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AMA: Hot Takes on SaaS Metrics with SaaStr Founder Jason Lemkin

SaaStr

As a SaaS veteran who built and sold a software company for nine figures, invested in startups since 2013, 10x-ing his fund, and continues to build a powerhouse community of SaaStr fans, he offers some hot takes on the communities’ burning questions. The average public SaaS company is twice as efficient. Let’s start with the meta. “I

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SaaS Capital: Across 1,500 SaaS Startups, Yearly Contracts Don’t Actually Increase NRR

SaaStr

So SaaS Capital put out its latest report on SaaS retention and NRR after having surveyed over 1,500 SaaS companies and professionals. Median NRR is 102% across all SaaS companies, Media Gross Retention is 91%. You can download it here. And as time goes on, that doesn’t really help you much. This data confirms that.

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The Average Public SaaS Company Was Founded by a 33 Year Old CEO

SaaStr

The SaaS companies that actually IPO’d. And how old is the average SaaS CEO at … founding? And I suspect with so many SaaS and Cloud veterans now, we’ll see the average stay about the same, but more and more SaaS leaders started by folks at 40+. It takes 20+ years to go big in SaaS.

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The SaaS Decacorn is Back. But Different.

SaaStr

And then in 2022, the markets crashed hard in SaaS. Since then, overall, SaaS multiples have stayed relatively low, at 6x ARR on average — for public SaaS companies. Almost every public SaaS leader has strong, positive operating margins now, often approaching 20% or more. But SaaS and Cloud keep growing.

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A SaaS Executive’s Guide to ISO Types and Registration

In the ever-changing world of SaaS, keeping up with the latest trends in payment strategy is vital for success. This is where registering as an Independent Sales Organization (ISO) can give your SaaS company an edge.

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SaaS Capital Survey of 1,500 SaaS Companies: High NRR Startups Grow Twice as Fast

SaaStr

So there’s a question I’ve had for some time in SaaS: does high NRR really equal higher growth? Yes, most of the best in SaaS have high NRR, at least once they are public. SaaS Capital asked this question among some other great ones of 1,500 private SaaS companies here. This wasn’t obvious to me.

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Web3 in SaaS Clothing

Tom Tunguz

Why will web3 companies dress like SaaS mutton? Web3 startups will sell software to web2 buyers & in the process become web2 SaaS businesses with unique & defensible architectural advantages & a different capital structure. In the mid-2010s, every web1 company became a web2 company. This time it’s different.

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Is Your Partnership Toxic?: Evaluating Integrated Payments Partnerships in SaaS

Is your integrated payments partnership maximizing your software company’s value or stifling its growth? Discover whether your payment processor is a true collaborator or a limitation on your company's aspirations by delving into our informative article.

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How Investors & Strategic Buyers Evaluate Integrated Payment Strategies

They help SaaS companies offer seamless user experiences and efficient operations. The article guides SaaS executives in developing strong payment strategies, focusing on the right platform selection, user experience, and ensuring security and compliance.

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Evolving with Confidence: A Dynamic Approach to Integrated Payments in SaaS

Navigating the world of integrated payment strategies can be daunting, particularly for software companies seeking to make informed decisions. With countless options and potential pitfalls, the fear of making a costly mistake can be paralyzing. Unfortunately, many companies approach integrated payments with a rigid, inflexible mindset.

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Negotiate Better SaaS Contracts and Renewals. Get More From Your SaaS With Data

It's all too easy for companies to overspend on SaaS and for SaaS applications to go underutilized. Lack of insight into active SaaS contracts and lack of data on actual SaaS usage. LeanIX SMP offers IT and Procurement teams the ability to discover all the SaaS contracts the company currently pays for.

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PayFac vs. ISO: What Is the Optimal Integrated Payment Strategy in SaaS?

Our comprehensive article delves into the merits and challenges of Payment Facilitators (PayFac) versus Independent Sales Organization (ISO) registration. Understand the nuances of speedy onboarding with PayFacs and the enterprise value advantages of ISOs. Delve deeper into issues of scalability, compliance, and setup.

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B2B SaaS Financial Operations Trends Report 2021

B2B SaaS financial operations are no different. You'll learn our top 5 predictions for what B2B SaaS companies can expect to see in 2021 with comprehensive breakdowns by company growth stage as well as detailed recommendations on what your team can do now to get ahead. If you're in B2B SaaS, you don't want to miss this one.

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How Do SaaS Companies Fit Into the Payments Revenue Food Chain?

This guide explains how that fee is divvied up and how SaaS companies are becoming a more important player (gaining a larger share) by embedding payments into their solution. Ever wondered who gets a share of that 3% credit card transaction fee?

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SaaS & Embedded Finance: From 101 to $1 Trillion

Speaker: Simon Torrance, Embedded Finance Expert & Advisor

Our guest on this podcast is Simon Torrance. Simon is a globally recognized expert in the field of embedded finance, and he currently serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Platforms & Ecosystems working group.