all of their problems. But adoption does not necessarily guarantee success. It’s not even just about investing in the right software; your CRM efforts could still fail for a number of reasons.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

El Boom Fintech en América Latina

Andreessen Horowitz

Read this post in English. / Leia esse artigo em Português. La empresa brasileña de tecnología financiera, Nubank, es ahora el neobanco más grande del mundo, con 33 millones de clientes y una valoración de 25 billones de dólares.

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The Top SaaS Companies Have An Average of ~350 Integrations


Your API. If you are a B2D company, it’s your product itself, your API. But for most B2B companies, your API, your partner programs, and the like are extensions. Not your core product, but an important layer for improving customer experience.

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Lessons from the Frontlines: How to Sell When No-One’s Buying

Predictable Revenue

Speaking your customer’s language has always been an essential to successful sales. We conducted research with hundreds of B2B sales leaders to figure out what it’s going to take to speak your customer’s language in the new age of sales. It’s time to learn a new language!

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The 12 Essential Sales Metrics You Don’t Want to Miss


Today, the average Chief Revenue Officer’s (CRO) tenure is a shocking 16 months, according to Revenue Collective. There are countless factors that lead to this. CROs, and sales leaders alike, often walk into their new role blind.

7 Easy Steps to Make Money Blogging

The Daily Egg

You’ve probably heard of bloggers making five or six figures each year and wondered how you could get in on the action. You don’t need much startup capital, coding skills, or even blogging experience to earn money from your blog.

How Customer-Centric Feedback Loops Can Evolve Your Product Process

Speaker: Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo

Join Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo, as she discusses why it’s important to actively gather customer feedback, how to build customer feedback loops into your product planning, the best ways to decipher different types of feedback, and different frameworks for how/when to apply feedback processes.

Wall Street vs. Main Street: Amateur Investors Buy Into IPOs

Andreessen Horowitz

This first appeared in the monthly a16z fintech newsletter. Subscribe to stay on top of the latest fintech news. . SoFi, Robinhood give mainstream investors early access to IPOs.

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Using To-Go Coverage to Better Understand Pipeline and Improve Forecasting


This is the second in a three-part series focused on forecasting and pipeline. In part I , we examined triangulation forecasts with a detailed example. In this, part II, we’ll discuss to-go pipeline coverage, specifically using it in conjunction with what we covered in part I.

Is it Really ARR? In 2021+, Yes. As Long As NRR is > 100%


A lot of our SaaS older times don’t quite know what to make with a lot of B2B startups these days, let alone some public SaaS companies. So many startups these days are claiming they have “ARR” from revenue that … doesn’t recur.

Unlocking the Right Data for Growth

Predictable Revenue

Jennifer Aplin and Alice Chandrasekaran, have combined their experience to build the Growth Data™ platform and help companies use data to accelerate growth and productivity. The post Unlocking the Right Data for Growth appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

G2 Users Rank InsightSquared a Leader In Sales Analytics…Again!


When it comes to awards, G2 is one of our favorites as it’s based directly on real customer feedback, comparing InsightSquared with more than 50 vendors across multiple factors including customer satisfaction, ease of use, speed of implementation, and more.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Website Analytics

The Daily Egg

What would your business be like if you knew how old your customers are, where they’re from, what they are searching for, and why they are leaving your website? While this sounds like every marketer’s dream, you can have all this information and a lot more in the palm of your hands.

Ali Yahya

Andreessen Horowitz

Today we are excited to announce that we are promoting Ali Yahya to General Partner, focusing with me and Katie on crypto. . Ali studied computer science at Stanford with our friends and research partners Dan Boneh and Tim Roughgarden. … The post Ali Yahya appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Objections Increased Our Win Rate by 30% — Here’s How

Sales Hacker

Selling in the face of sales objections can be tough. But our self-limiting beliefs can make it tougher. We analyzed 224K+ sales calls spread over 2 million minutes to uncover the truth about the impact of the most common sales objections on deal outcomes.

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Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched and Founder of Product Culture

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

CLTV Isn’t The Whole Story. Don’t Shortchange Second-Order Revenue.


Everyone in SaaS talks about CLTV (or LTV, same thing). The lifetime value of your customer. You can see a great detailed analysis of how to calculate it here. And then, everyone goes on to calculate some a metric telling you how much to spend on Sales and Marketing.

Selling Into Ever-Changing, Highly Regulated Industries: Healthcare Edition

Predictable Revenue

Mac McKellar, National Sales Director at Nona Scientific, joins Sarah Hicks on the second episode in the Selling into Ever-Changing, Highly Regulated Industries series on the Predictable Revenue Podcast.

10 Ways InsightSquared’s Activity by Day Improves Sales Execution


When it comes to sales execution strategy and overall forecast accuracy, understanding exactly what steps have already occurred on an account is key. . Did the prospect respond to the last email quickly? . What was the time period between demo and meeting 3? Is the champion engaged?

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The Beginner’s Guide to Website Design Best Practices

The Daily Egg

Even the smallest of changes in your website can affect your conversion rates. And considering your website is the heart of your business and marketing campaigns, the stakes are high.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

NFT Canon

Andreessen Horowitz

The NFT Canon is a go-to resource for artists and creators, developers, corporations and institutions, communities and other organizations seeking to understand or do more with non-fungible tokens.

7 Causes of Sales Pipeline Stagnation (and How to Restore Flow)

Sales Hacker

“Why is my sales team not closing a large percentage of the leads they’re given?” ” This question often keeps sales team leads up at night, and the result is new strategies and revamped training programs.

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5 Interesting Learnings from Squarespace at $700,000,000 in ARR


The founder of Squarespace still owns 36% of the company. What is 36% of $15 Billion, anyone know? founderpower. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) April 16, 2021. Not too long ago, we took a look at Wix at $1 Billion in ARR. Now, Squarespace has filed to go public at $700m in ARR.

Selling into Ever-Changing, Highly Regulated Industries – Part 3: Healthcare 2.0

Predictable Revenue

Sean Yuan, Business and Product Operations Specialist at MDTech, joins Sarah Hicks/Collin Stewart on this episode of the Predictable Revenue Podcast. The post Selling into Ever-Changing, Highly Regulated Industries – Part 3: Healthcare 2.0 appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

Supercharging Your Tech Stack with Totango: Streamline Your Workflows


In this blog series, we discuss different Totango integrations that help to harness the powers of all of your technology platforms into one dynamic system.

Best Managed WordPress Hosting

The Daily Egg

Managed WordPress Hosting can be a powerful choice for established sites that are seeing lots of growth. That’s why today we’re looking at the top managed WordPress options out there for you to sift through if you’re considering going the managed route.

How Tech Stacks Up in B2B

Andreessen Horowitz

In the past year, we have seen companies of all sizes and across all industries make significant adjustments to their tech stack as technological trends, which were already underway before the COVID-19 pandemic, crested faster and hit harder because of … The post How Tech Stacks Up in B2B appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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