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Customer Success benchmarks: headcount and budgets

ChurnZero

Customer Success benchmark: headcount How many people should be on a Customer Success team? of revenue or less…and overall 64% of respondents reported non-headcount budgets of $200,000 or less: a severe under-investment in this critical business function.” When asked about non-headcount budgets; 8.3%

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Customer Success benchmarks: headcount and budgets

ChurnZero

Customer Success benchmark: headcount How many people should be on a Customer Success team? of revenue or less…and overall 64% of respondents reported non-headcount budgets of $200,000 or less: a severe under-investment in this critical business function.” When asked about non-headcount budgets; 8.3%

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How Quickly Does Headcount Scale in the Fastest Growing Software Businesses?

Tom Tunguz

Above, I’ve charted the headcount growth rate for 10 of the fastest growing software companies in recent history. I’ve normalized the years for when all the businesses were roughly at the same headcount - fewer than 50 people. This is a proxy for when the business established product market fit.

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How Should You Staff Your Startup in 2023

Tom Tunguz

I analyzed the headcount patterns within these companies to shed light on three questions : How are these top companies changing their headcount through the downturn? What percent of headcount is in product & engineering? What percent of headcount is in sales & marketing? The typical company grew headcount by 57%.

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Busting the Myth: Higher Funding Doesn't Mean Faster Hiring in Startups

Tom Tunguz

If a startup raised a top quartile Seed round, Series A, B, & C, they typically would have grown headcount by about 6% in the last twelve months. The headcount growth rate for all other companies? No statistically significant difference in headcount. Why look at headcount growth? About double at 12%.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sand Hill Road

Tom Tunguz

So, did headcount at the Series A. In 11 years, the median headcount at Series A swelled from 15 to 28. [1]. 1] Thank you to the Pitchbook team for running the headcount analysis data. [2] More capital meant the constraints of yester-decade no longer applied. Founders declared a maximum acceptable dilution instead.

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Salesforce, Samsara, Monday and More: “Layoffs are Over. We’re Back to Hiring. Thousands.”

SaaStr

That works for a while, but you end up with not enough headcount if you do freeze hiring but still want to grow. More on this in our deep dive with co-CEO Eran Zinman: You can’t grow forever with no growth in headcount. But we’re lapping tougher times for many, and for many others, it’s just plain time to hire again.