Sat.Apr 13, 2024 - Fri.Apr 19, 2024

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Dear SaaStr: A Big Tech Co Launched a Competitive Product. How Can I Tell How Serious They Are About It?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: A Big Tech Co Launched a Competitive Product. How Can I Tell How Serious They Are About It? In SaaS at least, I’ll give you one metric that is fairly reliable: How many dedicated sales professional do they have, just 100% selling the competitive product? If it’s none yet, it’s an experiment. If they’ve just made a “Head of” hire, it’s an experiment, but one that is getting budget.

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Digital marketing for SaaS providers: How to promote Embedded Payments

Payrix

Congratulations! You’ve decided to offer Embedded Payments to your customers. Adding Embedded Payments gives you an exciting opportunity to grow your business and solve real pain points for your customers. And solving pain points for your business owner customers are important, with 80% of business owners stating that accepting multiple payment types is vital to their success and one in five businesses reporting that they would switch software providers to be able to accept all the payment types

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12 Best Customer Insight Tools for SaaS Companies in 2024

User Pilot

Want to understand what customers think and how they behave in your product ? If so, you need to invest in the right customer insight tools. These tools are perfect for providing valuable customer insights to make product improvements and optimize your customer experience. Read on to learn more. TL;DR Customer insight platforms enable informed business decisions by analyzing customer behaviors and preferences to improve products and experiences.

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Maximize Revenue with the Customer Engagement Model

Subscription Flow

How do you keep increasing your revenue in a marketplace that has reached its point of saturation? Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, especially in wealthier countries like the US and France, have reached this point where they have become so popular among their potential users that they are now really struggling to find new users. In such a scenario, what subscription-based businesses like these dating apps usually do is they redirect their energies into improving their customer lifetime value

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Merchant Insider Report: Payment Insights for Software Leaders

From emerging payment technologies to the importance of intuitive software design, the world of embedded payments is rapidly evolving. How do you stay ahead while serving up what merchants really want in your software offerings? The Merchant Insider report is here to help, offering unique insights into the merchant perspective. It analyzes responses from over 500 merchants in the U.S. and spans key industries, so you can understand the challenges, preferences, and expectations that are shaping s

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FastSpring Expands Payments Support with Apple Pay, Pix, Preferred Payment Method, and More

FastSpring

Offering a frictionless checkout experience is essential for digital transaction conversion rates. Today, we’re excited to announce new payment method improvements available on the FastSpring platform: Apple Pay Pix Preferred Payment Method Apple Pay: Seamless Transactions Within the Apple Ecosystem As Apple Pay adoption continues to grow, incorporating Apple Pay into payment options becomes an essential part of your digital strategy.

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AI-Enabled Continuity of Care with Ed and Todd Park

Andreessen Horowitz

Vijay Pande, founding general partner of a16z Bio + Health, chats with the builders (and siblings) behind Devoted Health, Ed and Todd Park. The Park brothers, with decades of expertise in healthcare and policy, including as EVP and COO at athenahealth (Ed) and Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Todd), started Devoted with the idea of building a healthcare model from scratch.

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The Top 4 Skills Marketers Will Need in the Future

The Moz Blog

There’s no doubt that AI is impacting the role of marketers around the world, but the skills marketers need to thrive in the future go beyond simply leveraging AI tools. Learn the top 4 skills marketers will need in the future in this blog post.

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What is OKR? How this Goal Framework Can Help You Smash Your Sales Targets

CloseSaaS

OKR is a no-BS goal-setting framework that demands you aim high, track meticulously, and conquer ambitiously. Learn how to use OKR to crush your goals.

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Digital customer engagement: how to balance one-to-one and digital interaction

ChurnZero

Congratulations – you’re adopting a digital customer success strategy! Those are some big shifts – whether it’s updating your books , implementing a new management system, or revamping the tools, resources, and customer journeys you already have. So, now what? Make sure you’re still delivering high-touch, one-to-one engagement. Wait, say that again?

