9 SaaS Trends Your Business Should Embrace

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is one of the fastest-growing niches in technology. Today, SaaS integrates into nearly every facet of the business. SaaS apps have increased agility, accessibility and cost-effectiveness in the workplace throughout their evolution. Mobile-first SaaS.

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Together We Grow: 11 Expert tips for scaling a SaaS business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Business challenge: Scaling a SaaS business. Dan’s professional IT services consultancy developed a SaaS product and now wants to grow and scale the product—but has little experience in marketing or selling SaaS products. Leverage vertical SaaS benchmark and ratio studies.

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Are B2B SaaS marketers getting it wrong?

TechCrunch

Which terms come to mind when you think about SaaS? Around 57% of users want to see improvements in the clarity and navigation of websites, suggesting that techspeak and unnecessarily complex UX are turning customers away at the door, according to The SaaS Engine. Konrad Sanders.

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Why SaaS is bucking the venture slowdown

TechCrunch

Instead, it’s the tried-and-true software-as-a-service (SaaS) category that appears to be in the best shape to fend off a slowdown in private-market investment. That could keep the SaaS-is-fine trend afoot for some time, we reckon. SaaS slows, but far less than peers.

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Social care SaaS maker Birdie tops up with $30M

TechCrunch

The SaaS platform provides care workers a suite of digital tools to support their work by streamlining admin and patient management while enabling real-time visibility into care events — helping keep family members informed of important details around their loved one’s care.

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How can a knowledge base save a SaaS start-up business?

Common Reasons Why Startups Fail

SaaS tools are helping businesses across the world. Offering the best customer experience is the primary goal of every SaaS business. Customers are ready to… The post How can a knowledge base save a SaaS start-up business?

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AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

TechCrunch

In the latest development, AppOmni — which has built a platform not just to connect with and secure SaaS apps, but to seek out, highlight and help fix vulnerabilities that arise when different apps are used together or in tandem — has raised $70 million.

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What I Learned Building and Deploying a New SaaS

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Frontegg raises $5M to help SaaS companies build SaaS faster

TechCrunch

Frontegg , a Tel Aviv-based startup that helps SaaS companies build their products faster by giving them access to a set of enterprise-ready building blocks for often-used features like authentication and notifications, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round.

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Use DRR to Measure the Health of Your SaaS Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Vibrant Planet raises $17M seed round to grow forest restoration SaaS

TechCrunch

It’s basically SaaS for forest management, something the company calls an “operating system for forest restoration.” For Allison Wolff, the 2018 wildfire season in California marked a turning point. During that record-breaking year , she started asking a lot of questions.

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Is the SaaS selloff over?

TechCrunch

The SaaS selloff may be behind us. Good morning! I am writing to you in the minutes before I have to pack up my writing and podcasting setups so that I can catch a few planes to San Francisco for Early Stage. (I’m

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The Feedback Loops in Data that Will Change SaaS Architecture

Tomasz Tunguz

The idea is that in the future SaaS applications would be built on a single database, instead of each SaaS application writing to its own proprietary database. I thought it would be cloud-prem and customers driving SaaS products to use a single database.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS success stats, leveraging ad tech chaos, 2022 layoff trends

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According to a report by Capchase comparing more than 400 SaaS startups to unicorns that reached the public markets in the last two years, the top performers “are handily beating the ‘Rule of 40,'” reports Kyle Wiggers.

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How to be one of the ‘haves’ of SaaS

TechCrunch

The flow of capital in SaaS is becoming increasingly bifurcated. Column Fundings & Exits SaaS Startups TC Venture Capital Asana corporate finance CRM Datadog EC Column EC How To go-to-market Marketing monday.com mulesoft Salesforce valuation zoomSean Fanning. Contributor.

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Sastrify snags $7M to help SMEs manage SaaS buying

TechCrunch

With so much startup activity in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) space it can be a challenge for businesses to figure out which of these SaaS (SaaSes?) Vendr raises huge $60M Series A as its SaaS-purchasing service scales.

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Torii announces $10M Series A to automate SaaS management

TechCrunch

Certainly any modern tooling is going to be SaaS, and as companies and employees add services, it becomes a management nightmare. Enter Torii , an early stage startup that wants to make it easier to manage SaaS bloat. We were all early adopters of SaaS.

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Why do SaaS companies with usage-based pricing grow faster?

TechCrunch

Subscription-based pricing is dead: Smart SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based models. Net revenue retention was near 70%, a far cry from the 100%+ that most SaaS companies aim to achieve. Kyle Poyar. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Kyle Poyar is VP of Growth at OpenView.

