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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How to be one of the ‘haves’ of SaaS

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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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What I Learned Building and Deploying a New SaaS

Entrepreneur's Handbook

saas productivity startup business entrepreneurshipAbout design, marketing, and knowing when to stop 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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Use DRR to Measure the Health of Your SaaS Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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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TechCrunch+ roundup: Singapore’s fintech buzz, SaaS slump, amplified marketing strategies

TechCrunch

Let’s talk about the SaaS selloff. Let’s talk about the SaaS selloff. Asia eCommerce Education Enterprise Finance SaaS Startups Venture Capital EC roundup Fintech grab Singapore

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

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adaptive Shield lands $30M Series A to build out its SaaS security platform

TechCrunch

Adaptive Shield, a Tel Aviv-based startup that automates the security of software-as-a-service ( SaaS ) applications, has secured $30 million in Series A funding led by Insight Partners. 3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products.

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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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TechCrunch+ roundup: Holiday marketing tips, low-cost NFTs, SaaS sprawl study

TechCrunch

Boston-based VC firm OpenView interviewed nearly 600 SaaS companies for its annual pricing survey and the results are in: Automation is taking usage-based pricing (USP) mainstream. Why more SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based pricing.

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A 4 Stage Roadmap to Turn Your SaaS Idea Into Profit

Entrepreneur's Handbook

saas startup product-management entepreneurship investmentWhen you don’t understand the process, you risk running out of resources Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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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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3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products

TechCrunch

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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Abacum, a SaaS for finance teams, adds $25M in Atomico-led Series A

TechCrunch

Abacum , a SaaS maker geared toward upgrading mid-sized companies’ financial planning and analysis tools, has fast-followed the $7 million seed it raised earlier this year ( April ) with a $25M Series A round.

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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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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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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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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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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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Edtech investors are flocking to SaaS guidance counselors

TechCrunch

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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More funding for Israel’s SaaS security startups as Atmosec raises $6 million seed round

TechCrunch

Israeli SaaS security startup Atmosec today announced having raised a $6 million seed round led by Israeli VC firm Glilot Capital Partners and American fund Battery Ventures. Now out of stealth mode, Atmosec wants to make it more secure for companies to use a flurry of cloud SaaS solutions, from Slack to ServiceNow. Quoting data from Statista , Atmosec points out that the number of SaaS apps used by organizations is on the rise, with an average of 110 in 2021.

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

TechCrunch

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.

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

TechCrunch

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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