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The Top 5 Ways to Monetize Your Subscriber Base

Grow your revenue with iolo’s comprehensive guide designed for senior business leaders. Discover effective methods to deliver premium features and monetize your subscriber base for maximum profitability. Gain practical insights and learn new approaches to drive sustainable growth in your business. Download your copy and start expanding your business today!

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Dear SaaStr: How Do You Build a Real Exit Strategy?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Do You Build a Real Exit Strategy? First, bear in mind acquisitions are relatively rare. The vast majority of startups will never get one acquisition offer, let alone a good one. Still, it’s not random. I’ve been through it twice as a founder and about ten times as an investor. At a high level, three things you can do that aren’t very hard will increase the odds you have an “exit”: First, build the best product in an important space.

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The Most Profitable Software Company in Q1 2024

Tom Tunguz

Ethereum generated $370m in profit on $825m in revenue for about a 45% net income margin. The chart above shows both the historical performance & also explains how web3 blockchains like Ethereum generate revenue & profits. How does Ethereum compare to other software companies? If Ethereum were to trade on the New York Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, it would top the net income margin (%) charts, with Microsoft, Adobe and Veeva thereafter.

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Clouded Judgement 4.19.24 - Rubrik IPO Update

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 Rubrik IPO Update This week Rubrik launched their IPO with an initial pricing range of $28 - $31 / share. This range represents roughly a $6B valuation at the midpoint ($29.50 / share), with a ~6.5x NTM revenue multiple.

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FastSpring at SaaStock USA 2024!

FastSpring

Ready to join the leading conference for B2B SaaS founders, operators and investors from pre-seed to series C? If so, join FastSpring at SaaStock USA 2024 at Booth S5! We’d love to talk with you in person! Join us at the Palmer Events Center, in Austin, TX, from May 13th to 15th, for an extraordinary event dedicated to all things SaaS. Since 2016, SaaStock has helped more founders, investors, and operators connect, learn, and grow than any other SaaS conference globally.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Dear SaaStr: What Do You Do When Your Startup is Not Growing Anymore?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Do You Do When Your Startup is Not Growing Anymore? First, be honest about why. You can blame it on macro issues if you want, but if growth has radically decelerated, it’s likely because you are less competitive than you were before. You probably have fallen out of product-market fit, partially or entirely. Be honest. And go close those feature gaps, and get back to being ahead of the competition — not behind.

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My Favorite Uses of AI

Tom Tunguz

Recently, I was at the library & stood in front of a book that might be a good read. I fired up Gemini, asked it for a plot summary & a digest of the reviews before deciding to read it. So I started a list : what are the ways I use AI that are new in the last year? I often publish tables within these blog posts. I write posts in markdown , a language that requires making tables in a unique format that looks like this | Column 1 | Column 2 | | 2021 | 140m | There’s a nifty little pl

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Celebrating Innovation: Announcing the Winners of the Beelievers Awards- London Edition

Chargebee

Chargebee’s London-based user conference, beelieve, hummed with excitement as it united trailblazers and innovators from the subscription and revenue growth sector. A standout moment was the “beelievers” awards, honoring visionary leaders and organizations shaping the subscription landscape’s future. Let’s explore the winners in each category, highlighting their exceptional contributions to efficiency, transformation, retention, revenue growth, and leadership.

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FastSpring at GamesBeat Summit 2024!

FastSpring

Ready for an immersive exploration of the pressing real-world challenges confronting the gaming industry? If so, join FastSpring at GamesBeat Summit 2024! We’d love to talk with you in person! Join us at the Marina del Rey Marriott, in Los Angeles, CA, on May 20th and 21st, for an extraordinary event dedicated to all things video gaming. This year’s theme is Resilience and Adaptation, where we will all delve into the strategies needed to adapt and thrive.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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How I Reverse-Engineered a $100M Exit with SaaStr Founder and CEO Jason Lemkin

SaaStr

How do you reverse-engineer your first million as a SaaS startup founder? SaaStr founder and CEO Jason Lemkin chats with Sam Parr on the popular YouTube channel and podcast My First Million about what’s required to make it on the map for a $100M exit and then reverse engineers the steps to get there. To the OG software people who read SaaStr, Jason is “the guy,” Sam says.

