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6 Things To Know About Getting Acquired

SaaStr

Getting acquired seems like the goal for most. Perhaps it is. No exit at all isn’t that fun for most of us. Liquidity matters, and is important, and is important to talk about. But getting acquired isn’t as simple as just signing some paperwork and getting some cash or shares. A few more existential thoughts and learnings: 1. The “quality”/brand of the acquirer is less important than we tend to think Selling is selling.

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Three Ways SaaS Organizations Can Create Recurring Revenue Without Spending a Dime

USIO

In the competitive world of Software as a Service (SaaS), generating recurring revenue is essential for sustainable growth. While many strategies involve significant investments in marketing, sales, and technology, there are also effective methods to boost recurring revenue that require minimal financial outlay. Here are three ways SaaS organizations can create recurring revenue without spending a dime. 1.

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The First of Your Newsletters

Tom Tunguz

“This is the first of your newsletters that doesn’t align well with what I’ve been seeing in the field.” After publishing The Four Barriers to AI Adoption , Dave Morse , a reader & a friend who was most recently CRO at Hebbia & VP Sales at Scale AI sent me this email. Dave continued : “ The biggest blocker to adoption at AI application companies is user education and limitations of frontier models.

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Why It's Time You Doubled Your SaaS Pricing

Cobloom

I'm going to ask you to run a simple experiment: login to your website's backend, find your pricing page, and double the numbers. If you're currently charging $10/month, make it $20. If you're charging $100, make it $200. $1,000? You guessed it: jump right to $2,000. Sounds crazy, right? But it isn't.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How to create a community with April MacLean

Predictable Revenue

April MacLean, founder of Wondry, shares valuable insights into why and how to create a thriving community. The post How to create a community with April MacLean appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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5 Examples of Hilarious “Out of the Office” Messages

USIO

ONE I’m currently out of the office, probably chasing penguins in Antarctica. I’ll be back on June 14. If your email is urgent, contact Colleague’s Name at [Colleague’s Email]. If it’s not, enjoy this fun fact: Penguins propose to their mates with a pebble! Cheers, == TWO Greetings, I’m on a quest to find unicorns and will be out of the office until July 5.

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Self-Service Data Platform: Definition & Must-Have Features

User Pilot

A self-service data platform is the backbone of informed decision-making and a growing SaaS business. But how do you choose the right data platform for product analytics ? What should you look for? Let’s go over what a data platform is, its importance, and the must-have features you should consider to choose the right platform for you. TL;DR A self-service data platform is a user-friendly system that allows non-technical users to extract, transform, and visualize data without extensive IT suppor

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How to Choose the Best Bookkeeping App for Your Business

Stax

Keeping a meticulous record of all your financial transactions gives you a good picture of the state and health of your small business and makes life easier come tax time. However, recording your daily financial transactions manually can be a very tedious and mistake-prone process. This article will show you how to select the right bookkeeping app to help digitize and manage the entire process of financial record keeping and reporting more easily and accurately.

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How These 7 Brands on Threads Are Growing on the Platform

Buffer Resources

Meta has a track record of creating winning social media platforms that improve how brands can connect with their audiences, and Threads is no exception. Since its launch, Threads has quickly gained traction among major brands, offering a fresh way to connect with followers in an increasingly crowded digital landscape. Some brands have already started seeing impressive reach through the platform, and in this article, we identify which ones are effectively using Threads to engage their audiences.

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Unlock the Secrets: How These Top SaaS Leaders are Transforming Payments into Profit

Speaker: Speakers: Robin Eissler, BoosteHub & Cory Benn, PracticeSuite

Join us for an exclusive session with Robin Eissler from BoosteHub and Cory Benn from PracticeSuite as they reveal their secrets to leveraging payments within their SaaS platforms. Discover how they seamlessly switched from Stripe to Usio and created more stickiness by offering more solutions. Learn how they increased their company valuation by up to 300% and generated over $700,000 in additional revenue.

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Yes, Referral Programs Work for SaaS. But You Gotta Put in the Work. And The Time.

