The most exciting Latin American SaaS Startups


We had a closer look at who the young upstarts of Latin America are in search of the most exciting Latin American SaaS startups. With them in mind, we have created our Startup Program , tailored especially for SaaS startups. Articles Lating America SaaS Startups

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY


Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) together announce the launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Louisville.

Startup Community to Local Corporations—Hey, I’m Over Here!


Great startup communities have meaningful connections from every actor in the ecosystem. The problem with the corporation–startup community connection, or lack thereof, is that the value for each actor is many times not obvious. By Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars.

The Compare Game For Startup Community Leaders


I find that that the same compare game is weaseling itself back into my soul as I work with startup communities around the world. We have all seen this in the rankings of various startup communities. Building a startup community in your city?

Introducing the SaaStock Asia Startup Program


Christina Villa had a simple launch plan for Cledara: do it at the SaaStock Startup stage on October 16th, 2018. Having applied for the SaaStock Startup Program, she was in a race against time – the platform needed to be functioning by the time she got on the stage to pitch.

Are startup CEOs happy?


The post Are startup CEOs happy? The best start-up CEOs are: driven. unhappy if they are not building. truly enjoy doing great things with their team. are grateful for those on the journey with them. want very happy employees. incredibly proud of the crazy things everyone has pulled off.

Meet Gunars Grundstoks: Startup Digest Curator in Latvia


As an original co-founder and board member of TechHub Riga, the first TechHub expansion from London, I cultivate collaborative spaces for emerging entrepreneurs and tech startups to come together to learn, share, and grow. Why did you decide to start curating Startup Digest?

Setting up for early success as a SaaS startup


On this week’s podcast, we talk with Cristina Vila, Founder of Cledara, which was crowned the Best SaaS Startup of 2018 during SaaStock18 in Dublin last year. . What’s the most important feature of a Best SaaS Startup. SaaS Revolution Show Product Startups

Startup Founders’ Guide to Software Outsourcing


It’s a big challenge to reach business growth in a time when thousands of startups are founded on a daily basis. There are many reasons why a lot of startups fail: wrong budget management, uncertain business objectives, lack of expertise, etc.

Becoming the Partner of Choice for Startups


For the past year, we’ve been promoting—both internally and externally—the concept of QBE becoming the “partner of choice” for startups. The need to collaborate with startups—and the benefits of collaborating—are unquestionable; however, too often we’ve seen partnerships fail and result in disillusionment on both sides. Here are a few of our key learnings for successful collaborations between corporations and startups.

Techstars and Innovation Leader Reveal Best Practices for Leveraging Startups in Corporate Innovation


Research shows corporations create coherent partnering and investing strategies with startups. Survey research found that large corporations range in their experience and willingness to work with startup entities.

“I Learn From Startups All The Time”—Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs’ Danielle Cohn Has 4 Rules for Startup Mentors


As she explained, “Really, our team was side by side with the startups the whole time they were in the program.” She and her team met with the 10 startups in the program every week, helping them refine what they were looking for from their other mentors. “We

Should Your Startup Differentiate On Pricing?

Tom Tunguz

Startups are innovation machines. They identify market opportunities, develop novel products and go out to change the world. Some companies want to change the world in one dimension: a better product or a disruptive go-to-market.

Startup marketing: strategies for year one

Inside Intercom

The most important tasks for any early stage startup are to write code and talk to users. Founding a startup is a lot like this. I didn’t have a perfectly mapped out startup marketing strategy. A lot of startups spend untold time and resources cooking up some fancy marketing matrix when in fact you just need to have lots of real life conversations with like-minded people about their problems, and mutually explore how you can solve them.

What successful startups were launched while the founders worked 9 to 5 jobs on the side?


The post What successful startups were launched while the founders worked 9 to 5 jobs on the side? I’m not aware of any huge successes in SaaS that were active side projects while the founders worked at different companies.

Why Excel is a Startup’s Worst Enemy


The post Why Excel is a Startup’s Worst Enemy appeared first on CloudKettle. SaaS Sales and Marketing B2B B2B SaaS excel Saas SaaS sales Salesforce startup killer subscription revenueThis blog post was born out of an off-hand tweet written by our President and Founder.

Which startup did you leave too early?


The post Which startup did you leave too early? My own. When we sold EchoSign to Adobe in 2011, we were profitable, doing $1m a month growing ~100% YoY, had 37% usage market share and 31% revenue market share, and the entire market was probably $50m in size.

The Two Dimensions of Startup Performance


When it comes to evaluating a startup’s performance, I think there are two key, orthogonal questions that need to be examined: Is the company delivering growth? Growth is the primary driver of value creation in a software startup. state of market, stage of startup).

Series A SaaS Startup Benchmarks for 2018

Tom Tunguz

More money enables startups to achieve greater milestones before raising the next round. How far along was the typical SaaS Series A in 2018? The median business was at $1.8M in ARR and growing at 250%.

At what stage should a startup hire a CMO?


The post At what stage should a startup hire a CMO? Roughly, when Demand Gen is no longer the core function of marketing. This also often is the time when you are ready to expand beyond a core small, effective, efficient marketing team.

Want A Shot at $100K? Submissions Are Open For The SaaStr & Ingram Micro Startup Pitch Competition!


Need some extra cash flow to help your startup take it to the next level? We’re excited today to announce the first ever SaaStr Startup Pitch Competition presented by Ingram Micro. This new program invites Founders & CEOs to submit their startup for a shot at a $100K prize.

