5 Key SaaS Trends for 2019


Having been involved in a number of SaaS companies over the last decade, we’ve noticed a series of recurring trends where growth is concerned. We recently attended SaaStr Annual with 14,000 other SaaS executives to discuss the latest trends in SaaS.

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State of Play: Six Trends Revolutionizing Games

Andreessen Horowitz

Since then, games have grown from … The post State of Play: Six Trends Revolutionizing Games appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. Games have come a long way since Pong.

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Enterprise SaaS Spending Statistics and Trends for 2019


Software as a service, also known as SaaS, is a highly cost-effective software solution that offers a lot of agility for businesses. More companies are increasingly adopting SaaS solutions as they realize what a reliable option it can be for numerous business models and industries.

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7 Trends in Blockchain Computing

Andreessen Horowitz

In a follow-up to one of our most popular podcast episodes that originally aired in April 2017 , a16z crypto general partner Chris Dixon returns to talk with Olaf Carlson-Wee of Polychain Capital in a free-wheeling conversation about the seven … cryptocurrencies & blockchains open source

Essential CRM Trends of 2019

Nimble - Sales

The post Essential CRM Trends of 2019 appeared first on Nimble Blog. Currently, the CRM software market is the fastest-growing segment of the entire software development. According to Grand View Research, it will reach $80 billion by 2025! It’s pretty logical.

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


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

Top Global SaaS Trends You Should Know with Google Cloud and Zenoss (Video + Transcript)


Eyal Manor: Yes, so one trend I’ve been observing in the past two years is first of all is the rise of containers and the rise of Kubernetes. So one trend is just containers, Kubernetes and how that auto scales in a very seamless way wherever you are.

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SaaS 2020 Planning: Global Market Trends


Cost of revenue is trending down for SaaS companies, leading to higher gross margins. The post SaaS 2020 Planning: Global Market Trends appeared first on OPEXEngine. Blog Cost of Revenue global market trends SaaS 2020 planning SaaS market in 2020As the close of 2019 approaches, with extreme stock market volatility and mixed economic signals, SaaS Finance execs building plans for 2020 and 2-5 years beyond don’t have an easy time.

Subscription-based economy trends: business tips, benefits & examples


If you’re thinking about adopting a subscription business model, here are a few trends you need to be aware of. subscription companies, the average is clearly trending down across both B2B and B2C markets. The subscription universe is taking over.

Q1 2016 Startup Investment Trends

Tom Tunguz

Rather than analyzing the trends by named rounds (Seed, Series A, Series B) whose definitions of fluctuated over the last six years, this analysis cuts the data using round sizes. If we examine the number of rounds, the trends are similar. With these nontraditional investors contributing close to 25% of dollars, we should expect that the total amount of venture capital investment to decline by summer between 15 to 20% this year, if the trend continues.

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Startup Investment Trends in 2015

Tom Tunguz

The red line indicates the monthly data point, the thin blue line shows a linear regression trend line, and the shadow around the blue line is the area of standard error. If we compare the seed investment patterns to the growth investment patterns, a few other trends pop out of the data. In the last six months, VCs have invested more than $57B according to Mattermark data , which puts 2015 on pace to exceed 2000 as the year the most venture capital will be deployed, ever.

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What are the top marketing automation trends?


Here’s one trend we keep saying seeing at Net-Results Marketing Automation (where we compete with platforms like Pardot and Marketo on a daily basis): a continued focus on features over use case and strategy. The post What are the top marketing automation trends?

How to Identify the Spooky Opportunities in Your Pipeline


Empower your sales managers and reps with a blueprint of a successful opportunity so when they are in their 1:1s reviewing the pipeline, they can spot these trends earlier. Articles halloween opportunities pipelines sales sales opportunities sales pipeline sales trends spooky trends

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10 Most Important Sales Trends That Will Define 2019 (And Predictions)

Sales Hacker

Time for Sales Hacker’s Annual Top 10 Sales Trends and Predictions for the Future of Sales in 2019. Our predictions are made up of the trends we’re seeing in the marketplace and sales ecosystem. Without further delay, here are our predictions of the biggest sales trends in 2019.

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A Survival Guide to Global Workforce Trends in 2019

Entrepreneur - SaaS

The workforce is getting both younger and older. Managing Employees

Gartner: 10 infrastructure trends you need to know

IT World

Those were some of the main infrastructure trend themes espoused by Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst David Cappuccio at the research firm’s IT Symposium/XPO here this week. Cappuccio noted that Gartner’s look at the top infrastructure and operational trends reflect offshoots of technologies – such as cloud computing, automation and networking advances the company’s analysts have talked about many times before.

Startup Trends from YCombinator's Demo Day

Tom Tunguz

In addition to the pitches themselves, the types of companies presenting forbear trends in the startup world more broadly. To get a better sense of those trends, I’ve categorized more than 250 startups in 3 recent classes and plotted the evolution of the classes. Looking into consumer YC startups more deeply, a few salient trends emerge. This trend opposes the broader VC market’s investment patterns.

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Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

IT World

Looking ahead just on year, Gartner created the “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020,” which the consulting firm released at its IT Symposium/XPO 2019 here this week. ORLANDO – The pace of technology change is accelerating rapidly, augmented by factors that IT pros need to study-up on, things they never had to deal with before like hyperautomation, multiexperience, and human augmentation that Gartner says will have a significant impact on enterprises.