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Do Referral Programs Work for SaaS? Well, for sure. But … it almost always takes longer than you think than direct sales: Salesforce announced a little ways back that its partners were the #1 source of its new bookings. 40% of HubSpot’s and Shopify’s and Gorgias’ customers come from agencies and other partners You can see in our deep dive with HubSpot co-founder and chairman Brian Halligan how their revenue from partners isn’t just critical … but

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Clouded Judgement 7.5.24 - Declining Growth

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 Happy 4th! Declining Growth Everyone knows that growth as declined across the board over the last couple years. But by how much? I wanted to share a couple charts. The chart below shows the median NTM growth rate of the software basket I track.

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News: Apple First to Be Charged With Violating EU DMA by Not Fully Allowing Steering

FastSpring

Apple is the first company to be charged by European Union antitrust regulators under the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), an act which is intended to “ comprehensively regulate the gatekeeper power of the largest digital companies.” Reuters reports that “EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager cited issues with Apple’s new terms, saying that they fell short of complying with the DMA,” and that Apple may be able to avoid related fines if they modify their business terms to address those issue

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Google Business Profile: FAQ for Multiple Businesses at the Same Address

The Moz Blog

How should I get listed in my Google Business Profile if I’ve got multiple businesses at the same address? How many listings am I eligible for if I’m running more than one business at my location? Get answers to your top questions in this comprehensive FAQ.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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What’s Really Happening in Venture Capital Today with Redpoint Ventures Managing Director Logan Bartlett

SaaStr

There are a lot of haves and have-nots in the software industry today. Some companies have more people throwing money at them than they know what to do with, and others are struggling to raise any money at all. Logan Bartlett, Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures, shares their yearly “State of the Market” report to understand what is and isn’t happening in venture capital today. 2024 is the tale of two markets, so let’s get into some of the data.

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How to Evaluate Product Performance: Metrics, Analysis & Improvement

User Pilot

It’s no secret that learning how to evaluate product performance is essential for product management. But how can you effectively measure product metrics that can help you reach your goals and increase revenue growth? In this article, we’ll explore some key metrics, analysis techniques, as well as actionable strategies to track and enhance your product performance.

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How Global White-Label Payment Platforms Help Grow Embedded Payments Revenue

BlueSnap

Choosing a white-label payment platform to power embedded payments lets software companies own seamless, branded payment solutions for their clients without having to take on the full responsibility for payments. However, selecting a platform with global capabilities can play an instrumental role in your success and growth in the payment business. The post How Global White-Label Payment Platforms Help Grow Embedded Payments Revenue appeared first on BlueSnap.

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Optimizing for AI Overviews

The Moz Blog

In this Whiteboard Friday, Garrett discusses AI Overviews and how to optimize your SEO strategy for this new super-charged AI-powered search ranking snippet.

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Solving the Payments Puzzle: What SaaS Pros Need to Know

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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How to Build a GenAI Company for the Enterprise with Synthesia’s CEO

SaaStr

Synthesia has a great story, going from 0 to 50,000 customers. Accel Partner Philipe Botteri and Synthesia’s co-founder and CEO Victor Riparbelli deep dive into the lessons learned about building an Enterprise-focused Generative AI company and scaling it. The Long-Term Vision What will be possible with this technology in 10 years? Going from “Wow, this is a cool tool” to actually getting rid of all hardware is a process, and Victor believed we would be there within ten years of the company’s con

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How to Create a User Journey Map: A Step-By-Step Guide

User Pilot

Wondering how to create a user journey map for your SaaS product? If yes, you’re in the right place because that’s exactly what we explore in the article. Read on to learn about: Importance of user journey maps for product teams. Different user journey map types. User journey stages. User journey mapping process. Ready to dive in? TL;DR A user journey map represents all the actions users complete inside the product to achieve their goals, from the moment they first log in until they

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7 Creators on Threads to Watch (+Lessons to Learn From Their Content)

Buffer Resources

Creating a strong presence on Meta's Threads can seem daunting, but these creators make it look easy. In this article, I share some of my favorite creators on Threads as well as the elements of their content that, in my opinion, make it engaging and effective.  From tech journalists to social media strategists, these creators have mastered connecting with their audience, providing value, and fostering vibrant communities.

