January, 2019

29 Latin American SaaS Superstars


The Latin American SaaS landscape is hustling and bustling, having seen more IPOs in the last 6 months than the previous 20 years combined. We are excited to be part of its history in the making as we bring SaaStock to Sao Paulo from April 23rd to the 25th.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo


How I Increased My Website Traffic by 80% in 6 Months [Case Study]

The Daily Egg

Let’s face it: Your website traffic has an indirect impact on the profits of your business. Poor traffic generation will typically lead to poor conversions. And as we know, poor conversions generate low revenue, leaving your business with little to no profit.

Are You Maximizing the Yield of All Leads that Enter Your Funnel?


Whether your sales and marketing teams are crushing their numbers or they are struggling to generate sufficient pipeline, there is always a desire for more leads at the top of the proverbial funnel.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

ServiceNow Closed 678 New $1m+ Deals. Just Last Quarter.


There are a few magical moments as you go upmarket in SaaS: The first time you close a $1m TCV (total contract value) deal. E.g., $250k a year for 4 years. The first time you close a $1m ACV deal. A $1,000,000 a year deal. The first time you close a $1m ACV deal — every month. 12 a year.

How to align marketing and sales to increase revenue with expert coach and consultant Jeff Davis

Predictable Revenue

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, co-host Collin Stewart welcomes Jeff Davis, Founder, Keynote Speaker, and Coach at the JD2 Consulting Group. The post How to align marketing and sales to increase revenue with expert coach and consultant Jeff Davis appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Techstars introduces Techstars Studio to rapidly envision, validate, and launch startups


Techstars Studio Will Create Disruptive New Startups and Help Large Corporations Innovate. January 16, 2019 — BOULDER, Colo.

It’s Time To Start Paying Attention

The Daily Egg

February 2, 2018: I shared this post on LinkedIn: I’d started a new job, lucked into the opportunity to advise two founders and companies I think highly of, and committed to pushing forward on a passion project of mine that had stalled for 10 years (kids books about social and environmental issues).


How To Effectively Onboard New SDR Hires


It’s easy to say you need great onboarding, but it’s another to implement effective onboarding. On top of that, it’s easy for growing companies to push an onboarding strategy low on the list of priorities. This can be a fatal mistake.

68% of SaaStr Annual VC Day Presentations Are From Women


Recently, Fortune published a piece that a depressing 2.2% of VC Dollars in 2018 went to Female Founders. Having more diverse VCs may only be a partial solution, but it can only help here. Each year, our VC Day presentations from VCs are the single most popular sessions we do, relative to capacity.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Series A SaaS Startup Benchmarks for 2018

Tom Tunguz

How far along was the typical SaaS Series A in 2018? The median business was at $1.8M in ARR and growing at 250%. The chart below shows a representative sample of SaaS Series As’ ARR and projected ARR growth rate for 2018.

How HubSpot Broke a Year-Long Traffic Plateau by Upending the Editorial Strategy


On this bonus episode of the show, we bring you the keynote that Meghan Keaney Anderson, VP Marketing at HubSpot, gave at last year’s SaaStock on Tour in New York.

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping Launch First Global MaritimeTech Accelerator in Singapore


Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), a world leading ship management company, today announced they are jointly launching the world’s first global MaritimeTech accelerator, the EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars.

High Bounce Rate? Here are the Reasons & What You Should Do

The Daily Egg

Are you experiencing a high bounce rate? If so, you’re not alone. Many digital marketers face this same problem, which usually occurs because the website’s not doing what it’s supposed to do.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Taking a data driven approach to go-to-market planning with SalesSource co-founder Karan Singh

Predictable Revenue

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, co-host Collin Stewart welcomes the pod’s first online singing sensation: Kate Turchin, the “Cloud Security Singer.”. The post Taking a data driven approach to go-to-market planning with SalesSource co-founder Karan Singh appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Email is Amazing. You Just Have to Use It Properly.


