2020

Olga Bartnicki Joins Techstars as Managing Director of the New York Barclays Accelerator Program

TechStars

Today, I am excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, in New York City.

Should Google acquire Salesforce?

SaaStr

Q: Should Google acquire Salesforce? Maybe. It would move the needle. A key question for the Cloud infrastructure leaders (Amazon, MSFT, and Google) is how deep do they want to go on the application layer. The PaaS layer is huge and has become a bit of an oligopoly of a Big 3.

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How Our Journey with Snowflake Began

Tom Tunguz

The debate about partnering with Snowflake went back and forth during the investment committee meeting. It was March 2014. My partners, Satish and John, had met the company and were proposing to lead the Series B.

Want to Solve CRM Adoption? Stop Counting Log-ins

InsightSquared

Unlike in the movie Field of Dreams, when it comes to CRM, year after year, users have proven, “if you build it, they won’t necessarily come.”. The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market is massive—expected to reach more than $80 billion in revenues by 2025 [1].

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Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

How to Set Up and Optimize Your SaaS Sales Funnel So It Doesn’t Let You Down

Incredo

Say you want to know how videos can help you increase the impact of your social media ads. You searched it on Google, found an article on a video software provider’s blog, and clicked on the headline. At the end of the post, you saw a freebie on a similar topic.

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9 Steps to Repeatable, Scalable, and Profitable Growth

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

I recently did a podcast interview with Harry Stebbings of “The Twenty Minute VC” where we talked about the 9 step model for how B2B startups need to get through product/market fit, and then how they should go about finding a repeatable, scalable, and profitable growth process.

Crazy Egg vs. Hotjar vs. FullStory: A Comprehensive Comparison (Plus Who Each Tool Is Best Suited for)

The Daily Egg

We’d love to work with every team, but we know our platform isn’t for everyone. Here, we compare Crazy Egg, Hotjar, and Fullstory to help you find the right tool.

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Upselling isn't easy

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

I’m probably reading the same research you are about upselling. The clear conclusion is that selling more stuff to existing customers is important for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.

Progressive Decentralization: A Playbook for Building Crypto Applications

Andreessen Horowitz

Crypto founders have a unique challenge in front of them.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Customer Meetings: How the Best Sales Reps Approach Them

Sales Hacker

In Sales, there are many areas where sales reps truly have control over the impact they make on a prospect to maximize their chances of winning the deal. One of these facets is being ultra prepared for customer meetings. . Don’t worry about what you can’t control.

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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

In 2010 my brother Mike and I took our e-gift card startup, Instagift , through Techstars Seattle. The experience changed my life. We were guided by incredible mentors, worked in an amazing space, and ultimately raised money for the first time in our entrepreneurial careers.

How can anyone start a big business by small startup?

SaaStr

Q: How can anyone start a big business by small startup? Why would any big business take a risk on a start-up? They wouldn’t. Unless, the gain way outweighs the risk. And yet … they do all the time.

What is a Best in Class Payback Period for a Software Company in 2020?

Tom Tunguz

Payback period is one of the best composite diagnostic metrics of product market fit. I've written before about the benefits of short payback periods. In short, startups with shorter payback periods require less capital and also grow more quickly. In 2020, what is an excellent payback period[1]?

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.

4 Tips to Sustain Your Sales Kickoff Momentum

InsightSquared

You’re going on a road trip. Do you A. review the maps step-by-step weeks in advance or B. turn on your GPS when you step in the car? In today’s digital age, few people travel anywhere without their GPS. The ability to get in-the-moment guidance has become a must-have.

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[Guest Post] 5 Ways Intellectual Property Law Coincides with SEO

Incredo

When users interact with the World Wide Web, they tend to be rather lenient with their activity online and consider the consequences of their actions a little less.

Is The SDR Model Broken?

Predictable Revenue

Throughout the webinar, Aaron and Collin discuss what needs to happen industry-wide to get things back on track, and to change the industry in 2020 to bring the SMB Outbound SDR model back to life. The post Is The SDR Model Broken? appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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How to Get Press Coverage

The Angel VC

Startup PR for Dummies Public Relations (PR) is not a high priority for most early-stage startups. If you keep in mind how many different hats founders have to wear in the early days to build a product, get customers, hire a team and raise money, you’ll understand why.

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?"

A Guide to SaaS Customer Onboarding [Updated for 2020]

Chart Mogul

Customer Onboarding' is an umbrella term that's often used to describe the entire process that users go through when they start their journey as a customer of your product or service. The onboarding experience can define the ongoing relationship your customer has with the product.

Taglines are more than a few clever words

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

SaaS marketing value proposition

Investing in WorkBoard

Andreessen Horowitz

Running a business is hard — there are many things a team could be doing, but only a small number they should be doing. Organizations waste a lot of mental calories figuring out where to focus and trying to track … The post Investing in WorkBoard appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

Consultative Selling Techniques: 6 Ways to Earn Trust and Sell More

Sales Hacker

A consultative selling approach is key to running a well-oiled sales team. To me, the difference between a traditional sales process and a consultative one looks a bit like the difference between a doctor and a therapist. What Is Consultative Selling?

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.

STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator Welcomes Laila Partridge as Managing Director

TechStars

Today, I’m excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. .

How To Meet With 200+ Top CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and More at 2020 SaaStr Annual

SaaStr

We’re just 20 days away from 2020 SaaStrAnnual.com and there are so many new things in store! Take a look at 20 of them here: One of the biggest is our-first ever CXO Summit at Annual on March 12.

B2B vs B2C: How Should Your Sales Team Be Allocated to Maximize Success?

Tom Tunguz

If you're starting a SaaS company, should you prefer to sell to B2B or B2C companies? And if you would like to sell to both, how should you allocate your sales teams? If you were to hazard a guess about the share of B2C vs B2B companies, what would it be?

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The RevOps Truth that Most Guides Aren’t Telling You

InsightSquared

Yes, RevOps is a buzzword. You likely heard it a million times over the past year, and will double that within the first quarter of this year. While definitions vary slightly, one thing is consistent: a successful RevOps function isn’t about organizational structure.

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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.