July, 2019

Every Marketing Initiative, Every Channel … Plateaus. Plan for It.

SaaStr

Once you hit Initial Traction in SaaS, say that first $1m-$1.5m in ARR, you’ll finally find something that works. One channel, often. E.g., partnerships. Or Facebook ads. Or an app store. Or a specific outbound strategy. Or blogging, or podcasting, or something. Or paid webinars.

Techstars Partners with LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University to bring SportsTech Accelerator to Melbourne

TechStars

Techstars launches second accelerator focused on SportsTech, in Australia. BOULDER, Colo. July 22, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator.

How to Optimize Your SaaS Pricing Page? (Best Practices + Examples)

Incredo

Psychological facts about your consumers + advanced pricing page tips + real SaaS examples = your SaaS pricing page is ready to close! SaaS Sales

The key to getting your first 10 customers isn’t sales – it’s product

Predictable Revenue

Take that extra period of time, get on the phone, learn your market, and get those critical metrics in time, your efficiency will go through the roof. When we hit product market fit, we went from 0 – $40K monthly recurring revenue in just two months. We nailed what our customer needed.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Best Practices and Pro Tips for Using An A/B Testing Tool

The Daily Egg

The smallest design changes can sometimes have the biggest impact on your conversion rates. And sometimes the most popular fads will actually backfire horrendously on your site (I’m looking at you, infinite scroll).

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Focus Your Board on Your MVC: Most Valuable Customer

InsightSquared

It’s a saying you hear a lot: Your most important customer is the one you already have. Yet, it bears repeating for two reasons. One, it’s true: it costs less to keep an existing customer than it does to acquire a new one. Two, it’s so easy to forget. .

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“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron

TechStars

Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre , has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”.

7 Things You Need to Have Before Becoming Incredo Customer

Incredo

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits them and sells itself.” Peter Drucker, American author, educator, and consultant. SaaS Lead Generation SaaS Marketing Strategy

The second edition of From Impossible to Inevitable has arrived with new chapters, new case studies, and new sales tips

Predictable Revenue

We’ve recently published an exciting update to Aaron Ross’ and Jason Lemkin’s renowned book From Impossible To Inevitable. We’ve made updates and improvements throughout the book, including adding entirely new chapters, case studies, and critical sales concepts.

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The Strategic Question at Seed Today

Tom Tunguz

I’ve written before about the Jacob’s Ladder of Fundraising. The Jacob’s Ladder is a children’s toy that flips over, and it’s a great metaphor for the seed market. Seed rounds are rapidly approaching and now often equal to the sizes of Series As just five years ago.

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.

Why We Launched a Website Survey Integration with SurveyMonkey

The Daily Egg

We’ve hit a tipping point.

How do VCs value startup?

SaaStr

There is one common factor, that founders know, but often lose track of in their pitch: every VC, at any stage, is looking for outliers.

Build Highly Successful Teams With Techstars Talent

TechStars

Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of Techstars Talent : a new offering that will enable startup founders to build highly successful teams and gain a competitive advantage when it comes to Talent. .

Annual vs Monthly Subscription for SaaS Businesses: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Incredo

Whether you are a startup owner, a manager of a growing business or the CEO of an established company, you might find yourself asking questions like “ Should our SaaS subscription model be monthly, annually or both ?”

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

Reaching Rockstar Admin Status

InsightSquared

“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.” – Philip Crosby. Change is hard for any organization or individual but there are steps you can take to ease the transition and provide confidence as people move toward the new normal. . Four years ago, I was in the same boat.

8 Growth Secrets I Learned from Reading Every Interview with Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook

Predictable Revenue

8 Replicable steps to help you come up with new ways to increase retention, boost virality, and drive long-term growth! The post 8 Growth Secrets I Learned from Reading Every Interview with Alex Schultz, VP of Growth at Facebook appeared first on Predictable Revenue. B2B Blog

Converting B2B Leads: How to Build a Multi-Touch Attribution Marketing Campaign

The Daily Egg

As a B2B Demand Generation Agency, our clients are faced with longer sales cycles and a multitude of influencers and decision makers who are conducting research on their product and services.

