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38.4% Of Pre-Seed Rounds Are to California Startups per Carta

SaaStr

So I firmly you believe you can build an incredible SaaS startup from anywhere now, or at least, any major-ish tech center. See, e.g., Atlassian, Canva, Cloudflare (CEO now in Park City), Adyen, etc. Heck, Oracle apparently is moving to Nashville! And yet … gravity is coming back to the SF Bay Area. So many CEOs have come back, even if their teams haven’t.

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The AI Trust Fall

Tom Tunguz

If I asked you, “When someone turns in a work assignment, how accurate is it? 80%, 90%, 95% or perhaps 100%?” We don’t think this way about coworkers’ spreadsheets. But we will probably think this way about AI & this will very likely change the way product managers on-board users. When was the last time you signed up for a SaaS & wondered : Would the data be accurate?

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Mastering Early Lead Development with Mark Hunter

Predictable Revenue

This guide distills Hunter's wisdom into actionable steps to help founders improve their sales processes and drive sustainable growth. The post Mastering Early Lead Development with Mark Hunter appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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AI Overview’s Dangerous Fails + a Life Lesson

The Moz Blog

AI Overviews is meant to quickly deliver information to searchers, but it is delivering misinformation that ranges from plain bizarre to perilous to public health. Miriam rounds up some of the oddest AI overviews that have been spotted, explains why we’re being exposed to this feature and focuses on a famous reality-check anecdote.

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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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Playing to Win vs. Playing to Make Plan: The Two Very Different Worlds of Silicon Valley

Kellblog

All strategy is a function of situation. Situation varies not only as a function of the individual company, but also of time. Remember that classic Silicon Valley strategy books were written in a different time and had some implicit assumptions built into them. For example, That you’re in a new category. That it’s a huge greenfield market, ripe for the taking.

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FSM Software: 7 Growth Tips for Field Service Management Software Providers

Stax

While remote work is all the rage these days, there is still very much a need for on-site services, particularly industries like construction, healthcare, utilities, and telecommunications. This is where field service management (FSM) come in. Field service is work delivered to the client on their site, instead of the company’s offices. Field service management software is a system that helps a company monitor and coordinate their employees’ activities off the company’s premises.

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Vendor Risk Management Best Practices in 2024

Scytale

‘Vendor Risk Management’ is more than just a buzzword in the information security and compliance landscape. It’s a crucial aspect that can make or break your organization’s security. Consider this: 98% of organizations have had vendor relationships with at least one-third party experiencing a breach in the last two years. This statistic underscores the importance of security controls and effective vendor risk management.

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The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Carolyn Jasik

Andreessen Horowitz

As Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Zepbound capture the healthcare spotlight, we’ve developed a series of episodes that go beyond the headlines and take you into conversations with the specialists. Our first guest is Carolyn Jasik, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Omada Health. She gives us an overview of the science of satiety, the perspective from obesity-focused physicians, and the sometimes surprising lifestyle implications for patients on these medicines.

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How to Start a World-Class Business Podcast with Anne Scottlin

Dubb

Starting a podcast can be a transformative experience for both you as the host and your listeners. In this podcast episode, we dive into the journey of Anne Scottlin, a podcasting expert, who shares her origin story and insights on how to create a world-class podcast. Anne's journey began in a strict, conservative environment The post How to Start a World-Class Business Podcast with Anne Scottlin appeared first on Dubb Blog.

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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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The Future of ACH: The Value and How to Include It in Your Payment Strategy

USIO

Consumers are seeking faster, more efficient ways to handle transactions. The Automated Clearing House (ACH) network , a key player in the realm of electronic payments, has evolved to meet these demands. As we look to the future, ACH is poised to become even more integral to financial operations. Understanding its value and how to incorporate it into your payment strategy can offer significant benefits.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Early Red Flags That Your SaaS Solution Doesn’t Have Real Product-Market Fit?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Early Red Flags That Your SaaS Solution Doesn’t Have Real Product-Market Fit? The biggest red flag I’ve found is when the “insertion point” you think is 10x+ better than the competition … doesn’t end up being something customers highly value once you launch it. Sometimes the 1.0 is cool, oftentimes it is clever, but many times it just isn’t quite the innovation customers are willing to pay for.

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Clouded Judgement 5.31.24 - Software Sentiment Crumbles

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 Software Sentiment Software sentiment is incredibly low at the moment - and rightfully so. Q1 earnings have been a disaster, and they’ve gotten worse as companies with April quarters started reporting. Nearly 70% of software companies who reported Q1 with an April quarter end guided Q2 below consensus!

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An Anonymous Source Shared Thousands of Leaked Google Search API Documents with Me; Everyone in SEO Should See Them

Sparktoro

On Sunday, May 5th, I received an email from a person claiming to have access to a massive leak of API documentation from inside Google’s Search division. The email further claimed that these leaked documents were confirmed as authentic by ex-Google employees, and that those ex-employees and others had shared additional, private information about Google’s search operations.

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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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How to set up a customer education program from scratch 

ChurnZero

Customer education is essential for the success of your product. If your customers don’t understand your product, they will not use it. However, not all companies have roles dedicated to customer education, and when customer education does become a priority, it can feel overwhelming to build a customer education program from scratch. It doesn’t have to be.