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The Market Size Mistake

Tom Tunguz

Over the weekend, Tobi, the founder and CEO of Shopify, discussed the major reason investors passed on Shopify in the early days : market size. Good supercut about why Shopify worked [link] — tobi lutke (@tobi) April 14, 2024 I remember that financing round, & I remember having the same concern, & making the same mistake. Living in the valley & driving on 101, the billboards & logo-adorned headquarters of successful companies provide a daily infusion of all the mistakes in

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Understanding Credit Card Processing Fees for Merchants: How Much Does Processing Credit Cards Cost?

Stax

Accepting credit card transactions is no longer a decision of whether to but rather how to. With cashless now BEING king, credit and debit cards are the primary method for your customers to make payments. Pre-pandemic, 62.3% of consumer payments came through card payments. And electronic payments were at 14.2%, closing in on cash at 15.5%. While the figures aren’t from the COVID-affected spending period, it’s fair to assume that cash is down while cards and electronic payments are w

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How a Successful Website Migration Led to a 20% Increase in Keyword Rankings [Free Template]

The Moz Blog

For those embarking on a website migration, keep in mind the importance of meticulous planning coupled with flexibility and constant communication with stakeholders. This will let your migration unlock new potential and achieve unparalleled growth.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Want To Win This Time? Don’t Dwell On The Last One

SaaStr

The best thing I’ve read in some time was the advice Nick Saban, the winning college football coach in history, gave to Alabama’s basketball coach who kept getting … close. Almost there. Alabama basketball kept getting upset, and the call went to Coach Saban. “What have we got to do to go all the way?” The answer: “Don’t dwell on it.

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End-User Behavior Monitoring: Types, Benefits & Tools

User Pilot

Understanding how end-users interact with your product is crucial to identifying user experience bottlenecks. It also helps identify better ways to engage users. When combined with product analytics , end-user behavior monitoring can help you boost product usage and retention rates. It can even help maximize feature adoption. But how do you track and analyze end-user behavior?

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Mobile Credit Card Processing Explained: What Business Owners Need to Know

Stax

According to Forbes , “mobile payments are increasingly being used by U.S. shoppers as customers become more comfortable with the technology.” Not only are there a number of ways your customers could be using their mobile devices to give payments, but you as a business owner could be leveraging mobile devices to accept them as well. As stated by countless resources, mobile is the direction the payment technology space is heading.

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How to Detect if Your Startup Has a Faux Focus

Kellblog

I’ve realized that one of things I do for (or should I say, to) early-stage startups is detect whether they have a real or a faux focus (pronounced fo-focus) — the latter being a focus that appears to be real at first, but is in fact fake. Focus is like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Needed. Timeless. And everyone’s in favor.

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SaaS: How They’re Turning Payments Into Profit Centers

Discover how top SaaS companies are earning up to $700k + and zero upfront cost with Usio Integrated Payments.

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Dear SaaStr: Why Do Some People Loathe Sales?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Why Do Some People Loathe Sales? People loathe sales because they are making the mistake of mapping their experiences as, essentially, Very Small Businesses, as the general experience of a corporate buyer. Yes, you and I just want to buy in one click, on a website. I rarely if ever want to talk to a salesperson. Just think about buying a car.

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Customer Journey Insights: What Are They and How to Collect Them?

User Pilot

Customer journey insights enable marketing, product, design, and customer success teams to make informed decisions and create better customer experiences. In this article, we explain: What customer journey insights are. How they are linked to customer journey analysis and customer journey mapping. Why you should use customer journey analytics. How to extract and use them to optimize the customer journey.

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ISVs vs SaaS: What’s the Difference?

Stax

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Software-as-a-Service Providers (SaaS) operate within the same market, thus creating a push-and-pull revenue dynamic. In this article, you’ll learn the differences between these providers and gain valuable insights for positioning your offerings successfully. TL;DR ISVs develop and distribute software products independently and often collaborate with hardware manufacturers and platform providers.