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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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

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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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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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

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?

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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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

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

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.

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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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.

Ultimate PPC Stats And Marketing Trends - 2019 Infographic


As of 2019, Digital marketing is changing rapidly, as technology, techniques and strategies are being used to better manage campaign performance outcome. One of the oldest and most effective forms of online marketing is PPC or pay-per-click.

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 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."

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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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%.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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 […].

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

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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3 customer retention trends for B2C and B2B companies


Here’s a preview of the customer retention trends : 1. We published the results of our Customer Retention Survey. Download the report here. B2C, B2B and hybrid companies do things differently.

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

Customer Success Trend at TSW Spring 2018 Conference


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.

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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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.

Predictable Revenue Launches Outbound Labs Video Series: Learnings, Tips, and Trends From More Than 50 Innovative Outbound Sales Experiments

Predictable Revenue

The post Predictable Revenue Launches Outbound Labs Video Series: Learnings, Tips, and Trends From More Than 50 Innovative Outbound Sales Experiments appeared first on Predictable Revenue. We’ve run well over 50 experiments and have found some interesting, and often surprising results.


Andreessen Horowitz

In particular I dreaded the “death spiral” of threads that … enterprise & SaaS announcements consumer-ization of the enterprise future of work product-market fit prosumerization of the enterprise trends 2019I spend hours and hours in my inbox every single day.