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5 Lessons Learned When Scaling Product-Led Growth and Sales Motions Beyond $100M with Cloudinary VP of Developer Experience Sanjay Sarathy

SaaStr

Building a $100M+ ARR business is no easy feat. Cloudinary VP of Developer Experience Sanjay Sarathy shares his journey to more than $100M and the lessons he learned along the way for building a PLG motion and an Enterprise sales motion. Let’s first start with how Cloudinary came to be. It was founded by three developers who owned a consulting firm previously, helping startups come to market.

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6 Best Accounting Apps for Small Businesses

Stax

Bookkeeping is an essential part of managing your business and it’s something you must oversee in order to remain profitable. Finding the best accounting apps can be overwhelming and difficult, as there are so many options to choose from. Thankfully apps are constantly making it easier to track and organize important data. Here’s a list of the ten best accounting apps for your business.

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The Google API Leak Should Change How Marketers and Publishers Do SEO

Sparktoro

Recently, my good friend Wil Reynolds wrote a LinkedIn post questioning whether the recent Google Search API leak had actionable takeaways that would be applicable to customer campaigns.

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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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Who is Eric Ries: Background, Books, Webinars, and More

User Pilot

Eric Ries is a name synonymous with innovation and startup success. As an entrepreneur, author, and advisor, Eric has transformed the way businesses approach building products and launching startups with his Lean Startup methodology. Continue reading to discover Eric’s career milestones, the books he has written, and our recommendations for his top articles and webinars.

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Top 10 GTM Mistakes Founders Make Today with SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin

SaaStr

If you’ve read SaaStr or have been around for the last decade, you might be familiar with some of the repeated GTM mistakes founders tend to make, but the world of hiring, people, scaling, and workplace expectations are significantly different today than they were before March 2020. SaaStr Founder and CEO, Jason Lemkin, shares the top GTM mistakes founders make today and some cheat codes to avoid them.

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The 12+ Best Instagram Editing Apps for Creators in 2024

Buffer Resources

Have you ever been scrolling on Instagram and seen a post that looked so good it could be displayed in a gallery? That’s a slight exaggeration, but a specific genre of post probably came to mind with that statement. There are many elements to creating great Instagram posts, and editing is at the top of the list. With the development of visual social media has come an equal development in the apps that support visual content creation.

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3 things we did to reduce churn by 68% - Baremetrics

Baremetrics

If recurring revenue is a rainbow leading to a pot of gold, then churn is the dirty leprechaun trying to keep it all from you. I’ve written before about how to reduce churn in SaaS, so I won’t rehash that here. But what I want to talk about is how we, in the past few months, reduced churn by nearly 70%.

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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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How Do Aha Moments Lead to Feature and Product Adoption?

User Pilot

Wondering how Aha moments lead to feature and product adoption? If so, you’re in the right place! The articles explains what the Aha moment is and what role it plays in user activation, product adoption , and customer retention. You will also learn how to find the Aha moment for your product and optimize it for different users. And to make it all more tangible, we share examples of Aha moments from well-known products.

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How Your Sales Team Can Use PLG to Acquire and Expand New Customers Faster with Uday Chakravarth, Former Head of PLG at Atlassian 

SaaStr

Have you ever wondered how you could turn PLG concepts like the freemium model into a fast-growing revenue driver for your company? Former Head of PLG and founder and CEO of Clinch, Uday Chakravarthi, shares insights into how to do just that. With a PLG-heavy background, first working at Microsoft Azure and again with Atlassian, the PLG pioneers, he gives insights into leveraging PLG for the growth of your organization.

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How to Leave the Best Possible Negative Review for a Local Business

The Moz Blog

Consumer feedback is an essential gift to local businesses, helping them continuously improve customer satisfaction, but it can be both effectively given and gratefully received with a little extra care for civility on both sides.

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Apple Pay Recurring Payments: How it Works?

Subscription Flow

Apple Pay is the most widely used digital wallet both for online shopping and in-person purchases. Its user-friendly interface and versatile range of features has made it a popular choice for consumers since its debut in 2014. Apple Pay recurring payments, one of the evolving features of this payment method, simplifies subscription billing for customers by storing all their payment information and passwords in one place.

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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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Customer Sentiment in SaaS: How to Measure and Improve

User Pilot

Looking to track and improve customer sentiment for your brand? This article provides a detailed guide, covering: What is customer sentiment, and why does it matter for your bottom line? Proven methods to collect valuable customer feedback , from surveys to social media monitoring. Actionable strategies for improving customer sentiment. Ready to begin?

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7 Marketing Hot Takes with SaaStr Founder and CEO Jason Lemkin on the Exit Five Podcast 

SaaStr

SaaStr founder and CEO Jason Lemkin joins Dave Gerhardt on the Exit Five podcast to talk about all things marketing in SaaS: How sales and marketing had changed since 2020 What motivates people to keep going Solopreneurship Jason’s content creation process What makes a great VP of Marketing Questions every marketer and founder should ask in interviews Should the CMO report to the CRO And much more!

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Trending Reels on Instagram: How to Find Them + 9 of the Best From 2024

Buffer Resources

It’s no secret that Instagram Reels might be your golden ticket to building a following on the platform.  “The most effective way to grow on Instagram is to consistently create engaging reels, as reels are the best way to reach new audiences,” Instagram Creator Partnerships at Meta Carly Lynn said in a video shared by the social platform’s Creator account.

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