5 Key SaaS Trends for 2019

Incredo

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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Enterprise SaaS Spending Statistics and Trends for 2019

Incredo

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

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

SaaStr

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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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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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.

A Survival Guide to Global Workforce Trends in 2019

Entrepreneur - SaaS

The workforce is getting both younger and older. Managing Employees

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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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.

7 Interesting E-Commerce Trends for 2017

ReSci

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.

5 Digital Marketing Trends That You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Nimble - Sales

Many technologies and trends have disrupted the digital world in the past. The post 5 Digital Marketing Trends That You Can’t Afford to Ignore appeared first on Nimble Blog. For example, Facebook marked the beginning of a new era in digital marketing when they went public in 2006. Today, almost every brand (local or global) uses this and several other social media platforms for marketing. The digital landscape will witness a few […].

Trends and Observations for 2017 from Money2020

wepay

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.

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

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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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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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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5 Game-Changing Trends Shaping the Future of Sales [New Report]

Sales Hacker

Here are the top five trends shaking up the sales world: 1) Rising customer expectations impede sales teams’ ability to meet targets. This trend carried over to the recruitment space, with teams now hiring more inside sales reps and development staff.

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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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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Analysis of 2 Million Emails Reveals an Alarming Trend Taking Over Your Sales Reps’ Inbox

Sales Hacker

The post Analysis of 2 Million Emails Reveals an Alarming Trend Taking Over Your Sales Reps’ Inbox appeared first on Sales Hacker. Email is one of the bigger mysteries of business. It’s one of the main means of communication for companies – every company has email.

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 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%.

Customer Success Trend at TSW Spring 2018 Conference

Totango

What does that trend mean for these companies? Customer Success Buzz at TSW. Customer success is hot. Notably, over 50% of the attendees at TSIA’s Spring Technology & Services World (TSW) event this year were in customer success. TSW buzzed with people who were both in the know and those looking to better understand what a Customer Success program really means and how to get started.

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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Which are the trends in analytics for 2019?

Claudiu Murariu

Here’s a quick run through last year’s trends and what I envision for this year. link] In a nutshell, there were 2 main trends last year, which will further develop this year: Thought leaders and analytics experts came up with ‘ growth frameworks ‘ to help you generate more growth as quickly and ‘painlessly’ as possible. The world of analytics took a turn for the best last year, and 2019 looks even more promising.

VC consumer investment trends by sector and stage

Tom Tunguz

But examining the trends at a category level may mask patterns by consumer category and also by stage. Given the challenges of many of these companies, I suspect this trend to reverse. Despite the relatively small sample set of about 270 transactions, the trends are clear.

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The Four Key Trends of the Startup Acquisition Market

Tom Tunguz

Given this state of affairs, it’s a good time to take stock of the major trends in the startup market. The startup acquisition market is poised to have its best year in nearly a decade. If acquirers maintain the same pace from the first nine months of the year through Q4, more than 450 venture-backed startups will have been acquired, generating more than $25B in proceeds.

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4 Major Competitive Trends in Mobile App Stores

Tom Tunguz

The successes of mobile-first social networks like Instagram and SnapChat, despite Facebook’s dominant position in social networking, are concrete examples of this trend. More than 100B mobile applications have been downloaded since the launch of the Apple iOS and Google Play stores. As the number of users, downloads and apps have exploded, the dynamics of the app store have also changed.

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Three Important Trends in the Startup Exit Market

Tom Tunguz

I’ve analyzed the 2013 data and there are three important trends I observed. If the trend continues, in 2014 the average material startup acquisition will reach $178M and the average startup IPO will raise $146M. Each year the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters release data characterizing the state of the startup market. All in all, the startup exit market is quite healthy. Startup exit values are increasing more than 7% per year, on average.

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The Financing Trends of Billion Dollar SaaS Companies

Tom Tunguz

From this table, we can identify five key trends: The number of SaaS IPOs has more than doubled in the past 12 years. One of the cloud’s great promise has been cost-reduction and for a while, we’ve chanted a mantra that startups require less capital than before to get started and ultimately succeed.

