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What Sales Operations Can Learn from Restaurants


Boston’s Trident Booksellers and Cafe thrums on a Saturday morning. The place is packed — Busboys bustle past waiting patrons to drop off clean glasses for the bartenders, only to be coaxed out of the way by a waiter looking for their next order, or a host seating a table.

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The ROI of Cash Burn for SaaS Startups

Tom Tunguz

What should be the return on investment of a startup’s cash burn? Fred Wilson posed this question last year in his post Some Thoughts on Burn Rates. In that post, he suggests, and I agree, that a 5x ROI on cash burn is a good target. How does one calculate ROI? It’s a simple formula: Cash_Burn_ROI = Revenue_Multiple/Revenue_Pay_Back_in_Years 1. If a business is worth 7x revenues and revenue payback is 14 months, the burn ROI is 6x or 7 / 1.2.

Move fast and optimize for the long term

Inside Intercom

As a student of engineering you’re incentivised to write a lot and to read a lot. You’re expected to solve many well understood, discreet, simple problems, on paper, on sunny afternoons in late May and early June.

Adhere Creative Presents: Template Websites Vs. Custom Web Design, An Unbiased Comparison

Adhere Creative

W hen your company is on the market for a new website, one of the first things you’ll have to decide is whether or not to build a custom site, or use a premade template. Both choices rely on a CMS (Content Management System) to get the job done.

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.

Quick thoughts about Blogger and Medium. Plus: The 2018 SaaS Funding Napkin!

The Angel VC

I usually use this blog when I write new posts. Occasionally I re-publish selected posts on our Medium channel. Lately, however, I've observed myself publishing on Medium first, for the simple reason that the authoring experience is much better on Medium than on Blogger, especially when you're including a lot of pictures. What can we learn from this? You can lure users away from an old product by offering a much better UX.

Dropbox S-1 Analysis - The King of Freemium

Tom Tunguz

Founded in 2007, Dropbox epitomizes the freemium go-to-market. Dropbox has grown from 0 to 500 million users over that time period. 2% of those users convert to paid and pay an average of $9.33 per month. 90% of revenue originates through self serve channels - an astounding figure for company that generated more than $1B in revenue last year. Dropbox’s revenue grew from $604M to $1.1B from 2015 to 2017, a compound annual growth rate of 35%.

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How to push data from Segment to ChartMogul using Xplenty

Chart Mogul

A common request from our customers is to be able to push data from Segment to ChartMogul. Using Xplenty, it's possible to achieve this, in addition to virtually any other data connection. If there’s one thing that all companies have, it’s data – and lots of it.

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SaaS Strategies for Growth


SaaS business growth isn’t always that different from non-SaaS business growth. At the core, every business of any size has to get business the same way: through selling to customers. There are three three critical stages for doing that: Attract, Convert and Retain.

Launching Intello to bring transparency to the SaaS ecosystem


We’re thrilled to publicly launch Intello today! Check out the coverage in TechCrunch and VentureBeat. We’ve been hard at work building the product for over a year, and thanks to the feedback from our amazing customers, added many new features.

How to use live chat for a product launch

Inside Intercom

In sales, we often talk about how to write great email subject lines or best times to cold call. This helps, but in the world of SaaS it’s more important to communicate with your prospects when the timing is right for them to engage. Case in point: product announcement day. Great companies will spend a lot of time crafting sophisticated product announcements with gorgeous design and content, attracting a windfall of traffic to your marketing site. But building awareness is only the first step.

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.

How To Launch Your SaaS Start-up On Product Hunt


By Geoff Roberts 6 min read In the past few months I've been involved with launching a number of SaaS products on Product Hunt , a community where early adopters discover the latest new technology products.

Why you shouldn’t create a Growth Team – Interview of Hotjar’s CEO, David Darmanin

Pierre Lechelle

I was talking to David Darmanin, the CEO of Hotjar a couple weeks ago. He told me that he didn’t want a Growth Team, I felt like I needed to investigate. For those of you who don’t know Hotjar, the company was making 1M$ in ARR one year after launch. 3 years forward, they’re now […]. Cet article Why you shouldn’t create a Growth Team – Interview of Hotjar’s CEO, David Darmanin est apparu en premier sur Pierre Lechelle. Growth Teams

Align Revenue to the Value You Create

Casey Accidental

“We want to create more value than we capture.”*. ”*. Tim Kendall, the former President of Pinterest, repeated those words at an all hands to describe our strategy for monetization a few years ago.

From conversion to retention: industry experts on improving your onboarding

Inside Intercom

If your product is to survive and your business is to grow, improving your user onboarding must always be top of mind. There are two key reasons for this. First, onboarding is the one thing that every user of your product experiences. Secondly, just as Ruairí wrote recently , your onboarding strategy must adapt over time as your product and business evolve.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Build your customer relationships around consistency and trust

Inside Intercom

It feels like we’re entering a golden age in relationships between customers and businesses. But really we’re just coming full circle. For most of human history, businesses have been constrained by physical location. They could really only sell to the people within walking distance of their location. Business owners had a very finite market they could address so every customer and how they perceived the business really mattered.

Introducing C.A.R.E. – a simple framework for user onboarding

Inside Intercom

A well considered and well maintained onboarding funnel will grow your business. A leaky one could kill it. In software, when you think of “onboarding”, you might think of tooltip tours where customers are shown the various components on the UI via pop-ups, or you might think of empty states , where the UI is in a unique one-time only state, giving the customer guidance on how to get started.


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