Sat.Apr 22, 2017 - Fri.Apr 28, 2017

Growth hacking was invented with a mint julep and two beers

Hitenism

Back in 2010, on a Monday at 5 PM, I found myself at a bar called Memphis in Southern California in a heated discussion with two close friends. Patrick Vlaskovits was cheerfully drinking a mint julep while Sean Ellis and I were each enjoying a cold beer.

My Algorithm is Better than Yours

Tom Tunguz

My algorithm is better than yours. My algorithm performs better on the precision/recall tradeoffs. It surfaces fewer false positives. It converges to an answer faster. Perhaps it requires a bit less data. Those statements might all be true. But none of these advantages confer a competitive sales advantage in the market. They aren’t technology innovations leading to a go-to-market advantage. I first observed the use of large scale machine learning at Google.

riskmethods Receives an Additional 13.5 Million Euro Growth Capital

The SaaS Garage

Positioned for Continued Growth and Market Leadership: riskmethods Receives an Additional 13.5 Million Euro Growth Capital. By Businesswire , April 26, 2017 08:00 AM. Digital+ Partners leads Series-B financing. Previous investors, EQT Ventures, Senovo and Bayern Kapital all co-funded the round.

In 5 Min Combine all Advertising Reports

Rakam

We were aware the spend hours for a single acquisition or advertising report sort of a waste time, instead you might use that time for different purposes. That’s why now you can create any kind of advertising report based on your needs.

4 Competencies of a Successful Sales Team

Speaker: Collin Stewart, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Predictable Revenue

As you scale your SaaS business, you want to be armed with all the necessary tools to ensure optimal growth, which ultimately stems from how effective your sales team is. After identifying that you have a great product that the market needs, the next step is to determine if you have the proper messaging, if you are using the correct channels, and if you have the most effective tactics in place. Join Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Predictable Revenue Collin Stewart to learn how to use this formula to fast-track your startups’ growth journey.

Upcoming webinar on driving revenue and results with payments

wepay

We’ve got a great webinar coming up on why integrating white-label payments is a great bet for SMB platforms and other kinds of platform and SaaS businesses. We are going to look at how doing payments the right way increases stickiness and engagement and creates new business.

A Tale of Two Go To Market Strategies

Tom Tunguz

There are approximately 22 million trucks in the US. Many of these trucks run software to track the location of the vehicle, manage inventory, and comply with regulation. There are two SaaS companies operating at greater than $100M in ARR in the space and they illustrate one of the mantras on this blog: there are many different ways to build a SaaS company.

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Ixia goes native to build its cloud visibility solution

Network World

Earlier this month Ixia announced an update to its CloudLens product where it could now provide visibility into public clouds. Ixia wasn’t the first packet broker vendors to roll out a solution that extends the visibility infrastructure to the cloud. That honor goes to Gigamon, which announced the general availability of its visibility platform for Amazon Web Services.

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Asia, China, PSD2 – Global Payments Changes: WePay’s Week in Payments

wepay

It’s not really news that fintech, digital and online payments are rapidly growing worldwide, especially in Asia, but the extent of that growth is still surprising. A new report, covered by China Money Network , says that Alipay and Wechat Pay have enabled USD 2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016, a 20-fold increase over the past four years.

Ixia goes native to build its cloud visibility solution

Network World

Earlier this month Ixia announced an update to its CloudLens product where it could now provide visibility into public clouds. Ixia wasn’t the first packet broker vendors to roll out a solution that extends the visibility infrastructure to the cloud. That honor goes to Gigamon, which announced the general availability of its visibility platform for Amazon Web Services.

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Microsoft finds another use for LinkedIn with CRM integration

Network World

The moment Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was dreading has arrived: Microsoft is wielding LinkedIn against Salesforce in the battle for the CRM market. Starting Tuesday , salespeople will get LinkedIn Sales Navigator data alongside other information in the Dynamics 365 Sales dashboard. Users who have both systems will see information from LinkedIn profiles inside the lead, contact, account and opportunity pages of Dynamics 365 Sales.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Microsoft finds another use for LinkedIn with CRM integration

Network World

The moment Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was dreading has arrived: Microsoft is wielding LinkedIn against Salesforce in the battle for the CRM market. Starting Tuesday , salespeople will get LinkedIn Sales Navigator data alongside other information in the Dynamics 365 Sales dashboard. Users who have both systems will see information from LinkedIn profiles inside the lead, contact, account and opportunity pages of Dynamics 365 Sales.

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