Why Smart Watches Could be a Huge Trend in Mobile

Tom Tunguz

Google revealed many novel projects and products at yesterday’s Google IO Conference. At the moment, I’m most curious about the development of Android Wear, in part because of the beautiful Motorola 360 watch and in part because I suspect connected watches bring substantial change to the mobile device market. It’s easy to write off watches as a niche product.

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Better, Faster, Stronger: 2015’s New-Old Retention Marketing Trends

ReSci

The post Better, Faster, Stronger: 2015’s New-Old Retention Marketing Trends appeared first on ReSci Even before the last post-holiday sale offers hit inboxes in 2014, the eCommerce blogosphere was flooded with predictions for 2015. Social media gurus, tech-news junkies, and digital marketers all had plenty to say about the coming year, which ranged from the logical (the importance of the customer….

The Three Most Important Trends in the Seed Fund Raising Market

Tom Tunguz

Looking through Shai’s terrific data, I observed three trends. If you’re a founder or potential founder and looking to raise seed capital, you’re entering possibly the most attractive period in a decade to start a business. A few weeks ago, we analyzed the impact of Series A and later stage VCs in the seed market. In the past four years, traditional VCs began to invest in seed-stage companies, which led to a rise in the number and size of seeds.

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The Unexpected Compensation Trends of Post-Series A Startup Founder/CEOs

Tom Tunguz

This trend is broad. A third party pools the data to benchmark compensation trends across the executive functions in startups (CEO, VP of Product, VP of Marketing, VP of Sales, and so on) across the different financing series, locations, development stages and founders vs non-founders. While I can’t be certain why the trend towards equity is occurring, I suspect that many startups are founded by younger entrepreneurs who don’t demand larger salaries and prefer equity.

My Thoughts on CES: The Six Trends on the Show Floor

Tom Tunguz

These are the six key themes/trends I noted. The commodification trend will continue until one of two things occurs. Yesterday, I walked the sprawling floor of the Consumer Electronics Show. The Coming of Era of Drones - I saw barrel-rolling quad-copters and parkouring wheeled robots dancing in synchrony to hiphop music. It was awe-inspiring and terrifying at the same time.

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What the Public Markets Trends Say About the Fundraising and M&A Environment Startups

Tom Tunguz

Through last week, 80% of fast-growing technology companies who reported Q2 earnings had met or exceeded expectations, on average by 4%. As the earnings season has progressed , the tech sector is showing impressive signs of strength and predictability in the underlying companies’ business. Startups benefit from a booming public market for three reasons. First, strong earnings buoy public technology share prices which drives M&A.

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WePay talks with Confluent about Apache Kafka

wepay

Trends & IdeasWePay’s infrastructure relies on a great deal of robust engineering to support the huge number of transactions we process every hour. Part of that infrastructure is based on open source frameworks.

3 Marketing Trends Worth the Hype — and 1 That Falls Short

ReSci

As marketers, we know that trends are often fleeting, and that buzz doesn't equal longevity. When it comes to marketing trends, buzzwords gain so much traction that it becomes difficult to gauge the concept's true. The post 3 Marketing Trends Worth the Hype — and 1 That Falls Short appeared first on ReSci While this is true for consumer culture, this statement is equally true for marketers.

2018 Sales Operations Predictions

InsightSquared

I took some time to hear from fellow sales operators about the biggest new trends and predictions for 2018 — here’s what they had to say. This is a trend that will continue in 2018 and years to come. Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies.

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How to prepare for a Technical Interview

wepay

Trends & IdeasInterviews can be tough for anyone to face, especially at dynamic, modern organizations where interviews are planned rather than held in an ad hoc manner.

The Power of Us – A Watermark Conference Recap

wepay

Trends & Ideas international womens day watermark watermark conference WePay womenInternational Women’s Day 2019 is approaching this Friday (3/8) and as Maya Angelou once said, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.”