December, 2018

Matrix Growth Academy – Zero to 100 Videos

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

Matrix Growth Academy – Zero to 100 was an educational event held in San Francisco, aimed at providing B2B Founders with a road-map for how to get from Zero to a repeatable, scalable and profitable growth process that would take them to $100m in revenue. Please find below the primary videos for They have been. Startup Help

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There are over 100 SaaS unicorns. How long did it take them to get to $100 million in ARR?

The Angel VC

A few days ago I wrote that there’s more than one path to $100 million. I argued that while it’s awesome to see that some companies are able to get from 0 to $100 million in ARR in 7-8 years or even less, trying to grow that fast may not be the best choice for most companies. That raises the question: What are your chances of growing a little slower and still achieving massive success?

The Ultimate Guide To Your SaaS Website Localization

Incredo

Adapting apps and services to foreign markets is something that many businesses are sleeping on, and it is often the missing link that stops them from really flourishing. That's not an overestimation.

Predictions for 2019

Tom Tunguz

Here are some predictions for 2019 and a review of my thoughts for 2018, many of which were wrong. The M&A market slows meaningfully , especially at the multi-billion dollar level. The recent seasickness in the public markets forces most CEOs adopt a more conservative approach to acquisitions.

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.

Your SaaS prospects could be afraid to buy

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

If you’re selling or marketing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, you’ve probably seen something like this before: You’re talking with a prospective customer that’s struggling with a broken, outdated system, something they’ve been using for a long time to handle some vital task.

10 Most Important Sales Trends That Will Define 2019 (And Predictions)

Sales Hacker

It’s that time of the year again! Time for Sales Hacker’s Annual Top 10 Sales Trends and Predictions for the Future of Sales in 2019. Due to the proliferation of modern sales technology and people’s love of it, I added a new element this time. This new element is, “Companies to watch”.

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There’s more than one path to $100 million

The Angel VC

A couple of years ago I wrote a post titled “How fast is fast enough?”. The subtext of the question was “How fast do you have to grow if your ambition is to get to $100M in ARR and build a very large company”. It’s an important question, as your target growth rate determines your hiring plan, budget, and fundraising strategy.

Which are the Best SaaS Development Companies in Eastern Europe

Incredo

Does your business have everything it needs? With new demands and even newer technology, it’s much harder for a business to develop its own mobile app or website interface. Finding a good software development team in North America for a reasonable budget is a rare occurrence.

Just Where Are SaaS Companies Priced After the 2018 Correction?

Tom Tunguz

Reading the news in the past week made me wonder. Just where are we pricing SaaS companies today? The Nasdaq and the S&P have toyed with a bear market. Many stocks are down 10 to 50%. Absolute valuations are one consideration, but let’s understand it at a deeper level.

A Survival Guide to Global Workforce Trends in 2019

Entrepreneur - SaaS

The workforce is getting both younger and older. Managing Employees

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!

46 Bad Ass Sales Podcasts Every Sales Professional Should Follow in 2019

Sales Hacker

The path to sales enlightenment requires continuous self-learning, but there’s a real problem. Salespeople are BUSY. With the insane rise of text based content, we understand that not all salespeople have time to sit and read articles.

Facebook Workplace’s Julien Codorniou on turning companies into communities

Inside Intercom

Facebook’s mission statement has been examined everywhere from college business case studies to the hallowed halls of the United States Congress. It’s easy to connect the dots between mission and product when you consider the social media behemoth’s more than 2 billion worldwide users.

Three Things To Consider Before Your Next MarTech Purchase

CloudKettle

Marketers are living in a golden age of marketing. No longer do marketers have to rely. The post Three Things To Consider Before Your Next MarTech Purchase appeared first on CloudKettle. SaaS Sales and Marketing appexchange B2B B2B marketing B2B SaaS Marketing technology Martech ROI Saas Salesforce

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Is Offline Marketing Dead? How Will Your SaaS Business Respond to It?

Incredo

Operating on cloud is the next step for businesses in the digital evolution. Because information is connected and simultaneously updated through the internet! In 2019, the cloud market is projected to grow up to 206.2 billion from around 175.8 billion in 2018. SaaS Marketing Strategy

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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.

Which is More Important: New Account Growth or Account Expansion?