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GTM 101: A Founder’s Guide to Financing Environments and Navigating Venture Debt with Nick Dolik

Sales Hacker

Nick Dolik is a NYC-based investor, currently the Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, and is focused on supporting founders and funding high-growth technology companies. Nick is passionate about entrepreneurship and has spent the past ~10 years backing various startups, including multiple unicorns. Discussed in this Episode: The current state of the financing environment for startups.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Dear SaaStr: Can a CEO be Late To Almost Everything?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Can a CEO be Late To Almost Everything? As CEO, I was basically never late. This year, for the SaaStrAnnual.com , every year we have perhaps ~150 top CEOs speak. Some of the very best in SaaS. CEOs of Atlassian, Box, Slack, Blackline, Qualtrics, The Trade Desk, Coupa, Algolia, MongoDB, Monday, Trello, Guidewire, and many more: Therese Tucker, the #1 rated speaker, CEO of IPO’d Blackline, was 1 hour early.

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7 Business Analytics Examples From Top Companies (+Use Cases)

User Pilot

Data-driven companies are 58% more likely to hit revenue goals. This shows how important business analytics is for your product. Business analytics gives insights that help you make better decisions to improve your product. This article will show seven examples of business analytics to highlight its positive impact. TL;DR Business analytics uses data to find trends and boost performance.

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Growth Hacking vs. Marketing: What's the Difference?

Cobloom

We've all heard stories of ' disruptive growth hackers' transforming tiny SaaS start-ups into multi-billion dollar businesses. There's even an aura of mystery surrounding these enigmatic figures, and the seemingly magical tactics they employ to achieve the near-impossible - but what exactly is a growth hacker? How do growth hackers differ from marketers?

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The Cold Calling Playbook for Revenue Leaders and Practitioners

Sales Hacker

Is cold calling dead? The short answer: no. But, to put it bluntly it does kind of ‘suck’ – and that’s why it works. Join industry leaders Armand Farrokh and Nick Cegelski for both strategic and tactical takeaways on cold calling. What to expect: Cold call activity and conversion benchmarks (connect rates, set rates, show rates).

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Consumer Subscribers: The Top 5 Ways to Monetize

Learn effective Consumer subscriber monetization strategies with iolo’s guide. Designed for consumer product managers, discover actionable insights and practical tips on upselling premium features to your consumer customers, and more. Sharpen your monetization tactics and unlock new revenue streams. Download your copy and start expanding your business today!

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Dear SaaStr: We Are Growing Too Fast to Handle the Workload, but We Can’t Afford to Hire New Employees. Help!

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: We Are Growing Too Fast to Handle the Workload, but We Can’t Afford to Hire New Employees. What’s wrong with our business model? Nothing. We’ve all been there. Almost all of us, at least. In SaaS, this typically happens somewhere between $3m and $8m in ARR or so … finally, you have enough customers, enough of a mini-brand, enough going on to get the flywheel going … but all of a sudden, it’s too much for the team.

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Amplitude A/B Testing: How it Works [+ Better Alternative]

User Pilot

Amplitude A/B testing is a very handy solution it offers for improved product management. You can easily create and deploy feature variants to determine which works better at scale. So, what’s A/B testing like on Amplitude, and how does it work? Let’s find the answers to these questions (and more). TL;DR A/B testing is a process by which you test two versions of a feature or content to determine the better one.

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What Merchants Should Know About Non Cash Adjustment Fees When Implementing Cash Discounts

Stax

Did you know that credit cards accounted for 31% of all payments in 2022? That’s an all-time high since 2016, and the figure was even greater for higher-income households. Credit cards are ubiquitous, and no business (regardless of its size) can afford to ignore credit card payment processing in the current landscape. On the flip side, however, credit card fees can eat away at your profits since a percentage of each credit card transaction goes toward processing fees.