The Growth of Marketing Trends

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

As the digital world moves forward, what other trends are you embracing to achieve your marketing goals? The Growth of Marketing Trends was originally published in Marketing And Growth Hacking on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Trends In Startup Acquisition Market in 2015

Tom Tunguz

Two key trends surfaced. As of mid-2015, the first trend continues while the second seems to have faltered. This time last year, I analyzed the state of the startup acquisition market. First, the larger acquisitions were becoming larger. Second, that the total number of acquisitions in 2014 would achieve a 5 year high. The median acquisition price for technology companies in Crunchbase’s data set is plotted above, bucketed by size.

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Monthly Subscription Boxes for Food & Drink Are Trending

Subscription DNA

There’s no denying what profound effect subscription boxes have had on consumption trends today. The post Monthly Subscription Boxes for Food & Drink Are Trending appeared first on Subscription DNA. More people admit to choosing a subscription service that delivers products… Read more. Business Solutions

Here’s How the Cartoon Design Trend Caught Fire and Why Every SaaS Is Rebranding


For example, Jimmy Daly, Marketing Director at Animalz , recently called out this design trend on Twitter. Although we’re not alone—custom photography seems to be another growing design trend for SaaS brands.). But design trends in branding aren’t anything new, either.

VC investment trends in the consumer web

Tom Tunguz

Fred Wilson’s perspectives on trends in consumer web investment created a big brouhaha over the weekend. Instead, the rise of consumer deals is the trend.

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Trends in the Startup Acquisition Market

Tom Tunguz

See an updated version of this post: Trends in the Startup Acquisition Market in 2015. In particular, how the number and value of startup acquisitions has changed, and more specifically, whether there are any trends in the sizes of acquisitions. To get a better sense of these trends, I’ve analyzed the Crunchbase acquisition data for US tech companies over the last 4.5

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Surprising Trends in Startup Founder Equity Stakes

Tom Tunguz

The chart above shows the trends in four graphs. The graphs are broken out by last Series of investment (A, B, C and D) and show the equity compensation trends of CEOs, VP of Engineering and VP of Product. The trend is similar for Series B companies. The much higher variances of equity stakes for these two positions make it difficult to draw a statistically significant conclusion about trends.

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The Surprising Compensation Trends of Startup Executives

Tom Tunguz

Since 2008, there has been a secular trend to increase cash compensation and decrease equity to startup management teams. Above, I’ve charted the cash compensation trends, (salary+bonus), for the different roles and different locations. Tho two tables below tell the story for VPs of Engineering (VPE) and VPs of Product (VPP) across the US broadly and in the SF Bay Area. VPE US SF. Cash +10% +16%. Equity -19% -17%. VPP US SF. Cash +26% +8%. Equity -31% -25%.

Trends in the Startup Acquihire Market

Tom Tunguz

After writing about the Seed Market in 2015 , I wondered whether I could find some data to support Sam Altman’s observation that acquihires have fallen in frequency over the past year by 66-75%. The chart above shows an estimate of the acquihires in US technology companies over the past four years. There is no perfect data set on acquihires because many of these transactions are never announced.

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5 Trends Driving End of Ownership and Growth of Subscription Economy


The post 5 Trends Driving End of Ownership and Growth of Subscription Economy appeared first on Zuora. Changing customer preferences are leading to a new era defined by "the end of ownership."

Trends in Early Stage SaaS Fundraising Market of 2016

Tom Tunguz

If we compare these trends to the total aggregate market capitalization of public SaaS companies by buyer, we observe a few interesting patterns. Artificial intelligence is to be a big trend in the SaaS world, a theme that matured in 2016 but will very much continue through 2017. About $1B has been invested in early stage SaaS startups as of November 1. Over the last nine months, marketing startups have raised more dollars in aggregate than any other segment.

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The Sales Summit: The trends and challenges shaping the future of sales

Inside Intercom

And the reason I say that is I think there are a couple of real important macro trends that need to be considered versus the pace of innovation. The post The Sales Summit: The trends and challenges shaping the future of sales appeared first on Inside Intercom.

Mobile OS trends in five charts

Tom Tunguz

In May 2010, I bet a good friend of mine that Android would overtake iOS in total devices shipments in 12 months' time. My prediction was completely off the mark. In May 2011, iOS led cumulative shipments by more than 100%: 191M to 95M.

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The Top Four Trends Disrupting Sales in 2018

Sales Hacker

The post The Top Four Trends Disrupting Sales in 2018 appeared first on Sales Hacker. Partner Platinum Sales Development Vidyard Webinars

7 Interesting E-Commerce Trends for 2017


It’s always helpful to be able to see how E-Commerce trends change over time. The post 7 Interesting E-Commerce Trends for 2017 appeared first on ReSci.

What’s Trending with Payments: Where Have We Been, Where are We Going?

Rebilly | Insights Into Subscription Billing

The post What’s Trending with Payments: Where Have We Been, Where are We Going? Note: This is the first of three blogs we’re doing on the future of payments.

Top 4 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2019

IT World

That was the sentiment among tech professionals who took part in a recent @IDGTechTalk Twitter chat about enterprise tech trends for 2019. If 2018 was the year of the data breach, the thinking among IT pros is that this will be the year companies take concrete steps to prevent future breaches.

Trends and Observations for 2017 from Money2020


But, as in past years , we also spent time listening and evaluating the news and discussions from other players in the payments industry and we thought we would share the observations and trends we picked up on.

Sales Hacker’s Top Sales Trends & Predictions You MUST Be Aware Of In 2018

Sales Hacker

The race to the 2017 finish line is in full throttle – While last minute closed deals are still trickling in, B2B organizations are researching how to shape next year’s sales strategy to align with the top sales trends that are expected to emerge in 2018.

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