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

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

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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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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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What I Learned Building and Deploying a New SaaS

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

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Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS

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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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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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3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products

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Column Enterprise SaaS Startups TC artificial intelligence AWS EC Column EC Enterprise Applications EC How To enterprise software product SalesforceYousuf Khan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures.

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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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Business Canvas, a Korea-based document management SaaS company, closes $2.5M seed round

TechCrunch

Business Canvas , the South Korean document management SaaS company behind Typed, announced today it has raised a $2.5 The global market size for social software and collaboration SaaS is estimated at $4.5

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

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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

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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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The Feedback Loops in Data that Will Change SaaS Architecture

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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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A 4 Stage Roadmap to Turn Your SaaS Idea Into Profit

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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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Vista Equity to acquire majority stake in SaaS startup Drift, taking it to unicorn status

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But co-founder and CEO David Cancel did say the SaaS company saw 70% growth in its annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 2020 compared to the year prior and is on target for a similar metric this year.

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India’s path to SaaS leadership is clear, but challenges remain

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While its transformative potential was quite clear before the pandemic, the sudden pivot to distributed workforces caused interest in SaaS products to skyrocket as medium and large enterprises embraced digital and remote sales processes, significantly expanding their utility. This phenomenon is global, but India in particular has the opportunity to take its SaaS momentum to the next level. The rise of Indian SaaS unicorns. Other SaaS firms stayed busy in other ways.

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

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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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AppOmni raises $40M for tools to secure enterprise SaaS apps

TechCrunch

Today, a startup called AppOmni — which has built a platform to help monitor SaaS apps and their activity, provide guidance to warn or block when things might go wrong and fix problems when they do occur — is announcing some funding to fuel its growth.

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White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures

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Outvio , an Estonian startup that provides a white-label SaaS fulfillment solution for medium-sized and large online retailers in Spain and Estonia, has closed a $3 million early-stage financing round led by Change Ventures.

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The Definitive Guide To a Successful SaaS Controlling Setup

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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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Edtech investors are flocking to SaaS guidance counselors

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Education Startups TC applyboard Career Karma EC Edtech edtech higher ed SaaSApplyBoard , a startup that helps international students find opportunities to study abroad, announced today that it has nearly doubled its valuation in a little over a year.

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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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Collective launches a SaaS marketplace for freelancer teams

TechCrunch

Once all the bells and whistles are ready with the SaaS — in about another month — he says it will also charge a monthly fee on the collective side. SaaS Startups Collective eFounder freelancers marketplace

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Grip Security raises $6M to improve SaaS security

TechCrunch

Many large enterprises now rely on hundreds of third-party SaaS applications to do business, but their security organizations can barely keep pace. In that role, he talked to a lot of CISOs, and, again and again, they talked to him about the problems with current SaaS security solutions.

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Six tips for SaaS founders who don’t want VC money

TechCrunch

Bootstrapping a SaaS company is not only possible – I believe it’s a saner, more sustainable way to build and scale a business. If you’re a SaaS founder who’s wary of VC funding, here are my best bootstrapping tips. Aytekin Tank. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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SaaS-focused Acceleprise rebrands, raises $30M in new capital

TechCrunch

The firm has long focused on business-to-business SaaS startups, helping them get their start in a competitive global software market. Acceleprise announces 26 SaaS startups from its trio of accelerators.

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DataJoy raises $6M seed to help SaaS companies track key business metrics

TechCrunch

The company has decided to concentrate its efforts for starters on SaaS companies and their requirements. Enterprise Funding Recent Funding SaaS Startups TC data DataJoy machine learning

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Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value

TechCrunch

Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy? Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy? In a bottom-up SaaS world, pricing has to be transparent and standardized (at least for the most part, see below). Caryn Marooney. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Wiliot raises $200M as it preps a SaaS pivot, licensing its ultralight, ambient-power chip technology to third parties

TechCrunch

Wiliot’s valuation is not being disclosed but Steve Statler, the startup’s SVP, described it as “in line” with its pivot to SaaS. How much to pay yourself as a SaaS founder. Startups TC Internet of Things IoT SaaS Softbank Steve Statler wiliot Yanni Pipilis

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Localyze raises $12M for a SaaS that supports cross-border hiring and relocation

TechCrunch

Y-Combinator- backed Localyze has nabbed $12 million in Series A funding led by Blossom Capital for a SaaS that supports staff relocations and hiring across borders. It offers tiered pricing for the SaaS, based on usage.).

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Extra Crunch roundup: Optimized SaaS pricing, recruiting growth experts, VC surveys, more

TechCrunch

Why do SaaS companies with usage-based pricing grow faster? So, why do public SaaS firms with usage-based pricing see faster growth ? Why do SaaS companies with usage-based pricing grow faster?

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Cledara, the SaaS purchase and management platform, raises $3.4M funding

TechCrunch

Cledara , the SaaS purchase and management platform that helps bring greater viability and control over a company’s sprawling software subscriptions, has raised $3.4 Cledara picks up pre-seed funding to help companies manage their SaaS spending.

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Matera raises another $43 million to turn residential building management into SaaS

TechCrunch

The company is building a vertical SaaS for residential property management. Europe Fundings & Exits Startups France France Newsletter Matera proptech SaaS

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