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How to Fish in the Same Pond Without P **g Everyone Off

Predictable Revenue

Collin reconnects with Matthew Roberts from Mosaic to discuss the evolution from broad-based prospecting to a hyper-focused strategy The post How to Fish in the Same Pond Without P **g Everyone Off appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Feature Rollout: What Is It and How to Conduct It? (+Best Practices)

User Pilot

Even if you’ve been a product manager for a while, a new feature rollout can be a challenging experience. Fear not, though, as this article provides lots of valuable insights into the process. We explain what a feature rollout is, why it is important for product teams, and how to conduct them. We also share some best practices. Ready to dive in?

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What Are The Odds You Get Acquired Within 5 Years for a Good Price? Around 1%-1.5%

SaaStr

So Carta put out some recent data I found very useful on how many startups raise another round, and how many sort of quietly wind down, in the first 5 years or so after being founded (from 2018 to early 2024): Almost none IPO’d in the first 5 years, but that just makes sense. It takes at least 8-10 years, on average, to IPO these days. And half the Seed stage startups had shut down by Year 5.

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The Vector Computer Company

Tom Tunguz

If you were to watch three videos on YouTube Shorts - one on Italian cooking, one on chess openings, & a third on crypto trading, YouTube Shorts’ recommendation algorithm combines the video descriptions with your dwell time. Watching the osso bucco video to its end would trigger more Italian cooking specialty videos in your feed. We believe every LLM-based application will need this capability.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know as a Data or Product Professional

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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How I Repurpose Blog Content into LinkedIn Posts to Expand My Reach

Buffer Resources

If you’re publishing quality blog content, you’re also creating ideal content for LinkedIn — you just need to learn how to repurpose it. I’m Irina, a Growth and SEO Advisor, and I help companies grow their visibility with inbound marketing. During the last eight years, I’ve helped well-known SaaS companies (like Hunter and Aura) grow their traffic to hundreds of thousands of sessions from organic and social media channels.

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Slides from Balderton Webinar on Entering New Markets, The Key to Efficient Growth

Kellblog

Just a quick post to share the slides from the webinar I did with Balderton Capital this morning entitled Opening New Markets, The Key to Efficient Growth in 2024 and Beyond. Thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted questions at the event. And thanks to the Balderton team for hosting it. The slides are embedded below as a slideshow. You can download a PDF version here.

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14 Local Search Developments You Need to Know About From Q1 2024

The Moz Blog

From new European local SERPs and the GBP site shutdown to a grab bag of Google developments, Miriam Ellis recaps Q1 2024 local SEO news so you won’t miss a thing!

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Biotech Revolution with Software Engineering Daily

Andreessen Horowitz

“There is a revolution unfolding in biotech. The confluence of new biological methods like CRISPR, virtually unlimited computational capacity, and machine learning has fundamentally transformed our ability to engineer biology for wide-ranging applications.” Vijay Pande, founding general partner at a16z Bio + Health, joins the Software Engineering Daily podcast to talk about innovation in biotech and healthcare, the biotech startup landscape, the impact of AI, and much more.

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Pods in Customer Success vs. Sales: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Sixteen Ventures

Pods, a collaborative team structure, have been around for several years but have become increasingly popular in both Customer Success (CS) and Sales, especially as the former has become even more efficiency-focused in the past year. While Pods share some similarities between Sales and Customer Success, their core objectives and functionalities differ based on the […] The post Pods in Customer Success vs.

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How Investors & Strategic Buyers Evaluate Integrated Payment Strategies

Explore how integrated payment strategies impact investor and buyer evaluations. Payments are more than a feature — they’re a key to long-term success and market differentiation. They help SaaS companies offer seamless user experiences and efficient operations. Investors and strategic buyers assess these integrated payment strategies as a measure of a company's growth potential and sustainability.

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Redpoint: Seed May Still Be Strong, But There’s No Bounce Back at Series A. And the AI Premium is 3x.