Diverse Startups Do Better: How To Make Yours More Inclusive At Any Stage


Do you have questions about how to build D&I into your startup?

How to Build and Launch a Lean Startup

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

There is no universal set of steps for launching a startup. Lean startups have emerged as a popular alternative, foregoing pure inspiration for validation. Find a Problem Without a Solution, Not The Inverse Startups begin with an idea.

The #1 startup fundraising mistake every founder makes

Your palms grow sweaty as you think of everything you're doing wrong—the increase in your churn rate last month, your latest PR hiccup, or any of the other million of things that inevitably go wrong running a startup. Hiring and building a great startup team ? fundraising startups

Techstars introduces Techstars Studio to rapidly envision, validate, and launch startups


Techstars Studio Will Create Disruptive New Startups and Help Large Corporations Innovate. Techstars Studio will then spin out new startups and source talent and capital from its worldwide network to run the company.

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises


The Heritage Group (THG) and Techstars are working together to help entrepreneurs and startups disrupt these legacy industries through The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars located in Indianapolis.

Do SaaS Startups Still Require Less Capital than 10 Years Ago?

Tom Tunguz

In 2014, I published a post called Do Startup Require Less Capital to Succeed than 10 Years Ago ? Startups going public from 2006-2009 showed a median ROIC of 0.42. It’s been five years and time to see how things have changed.

Four key relationships that define the journey from startup to billion-dollar business


For leaders nurturing a startup or scaling a business to the next level, Vlad had one central piece of advice: Embrace change. Startup leaders can never have enough good advice. As a leader, especially in the early stages of a startup, it’s important to invest in areas with the biggest impact, stretching money as far is it will go. For a startup, this typically plays out in hiring a fair number of generalists who are capable of wearing several hats.

The Startup Founder's Almanac

Tom Tunguz

High Growth Handbook shines as a straightforward manual for startup founders. ” The longer I’m involved in the world of startups, the more firmly I believe this. I first met Elad Gil when I became an associate product manager at Google. Back then, he had an unusual habit I noticed right away. Most people carry their laptop in the same way. The laptop is closed, in hand, between the hand and the hip.

How Startups Can Deal With Scaling Problems

OpenView Labs

The startups that scale the best are the ones that will be the most successful. There are ways to tackle the plethora of scaling difficulties facing startups and they need to be given serious consideration. Startups will need to take opportunities as they arise.

The #1 startup fundraising mistake every founder makes

Your palms grow sweaty as you think of everything you're doing wrong—the increase in your churn rate last month, your latest PR hiccup, or any of the other million of things that inevitably go wrong running a startup. Hiring and building a great startup team ? fundraising startups

Is Growth Bad for Startups? Feat. Think3 (Video + Transcript)


Alex Western, Managing Director at Think3, talks about the problem he has seen consistently across SaaS startups that have VC funding – overgrowth. backed startups. backed startups become unicorns. The post Is Growth Bad for Startups?

Beyond $1B ARR: Lessons from Zendesk on Why the Cloud is Unstoppable (Video + Transcript)


First of all, do we have any European SaaS startups here today? And there were no startup communities. No startup environment. So if you are a startup today what we spend nine months, twelve months initially, you could do that in like weeks today.

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Academy as a Perfect Multi-Tool for a SaaS Startup


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Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo


Together, Techstars and 43North will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts within the community.

Do You Really Need a Startup Mentor?


The startup scene is big, complicated and competitive, and growing bigger, more complicated and more competitive each day. In the hunt for any kind of competitive edge, this raises an important question: do you need a startup mentor

Bootstrappers: SaaS startups finding their own route to $1M+ ARR

Chart Mogul

Having completed the Y Combinator Startup School (a free 10-week program to educate founders), they proceeded to work on building the product without any outside investment. Christoph Janz on SaaS fundraising in 2018 and how startups should use data.

By Landing One Major Client, This Toronto Startup Found Dramatic Success

Entrepreneur - SaaS

StartupsThis software-as-a-service company found its footing by spreading its name and remaining resilient.

6 Branding Tips for Your Startup in 2019

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

6 Branding Tips for Your Startup in 2019 was originally published in Marketing And Growth Hacking on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. branding startup-marketing mark-growth small-business startup

On Startups, Platforms, and Innovation

Andreessen Horowitz

Editor’s Note: This testimony was delivered by managing partner (and former chairman of the board of the National Venture Capital Association) Scott Kupor to the FTC as part of their hearings — with various professors, policymakers, industry representatives, and other … cryptocurrencies & blockchains policy field notes M&A

Should You Join a Startup Incubator or Accelerator?


In the complex and competitive startup scene, founders are constantly on the hunt for any kind of competitive edge. Increasingly, startups look for this edge in the mentor and investor relationships that can be found in an incubator or accelerator.

Financial planning for SaaS startups

The Angel VC

It's a simple plan for an early-stage SaaS startup with a low-touch sales model – a company which markets a SaaS solution via its website, offers a 30 day free trial, gets most of its trial users organically and through online marketing and converts them into paying customer with very little human interaction. Therefore the key drivers of my imaginary startup are organic growth rate, marketing budget and customer acquisition costs, conversion rate, ARPU and churn rate.

Setting Up Analytics for Your Tech Startup to Scale

Sylvia Ng

In March I did join, and since then I’ve had a number of people approach me saying how they’ve found the article to be a great resource for their startup. Blog analytics growth hacking startup startup scaling