One thing almost every founder I meet with these days has figured out is that outbound email campaigns work. But not always at first, not always the same wa y. It took me a while to figure it out, too. In my first start-up, I cold emailed the VP Engineering of a Fortune 100 company. He called me back the next day. I thought I was a genius! My second cold email, I got a Top 3 prospect to call me back in 24 hours! Well, later I learned why.

Infinity Wells and Deep Work

Tom Tunguz

Over the weekend, the NY Times interviewed a classmate of mine from Dartmouth and fellow oarsman on the freshman crew team, Cal Newport, about his book and his idea, Deep Work.

18 investors fueling Latin America’s SaaS superstars


As we showed you in the list of SaaS companies coming out of Latin America, the region has no shortage of SaaS superstars. How did this come about, though? What are the ingredients required to help foster such an ecosystem? A healthy availability of capital is one.

Nine Companies Share 30+ Best Practices for Creating Embedded Analytics Products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

At the Intersection of Communication and Humanity


How to be a Considerate Communicator. By Ray Newal, Managing Director of Techstars Bangalore Accelerator. The Metaphor of the Traffic Light.

Online Marketing Steps You Can Take to Make Your Small Business Stand Out

The Daily Egg

Content, brand stories, and social media have been dominating marketing conversations for years now. Big brands are creating whole platforms of content that may or may not even feature their products. Social media is exploding with businesses that don’t advertise any other way.

The unpredictable, complicated nature of ad sales

Predictable Revenue

The very foundation of the Predictable Revenue methodology is designing, and building, efficient outbound sales teams that generate consistent new pipeline. The post The unpredictable, complicated nature of ad sales appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Is Growth Bad for Startups? Feat. Think3 (Video + Transcript)


Alex Western, Managing Director at Think3, talks about the problem he has seen consistently across SaaS startups that have VC funding – overgrowth. Overgrowth normally happens because of misalignment in VC initiatives and founder initiatives.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

How Much ARR Can a CSM Manage?

Tom Tunguz

How much can a customer success manager manage? I’d heard the wisdom of $1-2M in ARR per year and around 80 accounts. But I hadn’t come across any data. Last summer, Gainsight posted the results of their survey on the topic.

Why Diversity and Inclusion matter to every SaaS business


In December of last year, we attended the first ever SaaS E[quality] unconference, organised by the Women’s Work Institute and held in Toronto, Canada.

Techstars New Health Care Partner: Announcing UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars


Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and UnitedHealthcare, a leading health care company, today announced the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars. This new mentorship-driven accelerator will be based in Minneapolis, launching in September 2019.

Sales Conversion Rate: How to Optimize Your Website in 7 Key Steps

The Daily Egg

E-sellers attempting to scale online eventually begin to focus on the art of sales conversion rate optimization. Why is this such an important area of focus for online merchants who want to grow?

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

The nuances of changing pricing: How SaaSquatch’s Will Fraser decided on a price increase, got his team onboard, and increased opportunities in the process

Predictable Revenue

On this edition of The Predictable Revenue Podcast, co-host Collin Stewart welcomes Will Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of referral platform SaaSquatch. The post The nuances of changing pricing: How SaaSquatch’s Will Fraser decided on a price increase, got his team onboard, and increased opportunities in the process appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

New customers can teach you a lot… if you just ask

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

If you’re marketing and selling a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, feel free to ring a bell or do whatever it is you do when you win a new deal. But don’t stop there. Those new customers are worth more than just subscription revenue. They can tell you a lot to help your marketing.

What Makes a Great Leader?

Tom Tunguz

It’s very difficult question to answer. How do you judge a leader? Is it financial success? The loyalty they engender? Their ability to inspire? There are war-time leaders and peace-time leaders. Leaders may be understated or zealous.

Setting up for early success as a SaaS startup


On this week’s podcast, we talk with Cristina Vila, Founder of Cledara, which was crowned the Best SaaS Startup of 2018 during SaaStock18 in Dublin last year. .

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.