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.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

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.

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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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SaaS Chart of Accounts

It’s no secret that general ledgers aren’t optimized for SaaS companies. Your QuickBooks or Xero Chart of Accounts is no different. The following Excel template is a sample Chart of Accounts that you can download and customize to fit your business needs.

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.

Selling in a Crisis: Navigating Through Hard Times

Predictable Revenue

CEO and Founder of Close, Steli Efti, explains some of the strategies that companies can implement to successfully traverse the crisis, while maintaining an effective sales team. The post Selling in a Crisis: Navigating Through Hard Times 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.

Guide to Data Consulting Success: What to Know & Ask Before Your Next Data Project

Whether you're starting a new data initiative or benchmarking a current effort, this guide breaks down how to develop a coherent data strategy, avoid common pitfalls, and work with data consultants to improve business visibility and drive growth.

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.”

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.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

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.

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?

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.

5 Interesting Learnings From Shopify. At $3+ Billion in ARR.

SaaStr

Shopify has grown so quickly, it’s tough to even comprehend. From A $1.6B run rate a year ago to $3.2B today.

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Onboarding Projects and Clients? Here are 5 Tips for Success

As a company that has onboarded thousands of clients, users, and projects over the past decade, Aysling has learned a handful of tips to streamline processes. With its award-winning support, they wanted to share their successful onboarding tips with all.

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

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.

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.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Advertising Week 360: How to Tell the Perfect Startup Brand Story

Trint

It started with a chance meeting and an innocent question. I was in London in an all-consuming job as a foreign correspondent for ABC News.

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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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.