SaaStr

So Redpoint Ventures published some of the slides they recently presented to their Limited Partners (their own investors) here. There’s a ton of good data there, but this one slide stood out to me, because it was put together in a really clear fashion, better than other data sources I’ve seen. And what it says is that even though Seed stage investing remains arguably as strong as ever … Series A hasn’t bounced back.

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Clouded Judgement 3.22.24 - ERR vs ARR and the Conundrum of AI Revenue Streams Today

Clouded Judgement

Every week I’ll provide updates on the latest trends in cloud software companies. Follow along to stay up to date! Subscribe now ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) vs ERR (Experimental Runrate Revenue) ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) is one of the most popular SaaS (Non-GAAP) metrics. However, it’s also one of the most loosely used metrics, and is frequently misused.

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AI SaaS Companies Will Be More Profitable

Tom Tunguz

Will AI sofware companies operate with better or worse profitability than a classic SaaS company? Initially, I thought worse since the expense of serving AI as a product is signficantly higher. But now I’m not so sure. AI SaaS may be much more profitable than the -10% average net income margins of the current crop of public businesses. Yes, AI inflates the cost to serve the product.

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Pricing and Packaging Your B2B or Prosumer Generative AI Feature

Andreessen Horowitz

Effectively monetizing any new technology is a race to capture market share while still giving yourself room to grow your business. But the stakes are much higher with generative AI: though it promises to deliver unprecedented value to businesses, it can also be very expensive to serve to each incremental customer. At the growth stages in particular, founders need to be mindful of their unit economics and margins.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Dear SaaStr: For High Dollar Vertical SaaS, Does The First VP of Sales Need Domain Expertise?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: If you were hiring a head of sales for a high-priced, niche B2B SaaS product, would you focus on general B2B SaaS sales experience or on market/customer knowledge, assuming it will be very difficult to find a candidate with both? This is the scenario when the trade-off is the most acute. Imagine you are selling a $100,000+ product and you yourself as CEO/founders have limited knowledge selling to the customer base.

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YouTube SEO: A Simple Step-by-step Guide to Videos That Rank

Buffer Resources

You could be making the most attention-grabbing, helpful, entertaining videos — if you’re not leveraging the power of YouTube SEO, you’re leaving views on the table.  YouTube is effectively the video version of its parent company, Google, so the way users discover videos on the social media platform is a lot like how they search for something on the search engine.

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Analyze All the Things : Data Omniscience with Omni

Tom Tunguz

Within data teams, a tension exists. Centralize the data analysis to ensure accuracy or enable end-users to analyze their own data directly which is faster & more direct. The pendulum between these two states started with centralization during the 2000s with BI products from Microstrategy, Cognos, BusinessObjects, & Hyperion. In 2004, Tableau emerged from the Stanford campus to deliver their application to the users.

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Discovering SimpleCirc Alternatives for Your Magazine in 2024

Subscription Flow

SimpleCirc stands out as a noteworthy option when looking into subscription management software because of its intuitive user interface and effective subscriber data handling. Smaller companies or niche publications looking for ease of use for handling their subscription operations will find its streamlined approach especially appealing. But it is important to understand that there are SimpleCirc alternatives with advantages that might be more suitable for certain business requirements.

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People, Passion & Perfection: The Key Ingredients for an Awesome Product

Need help launching innovative software quickly? Dive into "People, Passion, and Perfection" and unlock the secrets to building excellent products in the digital age. Fast-track your journey with Tech Accelerator: Agile and Cloud-Native for flexibility & scalability AI-powered innovation for faster results Quality at every step for a flawless user experience See real impact across industries: Healthcare: Empower patients and medical professionals with intuitive solutions Education: Transform cla

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Advice Every SaaS Founder Needs to Know in 2024 with Sam Blond and Jason Lemkin

SaaStr

At SaaStr Miami, former Founder’s Fund Partner and CRO of Brex Sam Blond — host of the SaaStr CRO Confidential Podcast — sat down with SaaStr CEO and founder Jason Lemkin for a fireside chat about finding success as a SaaS company in 2024. They discuss Sam’s learnings at Founders Fund, what the 2024 playbook looks like, hiring and motivating sales teams, and a handful of audience questions.

