November, 2020

SaaS Growth Rate: How to Track Your Growth in 2020

Chart Mogul

Calculating your growth rate was simple in a world where SaaS wasn’t as crowded and there weren’t so many different go-to-market strategies. Things have changed since those golden days and we now need a new approach.

Celery, Sweat and Sleep—SaaS Execs on Maintaining the Energy to Lead

OpenView Labs

Early mornings, late nights and back-to-back meetings —the amount of time an executive needs to be “on” every day is nothing short of exhausting.

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How to Grow a SaaS Company Past $10m ARR – Experience from Intuit & When I Work

Sujan Patel

You made it! Whether you have thousands of subscribers paying a small monthly fee, or a handful of big-hitting, high-paying enterprise clients, you’re making more than $10 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR).

What Order Should You Hire Your Management Team In?

SaaStr

IME, rough order to make hires in: VPM: $0.2m ARR VPS: $1-$1.5m ARR VPCS: $2m ARR VPP: $3m-$4m ARR VPE: $5m-$6m ARR CFO: $10m ARR COO: $20m ARR. More here: [link]. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) July 21, 2019. The other day I was meeting with a great CEO who had raised a modest seed round.

"I Love Filling Out 12-Page Applications and Waiting Weeks For a Response,” Said No Merchant Ever

Learn how becoming a payment facilitator can improve a merchant’s experience and your revenue.

Best Employee Monitoring Software

The Daily Egg

Employee monitoring software is more than just a tool for keeping an eye on your staff. These tools ensure that your entire team stays on-task and avoids distractions while they’re working. Employee monitoring tools have features for security, time tracking, and even productivity management.

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Here’s to 2021: Accurate, Agile Sales Forecasting

InsightSquared

When it comes to sales forecasting , it’s a simple truth: if you can see what’s coming, you can prepare and react accordingly. In many cases, you can even change future results before they become foregone conclusions. .

a16z Podcast: Cloud Gaming: The Progress and the Mind-Bending Promise

Andreessen Horowitz

True cloud-native games —those exclusive to and solely playable within the cloud—are poised to revolutionize gameplay and unlock new avenues of hyper-personalized storytelling and socializing. It’s a vision that, though steadily advancing, is still in its early stages.

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I sold Baremetrics

Baremetrics

2020 has turned in to one of the most unusual years of my life, for both the obvious reasons but also for reasons I definitely wasn’t expecting at the start of the year. After 7 years of work building this little company, Baremetrics has a new home. I won’t bury the lede here.

The Top 10 Mistakes First Time SaaS Founders Make

SaaStr

Second-timers know the playbook and can execute against it faster. But often times, they also have a bit of healthy skepticism, a bit of baggage, from the last time. First-timers often know very little, but are baggage free. That can be very powerful.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Best Collaboration Software

The Daily Egg

Even the smallest teams need an easy way to work together and stay connected, especially when they’re not working in the same physical location.

Productivity vs. Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Which One Does Your Sales Team Need?

Predictable Revenue

How can you benefit from productivity, efficiency, or effectiveness? Do the three terms stand for the same thing? You'll find the answers here. The post Productivity vs. Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Which One Does Your Sales Team Need? appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

5 Keys to a Revenue Intelligence Platform

InsightSquared

When you launch a product, there’s always a bit of hold your breath, wait and see. Sure you’ve tested it, but established relationships are much different from broad market availability.

Crypto for Creators: From Art Galleries to ‘Tokenized’ Collectibles

Andreessen Horowitz

This episode features Q&As with two artists who are exploring crypto-powered auction sites and marketplaces – this is part of our ongoing series on the creator economy.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

It All Revolves Around Them: 4 Tips to a Customer-Centric Sales Process

Sales Hacker

Selling doesn’t really have rules. Sure, there are guidelines and best practices. But if sales is a dance, it’s jazz, not ballet. There is, in my opinion, one exception to this: the hard-and-fast rule to focus on your customer.

5 Reasons to Actually Have Board Meetings

SaaStr

I held off for 6+ years and 3000+ Quora answers on writing a post on Board Meetings. Because every investor in the world writes lengthy posts on How to Have a Great Board Meeting. How to Have a Great Pre-Board Meeting. How to Have a Great Board Meeting Week.

Best Digital Asset Management Software

The Daily Egg

Digital asset management software (DAM software for short) is the modern way for businesses to track, share, archive, distribute, and repurpose digital assets. Images, videos, documents, audio files, animations, and other types of media content would all fall into the “digital asset” category.

The Framework For Creating a Product – And a Brand-New Category

Predictable Revenue

If you’ve ever thought about designing a brand new product to capture a brand new market - Michel Feaster has you covered! The post The Framework For Creating a Product – And a Brand-New Category appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

The Startup Funding Bible: How to Raise Money Like a Unicorn

Cobloom

From Facebook to Workday, Airbnb to Dropbox, fairytale stories of billion-dollar startups seem to be everywhere. In each instance, there's a particular fascination on two pieces of information: the company's staggering valuation, and the investment they secured to get there.

Using NBA Metrics to Scout Superstar Startups

Andreessen Horowitz

What makes NBA player (and back-to-back MVP) Giannis Antetokounmpo a bona fide superstar? And what would you look for in the numbers to spot the next Giannis?

Introducing Sales Hacker’s New Community Leaders

Sales Hacker

At Sales Hacker, our Community Leaders help build relationships with our members. They are a part of every conversation that is had on our site, and they help bring other experts into the discussions.

How to Succeed as a First-Time VP of Sales. Or Just a First-Time VP in General.

SaaStr

We’ve talked a lot on SaaStr about how to hire a Great VP of Sales. And we’ll keep talking about it — so long as 70% of first-time VPs of Sales don’t make it 1 year.

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The Five-Finger Approach to Onboarding

As a group who provides the software tools necessary to manage the contracts to cash process, Aysling onboards users and projects daily, and has learned some important tips if you want to be successful when onboarding new clients and/or projects.

Best Mobile App Development Software

The Daily Egg

Years ago, mobile app development was reserved for developers and large organizations with big tech budgets. But today, mobile app development software makes it possible for people of all skill levels to build apps for a wide range of potential use cases.

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Content For Increased Sales Enablement: A User’s Guide

Predictable Revenue

Accept the new normal, and keep your sales team calm and motivated during difficult times. The post Content For Increased Sales Enablement: A User’s Guide appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Sales & Marketing Alignment

Should Your SDRs Look for Projects or Pain?

Kellblog

There’s a common debate out there, it goes something like this: “Our sales development representatives (SDRs) need to look for pain: finding business owners with a problem and the ability to get budget to go fix it.”

Fund VII and Growth Fund II

Andreessen Horowitz

Today we are excited to announce the closing of two new funds, bringing our total assets under management to nearly $16.5 billion.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

How to Succeed in Sales: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was Starting Out

Sales Hacker

Let me guess. You started your career in sales because someone said you’d be good at it. You’re outgoing and competitive, so you should be great at sales… Right? While these are both excellent traits for salespeople to have, there’s a lot more to it if you want to succeed in sales.

Why You Should Kill Your Competitor in SaaS

SaaStr

IMHO and experience, most SaaS CEOs/founders aren’t Killers. They can’t be. They’re Builders. In fact, the two jobs of a founder/CEO are antithetically opposed to zero-sum and attack thinking.

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Best Standing Desks

The Daily Egg

I’m going to give you an aha! moment so big that you’ll never forget it. It’s so well known that the happiest, most powerful, and most successful people on the planet have shared it freely in interviews and biographies. Sadly, this simple secret is often overlooked, hiding in plain sight.