September, 2019

Crossing the Chasm: How to Scale a SaaS Company

Cobloom

From tiny startup to multi-national scale-up, growing a SaaS company is a rollercoaster ride of ever-changing problems. Crossing the chasm is one of the biggest challenges you'll ever face, a huge hurdle that's claimed thousands of promising startups.

Freemium: It's About Acquisition, Not Revenue

ProfitWell

In this week’s episode, Hiten and I want to talk to you about something both of us have a lot of experience with: freemium product strategy. With more startups looking into this model every day, we think it’s important to discuss the inherent tradeoffs of using freemium for your business.

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Platforms vs Verticals and the Next Great Unbundling

Andreessen Horowitz

One of the holy grails in the newco world is to build out a digital platform that successfully serves the needs of a broad number of adjacent verticals, and become the definitive platform in its space. We know the now-canonical … ecommerce marketplaces consumer startups platform shifts

How to scale a sales team: what the different stages of growth require from sales leadership

Predictable Revenue

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Most Billing Software Can’t Handle the Needs of Growing SaaS. Here’s Why

Chargify

At first glance, your choice of billing and subscription software might not seem super important. As long as you find a platform that looks professional and handles the billing and analytics properly, you’ll be in good shape, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

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At the Top SaaS Companies, Most Co-Founders Are Not Equal (And That’s OK)

SaaStr

I was curious the other day how many of the recent Cloud and SaaS IPOs had founders that were equal co-founders from an equity perspective. That was how I was brought up (the first start-up job I had, the founders were equal shareholders).

5 Great Tips on Quality Link Building for SEO in 2019

Backlinkfy

Quality link building is one of the most important aspects of today’s search engine optimization. It is mandatory for websites that want improved traffic from search engines. In fact, online businesses cannot attract the target audience without using a proper link building strategy.

5 Lessons on SaaS Pricing

SaaSX

Pricing is the exchange rate you put on all the tangible and intangible aspects of your business. Value for cash. Patrick Campbell. For young SaaS founders, navigating the complex world of pricing can be very overwhelming.

The Four Components Of Every Growth Strategy

Baremetrics

When you think of “growth,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hacks, tricks, experiments, dark patterns? I don’t blame you. Heck, we’ve even written about how growth hacking is manipulation. So yeah, we’re with you. I’d like to introduce another way of thinking about growth: something we’ll call the Growth Matrix. Copy/pasting hacks and tactics you see from others will likely fail you because they’re part of a larger strategy that doesn’t necessarily fit with your business.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Focus on the 3 most important tasks for your website

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

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What The Downturn Will Probably Look Like in SaaS

SaaStr

So, despite SaaS multiple and the public markets being at near record highs, we’ve seen things start to … wobble a bit overall in tech: The WeWork IPO simply failed , and the Peloton and Direct Smile IPOs were broken. No one really expected this.

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The Three Rules of Freemium

The Angel VC

At the SaaStr Europa conference in Paris a couple of weeks ago I sat down with Joaquim Lecha, the CEO of our portfolio company Typeform , to talk about “Freemium at Scale”. Founded and headquartered in Barcelona, the company launched a free version of its service seven years ago.

How quickly are features losing value?

ProfitWell

On this ProfitWell Report, Toby Biddle of Loop11 ponders how quickly product features are losing their value. To support this notion and answer the question, we looked at over 1.2 million different subscription consumers. Here’s what we found.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Reducing SaaS Customer Churn: 10 Multi-Team Tactics to Drive Loyalty

Sales Hacker

Who’s responsible for retaining your SaaS customers? Sales? Marketing? Customer support? Customer success? All of the above! Because retention is a team sport — and customer churn is the opponent.

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Churn Monster: Unlucky Customer

ChurnZero

Churn Monster #13: Unlucky Customer. . Today is Friday the 13 th and we all know that means – bad luck, right? Well ironically you are in luck, because in honor of this cursed day, we are releasing a new monster in our churn monster series.

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Introduction to the Marketing Attribution Challenge

InsightSquared

One of the main responsibilities of your marketing team is determining which campaigns are the best campaigns. This is no small feet.

The 5 Best Digital Marketing Strategies for Beginners

The Daily Egg

Marketing used to be all about spending money. If you could outspend your competitors, there was a good chance you could take over a larger portion of the market share. Creativity played a part, but being successful often came down to dollars spent. Today, however, marketing is more complicated.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to Steal a Customer From the Competition

SaaStr

So I’ve had a chance to observe some of the worst sales processes of all times in the past few weeks! What happened? Well, first I wrote a few small pieces on a challenge we had with a piece of software.

The SaaS Correction of Late 2019

Tom Tunguz

Last week, SaaS stocks fell by about 18% on average. The chart above shows the most recent enterprise value to forward multiple for a basket of next-generation software companies. The red line is the value and the blue line is the median over the same time frame.

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities

TechStars

You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to start a successful company. Marc Nager, Co-founder of Startup Weekend, and Dave Mayer, Founder of Aspen Entrepreneurs, are pros at building ‘non-urban’ startup communities.

2019 Sales Enablement Statistics

Sales Enablement, SaaS and Growth

2019 is shaping up to be another fine year for those working in and around sales enablement. We’re seeing larger numbers of people work in the industry, more companies investing in sales enablement teams and numerous tools being developed to solve sales enablement challenges.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build It or Buy It. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Marketing Attribution: Keep It Simple

InsightSquared

Marketing attribution is no buzzword. It’s a fundamental building block of achieving ROI. Sometimes seen as more art than science, it’s often given too little attention – or too much. When sales cycles are short, marketing attribution can be fairly straightforward.

5 Easy Fixes that Will Instantly Help you Get More from Google Analytics

The Daily Egg

Google Analytics is without a doubt the single most popular digital analytics tool of all time. Full stop. While it’s impossible for anyone to give the exact number, according to many different sources it’s used by over 50% of websites on the internet.

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Justin Kan and Jason Lemkin: “Things VCs Say”

SaaStr

At the recent A+ Traction conference in Vancouver , Justin Kan and I had a lot of fun doing a presentation I hadn’t done or seen before — “S**t VCs Say” We went through some of the Top 10 things that VCs tell you, that is true but … biased. Every investor has a bias.

The State of the Startup IPO Market

Tom Tunguz

Over the weekend, there was quite a bit of press about the challenged state of startup IPOs this year. I was curious about the real trends in share prices, so I gathered the data on some of the more salient IPOs. The chart above shows 11 IPOs at different points in their life cycles.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

How to Generate Signals that Matter to Early Stage Investors

TechStars

Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash. Build a strong team with direct and relevant reputation. To be clear, names alone don’t matter as much as the relevance of the team members to the challenge facing your business. Example: Selling SAAS to enterprise?

Cost vs Yield in Outbound Sales Might Be the Most Important Concept You’re Missing

Predictable Revenue

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Quit Your Cold Email Strategy

InsightSquared