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User Experience Optimization Guide For SaaS: Steps and Techniques

User Pilot

As today’s user increasingly desires swift solutions when using digital products, user experience optimization can spell the difference between the success and failure of a product. To retain users, continuous improvement of your UX optimization efforts is critical. This guide takes an in-depth examination of steps you can start implementing right away to improve your product’s UX optimization.

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Instagram Customer Care 101 for Small Businesses

Buffer Resources

In 2013, I started as a social media specialist at a digital marketing agency. Our main client was UNIQA, the largest insurance group in Europe, which focused on Facebook marketing. They also asked us to create an Instagram profile just to have a presence on another social media platform.  As a junior SMM specialist, it was my job to repost Facebook posts to Instagram and check out Instagram comments once a week.

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Mastering the Art of Complex B2B Recurring and Subscription Billing: Strategizing Customer Penetration for Enhanced Growth

Blulogix

By BluLogix Team Mastering the Art of Complex B2B Recurring and Subscription Billing: Strategizing Customer Penetration for Enhanced Growth For B2B subscriptions, customer retention is a pivotal factor underpinning the long-term success and sustainability of businesses. Far beyond the initial capture, the art of retaining customers demands a nuanced, ongoing engagement strategy that nurtures and expands the customer relationship over time.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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Dear SaaStr: Does the Fund Make The VC or VC Make The Fund?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Does the fund make the VC or VC make the fund? The VC makes the fund — but it’s a little more nuanced than that. Only 2 things matters for VC until it’s late stage, and maybe even then: Getting the best founders to pick you; and Picking from the best founders that do pick you. Everything else is just an input. Deal flow is just an input.

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User Activity Patterns: How to Identify Them For SaaS

User Pilot

Tracking user activity patterns helps you understand users better and uncover insights to increase product engagement. This article shows you practical steps to accomplish this task. You will also find the best tools for the job and learn about key behavior metrics to monitor for tracking user patterns. TL;DR User activity patterns are the trends and recurring behaviors users exhibit when interacting with a website or app.

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Decoding the Mechanics of Brand Familiarity to Future-Proof Any Brand

The Moz Blog

In this article, Giulia sprinkles a bit of cognitive science in the marketing mix to showcase how leveraging the familiarity bias can future-proof any brand.

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How Do You Know You are Ready to Implement With the Help of Chameleon?

Inturact

If you're like many SaaS founders, product marketers, and managers, you might find yourself in this spot: You've signed up for Chameleon, but you're not sure if now's the right time to dive into setting it up.

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6 Reasons Why Your Integrated Payments Strategy Could Fail

If you're in the software industry grappling with integrating payments into your business model, understanding where others have stumbled can be a game-changer for your revenue goals. Discover 6 key reasons behind the struggles many face. The challenge goes beyond the technicalities of integrating a payment system; it delves into the strategic oversight of revenue shares, negotiations with payment providers, and the full exploitation of potential revenue streams.

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The Path to CRO with TigerEye, CircleCl, Lattice, and Notion

SaaStr

The path to Cheif Revenue Officer (CRO) is different for many people. Tracy Young , CEO and co-founder at TigerEye, sits down with three CROs to talk about how they navigated the journey to revenue leader. Jane Kim, former CRO of CircleCl, Laurabeth Harvey, President of Field Operations at Lattice, and Erica Anderson, Notion’s CRO, all share the key decisions or events that shaped their careers.

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New User Activation Dashboard: Definition, Metrics, and Examples

User Pilot

In SaaS, a new user activation dashboard can become a massive product analytics tool to understand and optimize the user journey. But how can a dashboard for user activation can help you engage more users? Let’s explore how a new user activation dashboard works, look at the key metrics you need to include in it, and see how it can help you unlock ways to retain more customers.

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How Inclusivity Drives Link Diversity — Whiteboard Friday

The Moz Blog

Inclusivity makes business sense. Discover how targeting diverse audiences can enhance your backlink profile, boost trust with Google, and ultimately drive revenue.

Revenue 93