2021

The 48 Types of VP Sales. Make Deadly Sure You Hire the Right One.

SaaStr

Ah the VP of Sales. The toughest hire. Such a high failure rate. I want to help. So this is the third in our series. The first post is What a Great VP of Sales Actually Does. So you expect the right things, and hire your rockstar at the right time to do the right things.

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Best Construction Management Software

The Daily Egg

Job sites are hectic places with dozens of people working on different things, people trying to communicate over loud noises, and heavy machinery moving around. To make matters worse, you can’t control the weather or predict when someone’s going to miss a few days of work.

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Hunting your Zebra: How to Profile Your Perfect Prospect

Predictable Revenue

Jeff built his whole business around the idea of the Zebra. How to identify it, validate it, how to sell to it. The post Hunting your Zebra: How to Profile Your Perfect Prospect appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Webinar Recap: Increase Your Funnel Throughput with Analytics & Coaching

InsightSquared

The RevOps Experts Weigh In. Todd Abbott , CEO of InsightSquared , and Tanner Mezel , VP of Sales and Marketing at DSG , recently hosted the webinar, “Improving Funnel Throughput with Analytics & Coaching.”

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

NFTs and a Thousand True Fans

Andreessen Horowitz

In his classic 2008 essay “ 1000 True Fans , ” Kevin Kelly predicted that the internet would transform the economics of creative activities: To be a successful creator you don’t need millions.

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Localization: translating content for a global audience

Trint

Global offices and distributed teams were becoming a lot more common in the modern workplace even before the pandemic hit. Teams need the tools to work together in real-time, no matter where they are. At the same time, brands need to be able to capitalize on the exposure that comes from virtual life.

The Fastest Growing Sectors of Startup Fundraising in 2020

Tomasz Tunguz

From time to time, I chart the fastest growing categories of startup investment in the US for seed through Series C. Here are 2015 , 2017 , This year, I was certain the categories would have been influenced by COVID19.

Tercera Launches to Fund Third Wave of Cloud Consultancies

Think Strategies

I’m pleased to be one of the initial advisors of a new venture capital and advisory services firm focused on the ‘third wave’ of cloud consulting companies that are emerging in the market to respond to the escalating cloud deployment and management needs of enterprises worldwide.

Employee Retention: 4 Tips to Help Keep Your Top Talent

Entrepreneur - SaaS

Got great talent? Here's how to keep it! Leadership

B2B SaaS Financial Operations Trends Report 2021

From the economy to funding to the downstream impacts of ASC-606 adoption, we explore what finance teams and founders alike are most concerned about in 2021 in our report. If you're in B2B SaaS, you don't want to miss this one.

Kellblog 2021 Predictions

Kellblog

I admit that I’ve been more than a little slow to put out this post, but at least I’ve missed the late December (and early January) predictions rush. 2020 was the kind of year that would make anyone in the predictions business more than a little gun shy.

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On “Paying” Your Mentors and Advisors: The 2.5x Rule

SaaStr

If I had 1 mentor, just 1, Who said: If you are at $10m ARR, Growing 100%, With 150% net revenue retention, With 80% viral and free lead acquisiton, And 50+ NPS, Then, You have already build a unicorn-in-waiting. If i'd had just 1. Find yours.

Best Free Website Builders

The Daily Egg

Have you ever cooked a dish so good you even surprised yourself? You followed the recipe perfectly and viola! Somehow, everything aligned. When it comes to building a website, it can work the same way.

How to Strengthen Your Company Through Sales-Marketing Alignment

Predictable Revenue

Marketing and sales teams may work for the same company, but they behave like enemies way too frequently. Learn how to prevent that! The post How to Strengthen Your Company Through Sales-Marketing Alignment appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

How to Identify Dead Deals in Your Pipeline

InsightSquared

You’ve set big goals for your team. You’ve even upped the quota. Everyone is onboard but can you really make it happen? Where to start? Step one: stop wasting time on dead and dying deals. .

Investing in Optimism

Andreessen Horowitz

Ethereum has proven itself to be an extremely popular computing platform, with both developer and user demand growing dramatically.

5 Reasons Why Your Prospect Hates Your Proposal

Sales Hacker

Proposals are often the least favorite parts of the sales process for many people – partially because they are a pain, and partially because they’re a mystery. There have probably been countless times you’ve sent out a proposal and the prospect is never to be heard from again.

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Create a killer video strategy: your ultimate video content creation guide

Trint

Video is booming and it’s everywhere. In fact, it’s become so successful as a marketing tool, that it can do more for your brand than any other content type.

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

The Last SaaS Churn Guide You’ll Ever Need to Read

Chart Mogul

Read it. Bookmark it. Save it. In this blog post, we have collected everything you need to know about churn — along with links to the best resources on the internet. You’ll never need to visit another site to learn about churn. Have you ever wanted to ruin a SaaS party?

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How to Be a Great COO: Lessons Learned Leading a Unicorn to Success

Tomasz Tunguz

On Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30 AM PT, Redpoint Office Hours will host Allison Pickens , the former COO of Gainsight and one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.

Our Investment In Emotive

Mucker Capital

Mucker’s first meeting with Emotive happened in November of 2018, though our initial investment wouldn’t happen until 18 months later in May 2020 when we would lead their Series A.

I Asked 50+ Developers How They Buy Software. Here’s What I Learned.

OpenView Labs

Anyone who has ever tried to sell software to developers probably learned pretty quickly that traditional B2B marketing tactics just plain don’t work.

"I Love Filling Out 12-Page Applications and Waiting Weeks For a Response,” Said No Merchant Ever

Learn how becoming a payment facilitator can improve a merchant’s experience and your revenue.

What Makes a Great VP of Sales and How to Hire One

SaaStr

In SaaS, #1 most common misfire, with a bullet, is the VP/head of sales. In fact, there’s a VC saying that I used to really hate.

Best Electronic Signature Software

The Daily Egg

Gone are the days of signing documents with a pen on paper. No more printing, scanning, faxing, or mailing physical paperwork for signatures, either. Electronic signature software has changed the way businesses operate.

What Makes a Boss Great?

Predictable Revenue

Are you new in leadership and wondering how to be a good boss? Or did you ever think about leaving your company because you had a bad one? Jaimie Buss is here to help! The post What Makes a Boss Great? appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

The Cost of Poor Sales Visibility

InsightSquared

The cost of poor sales visibility. Today nearly 80 percent of sales engagements are digital. That means massive troves of data about customer behavior and buying cycles just waiting for a sales team to leverage.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Breaking Down the Payment for Order Flow Debate

Andreessen Horowitz

In the wake of the GameStop short squeeze, payment for order flow—the practice of market makers paying brokers to execute customer orders—has fueled no small amount of debate: Is it a tactic deployed by large capital markets institutions to steal … The post Breaking Down the Payment for Order Flow Debate appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

6 Phrases to Purge From Your Sales Pitch (and 5 to Use Instead)

Sales Hacker

Words matter. According to a Salesforce study , a UK-based company saw a 139% increase in its conversion rate by simply changing their landing page’s headline from “Request a demo” to “Watch a demo now.”. The right words can give you the boost you need to make a winning sales pitch every time.

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Create a killer video strategy: your ultimate video content creation guide.

Trint

Video is booming and it’s everywhere. In fact, it’s become so successful as a marketing tool, that it can do more for your brand than any other content type.