Tom Tunguz

If you have one marketing dollar to spend on your startup’s growth, should you spend it on acquiring a new customer or on expanding an existing customer? Mining the existing customer base for customer expansion seems very logical.

Sales Tools – Made in Belgium

yoursales

Sales Tools: Made in Belgium. Tools for sales are flooding the market and the flood seems to increase in strength every year. That said, few know there’s a vibrant community of sales tools and sales tech stack vendors packed together in Belgium. They’re Solving Puzzles in Gent, Belgium.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sales Productivity

Sales Hacker

Art or Science? Sales requires mastery of “soft skills,” so it can often seem like more art than science. Movies like Thank You for Smoking and Wolf of Wall Street portray top performers as innately talented artists, but we all know that it takes more than a great pitch to hit your number.

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Sujan Patel on scaling growth with chatbots

Inside Intercom

Just ask Sujan Patel, one of today’s most well-known experts in growth. Sujan has seen first-hand just how powerful chatbots can be – greater efficiency, accelerated sales cycles and better customer experiences. Sujan’s no stranger to finding the cutting edge in growth.

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.

5 steps to sales prospecting (for higher quality leads) in 2019

Close.io

When I first began selling, nervous doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt about sales prospecting.

8 Sustainable Practices to Better Your Mobile App Marketing Strategies

Incredo

As technology progresses, it's unavoidable to face the tough turf that consists of your competition. For this reason, many company owners have taken measures to adopt strategies that will help them overcome the competition.

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Selling Your Product While You Build It

Tom Tunguz

Customers will pay you to build your SaaS product. It’s one of the great advantages of a SaaS model. Annual prepay contracts - wherein customers pay for a year’s cost on day - is a free loan from customers. And every startup can benefit from this advance.

The 20 most popular SaaS Roundup reads of 2018

Chart Mogul

Every week we scour the web to pick our top three industry reads and share them in our SaaS Roundup newsletter. As we approach the end of 2018, I thought it would be a good time to take stock of the articles that resonated most with our audience.

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.

Best 18 Sales Articles of 2018 from Sales Hacker

Sales Hacker

Here’s a recap of the best sales articles from 2018 from Sales Hacker! With 2019 is right on the horizon, I’m taking this as an opportunity to look back at the kickass year we had at Sales Hacker. As usual, we were lucky enough to play host to many brilliant people contributing amazing content.

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2018 on Inside Intercom

Inside Intercom

It has been a year of extraordinary growth at Intercom. Intercom, the product, continued to develop at a fast pace with hundreds of new features big and small – from an entirely reimagined Messenger to a thriving Intercom App Store to next generation chatbots, Custom Bots and Answer Bot.

A Look Back at BetterCloud’s 2018 Highlights

BetterCloud

And just like that, it’s the end of another year. 2018 was momentous for us. We released exciting new features that bolster security across your SaaS apps, raised a $60M funding round, and even ranked #11 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC 2018. Here’s a look back at our 2018 highlights.

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How we redesigned the sidebar of our CRM

Close.io

The left navigation is present on every page you look at in Close. It provides the main way to move through the product. It also hasn’t been touched since about 2013! It was time to show it some love.

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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!

Creative Selection - An Inside Look at Some Key Moments at Apple

Tom Tunguz

I’ve wondered what it’s like to work at Apple. I’ve read books and articles about Steve Jobs and the turbulence the company experienced. Ken Kocienda co-wrote the Safari browser and developed the first iPhone keyboard.

How Subscriptions Are Remaking Corporate America

Zuora

Wall Street finally gets it! This story was originally written by Alex Eule, Managing Editor of Barron’s and published here. […]. The post How Subscriptions Are Remaking Corporate America appeared first on Zuora. Pricing Strategy Subscription Economy Zuora News

Prospecting in a Post-GDPR World

Sales Hacker

The past few years have been rather tumultuous in the digital realm. First came Mobilegeddon in 2015, heralding the end of (desktop) days. And now, we’re dealing with the fallout of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which officially became the law of the (European) land on May 25, 2018.

How to use email marketing to connect with your users

Inside Intercom

Email is one of the most effective channels that a business can use to reach its customers. And if done right, it’s also one of the most useful. You might think we’re all about live chat here at Intercom, but we’re true believers in building relationships with users no matter the medium.

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.