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Stop guessing your KPIs; Varos shows e-commerce, SaaS companies how you compare to peers

TechCrunch

He says this type of data collaboration is being done in other industries, including farming, travel and late-stage investing, where valuation is based on competitive data, but is relatively new for the e-commerce and SaaS spaces.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pricing your SaaS Startup with Data

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Unless you find an alternative business model to monetize a totally free SaaS product, you’ll have to attach a price tag to it. The (literal) Billion dollar question then is: how much should our SaaS product costs? startup data-science saas pricing-strategy growth

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6 Reasons Why You Should Never Build a Saas Product Without Design

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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PassFort, a RegTech SaaS for KYC and AML, nets $16.2M

TechCrunch

London-based PassFort , a SaaS provider that helps business meet compliance requirements such as KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) reporting, has closed a $16.2 It’s also selling its SaaS to customers in foreign exchange, banking and (ofc) crypto.

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Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS

TechCrunch

On October 27, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of software as a service (SaaS), and we’re thrilled to announce our packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the industry. SaaS Security, Today and Tomorrow.

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Tiger Global backs SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow in $8M funding

TechCrunch

Apps Asia Cloud Developer eCommerce Europe Funding Fundings & Exits Mobile Recent Funding SaaS Startups TC hong kong omnichannel omnichannel messaging social commerce Southeast Asia

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How should SaaS companies deliver and price professional services?

TechCrunch

Should SaaS founders be raising capital now? The global software as a service (SaaS) industry is sustaining its steep growth trajectory, but developing and pricing professional services is oftentimes a difficult proposition for SaaS companies. Cloud Column SaaS Startups

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Colabs gets $3 million seed to expand across Pakistan, launch back-office SaaS solution

TechCrunch

Lahore-based coworking space startup, Colabs , is set to roll-out a SaaS product to enable businesses meet back-office needs including company registration, talent sourcing and management, payroll processing and legal and tax compliance.

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OfficeRnD, a SaaS for managing hybrid workplaces, grabs $10M

TechCrunch

The startup has just closed a $10 million Series A to continue building out its workplace management SaaS for landlords and office managers — which offers features like resource scheduling (booking meeting rooms etc.),

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A 4 Stage Roadmap to Turn Your SaaS Idea Into Profit

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy?

TechCrunch

Many of today’s most successful software companies, from Atlassian and Datadog to Zoom, subscribe to the bottom-up SaaS go-to-market model. For all these reasons, more and more SaaS startups are choosing to adopt the bottom-up go-to-market model. Caryn Marooney. Contributor.

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More SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based pricing

TechCrunch

Out of the nearly 600 SaaS companies which responded, 45% say they are using this flexible pricing model, up from 34% in 2020. Has usage-based pricing (UBP) gone mainstream? That’s the case OpenView, a Boston-based VC firm, makes in its annual Financial and Operating Benchmarks survey.

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The Definitive Guide To a Successful SaaS Controlling Setup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

We’ve spent years perfecting our SaaS controlling setup. controlling business saas startup entrepreneurshipHere’s how you can copy what we’ve built, incl. KPIs and templates. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Arc wants to build the de facto finance solution for SaaS startups

TechCrunch

A new company recently emerged that is targeting a popular startup niche, wanting to exclusively help early-stage SaaS (software-as-a-service) companies with their financial needs. To be clear, Arc is not the first company to want to help SaaS companies grow without dilution.

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Blume Ventures and AWI back Indian exporter SaaS startup SourceWiz

TechCrunch

Asia Funding Recent Funding SaaS Startups Alpha Wave Incubation blume ventures falcon edge capital india SourceWizSmall and medium-sized exporters in India struggle to communicate their designs with buyers.

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Extra Crunch roundup: 500 Startups’ demo day, smart SaaS pricing and much more

TechCrunch

The valuations of these companies aren’t rising at the same rate as SaaS or fintech startups, but “where edtech lacks in impressive valuations, investors see it gaining in exit opportunities,” writes Natasha Mascarenhas.

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This early-stage marketing expert says ‘B2B SaaS is actually very, very cool now’

TechCrunch

Having earned “scars and stripes” at various startups, Heskins recently joined “tech for good” company Big Lemon as a part-time head of growth, but still offers her services to other teams as a SaaS and early-stage startup marketing consultant.

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4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

TechCrunch

Startups and SMBs are usually the first to adopt many SaaS products. If you’re building SaaS, odds are you’re holding very important customer data. Prashant Pandey. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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Consumer fintech trading revenues don’t measure up to SaaS ARR

TechCrunch

After a lengthy period of experimentation, investors have decided that consumer fintech trading businesses are not SaaS companies, meaning that those fintech revenues should not be valued as if they were annual recurring revenue (ARR), the main product of software-as-a-service concerns.

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