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“From Hackathon to Unicorn” Talkdesk Co-Founder Tiago Paiva and SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

In 2011, Tiago Paiva won a Twilio hackathon by embracing the overlooked call center industry. 7 years later that hackathon project achieved Unicorn status while transforming the call center space.

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Blockchain: Renewing Trust in Charities

TechStars

By Matej Michalko, Founder and CEO of DECENT. We at DECENT are investing in educating communities about the different ways that blockchain can be leveraged to make the world a better place. For example, in 2018, we worked with Techstars to bring a Techstars Startup Weekend Decentralize to Boulder.

7 Biggest Trends in Content Marketing You Shouldn’t Ignore in 2019

Incredo

In digital marketing, content dominates and acts as the main selling point. Content is king in the digital world as we can't do without it. But content marketing requires proper planning, after which it will be able to provide the desired results. Other

Are you giving up on your prospects too soon?

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

One of my clients told me a story that they’d just closed a large new deal with a prospect that’s been in their pipeline for a long time – as in 2 years’ long time. And that’s not some crazy outlier. They’re working other opportunities that have been in there for well over a year.

How to unlock the growth potential in your account executives with Lessonly’s Justin Clifford

Predictable Revenue

Throughout their discussion, Collin and Justin tackle a philosophical, nuanced, and undeniably important aspect of sales: inspiring your team to be themselves and excel at their jobs.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

My Site Stinks: Building Better, Smarter Websites with B12 and AI

The Daily Egg

As anyone who does business online knows, a high-quality website is critical to succeed. Getting a high-quality website, however, isn’t always easy. Whether you’re brick-and-mortar or internet-only, maintaining a strong web presence is essential to bringing in new customers.

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Why has Microsoft Teams overtaken Slack with 13 million daily users?

SaaStr

It’s an impressive statistic. But … it is difficult to know how seriously to take this without knowing true engagement, because Microsoft Teams is packed into so many editions of Office, etc. Just like Yammer was (and still is): Perhaps that means Teams will kill Slack.

Techstars Accelerators Open Applications for 2020 Q1 Programs

TechStars

Applications are now open for Q1 2020 Techstars mentorship-driven accelerators. These program spanning North America, Europe, and the Middle East are looking for the best entrepreneurs to join their 2020 programs.

Observations from the Enterprise Tech 30 List

Tom Tunguz

published the Enterprise Tech 30 last week. It’s a coaches poll of the top enterprise startups broken into early, mid and growth stage.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Why I Almost Walked Away From the $500k/mo Company I Founded

Groove HQ

The story of the darkest months of Groove’s history “I don’t even want to go.” It all came to a head at my kitchen table at home. I was talking with my wife, and I was miserable. Anyone who’s been through it will tell you that the entrepreneur’s journey is full of peaks and valleys, […].

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The power of coaching and long-term goal setting with Lever’s Kelly Del Curto

Predictable Revenue

We cover why investing in long term coaching is the right move, how to make your coaching plans actionable, and how to tell if they're working. The post The power of coaching and long-term goal setting with Lever’s Kelly Del Curto appeared first on Predictable Revenue. B2B Blog Sales Management Sales Process

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Andreessen Horowitz

Reading — and especially writing — was once a privilege of the elite. In the medieval ages, the ability to create and distribute books was in the hands of very few: It would take weeks and even months for a … new media announcements

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The Competition You Always Have: Headspace and Budget

SaaStr

A common VC-ism is that You Always Have Competition. This probably is mostly true, especially since 70% of the top SaaS companies are really just new versions of old, established categories. About 70% of SaaS Unicorns Are New Versions of Existing Categories of Software.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.