Zylo, a SaaS management platform, raises $31.5M

TechCrunch

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions have become a fixture of the modern enterprise; organizations with more than 1,000 employees use over 150 SaaS apps on average, according to BetterCloud. Verified Market Research predicts that the SaaS management market will be worth $716.52

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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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3 ways SaaS businesses can boost revenue in a recession

TechCrunch

Suzanne Xie is the business lead for B2B payments at Stripe and a former SaaS founder. It’s an unprecedented time to be in SaaS. The SaaS market could grow almost 10% every year to 2027 — and I think that’s a conservative estimate. As a business model, SaaS is inherently global.

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9 SaaS Trends Your Business Should Embrace

StartupNation

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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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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Unito, a platform for managing SaaS apps, raises $20M

TechCrunch

SaaS tool usage is on the rise, with corporate teams now using 40 to 60 tools on average ; a 2019 report from Blissfully found companies were spending around $343,000 per year on SaaS. But while SaaS apps have become the lifeblood of organizations, they can often be unwieldy.

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Josys secures $32M Series A for its SaaS management platform 

TechCrunch

Josys , spun off from its parent company Raksul last year, launched its automated management IT devices and SaaS application in September 2021 that reduces IT operation costs and enhances security systems. Startups TC Venture Asia b2b saas Global Brain Japan Josys

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Bessemer backs SaaS platform that automates billing workflows

TechCrunch

Zenskar , a startup that is aiming to help SaaS companies automate their billing workflows, has raised $3.5 “We are excited to partner with Zenskar on their journey to fundamentally disrupt the quote-to-cash tooling for SaaS companies.

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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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Valence Security raises new cash to secure the SaaS app supply chain

TechCrunch

“In recent years, malicious actors have placed their focus on the interconnectivity between software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, leveraging its potential for their attack campaigns, as we saw in the SolarWinds breach,” Matichin told TechCrunch in an email interview.

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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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SaaS startup Stimulus closes oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round

TechCrunch

SaaS startup Stimulus announced today the closing of an oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round led by Black Ops Ventures.

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Paragon wants to be the Plaid of SaaS apps

TechCrunch

Paragon , a startup building a platform that integrates and aggregates various software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps for enterprise clients, has raised $13 million in a series A round led by Inspired Capital, alongside previous investors FundersClub and Garuda Ventures.

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Founderpath secures $145M in debt and equity to help B2B SaaS startup founders avoid dilution

TechCrunch

Companies that have high recurring revenue and visibility into future performance — such as SaaS startups — in particular can benefit from debt financings, Alex points out. . So in 2018, he started using his own money to write debt checks into SaaS companies.

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The SaaS selloff is steepening

TechCrunch

From here on out, we’re only talking SaaS. By now you may be tired of stories detailing the bad news in the market. Too bad! More are coming.

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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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6 key metrics that can help SaaS startups outlast this downturn

TechCrunch

SaaS companies are in a better position than most because they have access to the data that can guide these decisions. When thinking about metrics for SaaS companies, it’s helpful to look at how current customers are using your product so you can identify areas of concern and take action.

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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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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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2013 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey

For Entrepreneurs

We worked together with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 155 SaaS companies on a variety of topics such as growth rates, CAC (cost to acquire a customer), gross margins, churn rates, etc. Business Model SaaS CAC churn

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TechCrunch+ roundup: SaaS burn multiples, 8 fintech VCs spill the tea, all my apes gone

TechCrunch

How to grow a SaaS company efficiently in a recession. Despite the ongoing correction in the public markets, mass layoffs in the tech sector and high inflation, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says we’re not yet in a recession.

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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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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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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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Saas Survey 2021

For Entrepreneurs

2021 SAAS SURVEY – Part 1 For the eighth year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in taking the survey!

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How to grow a SaaS company efficiently in a recession

TechCrunch

Cloud Column SaaS Startups burn rate corporate finance EC Column EC How To entrepreneurship Private Equity sequoia capital venture capitalAlex Zekoff. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Alex Zekoff is the CEO and co-founder of Thoughtful Automation , an automation-as-a-service platform.

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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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What gloom? Data show it’s still a great time to build a SaaS startup

TechCrunch

The combination appears to be supporting investment into software startups — software as a service, or SaaS, in the modern context — that will make 2022 the second-best year on record in the United States. SaaS deals this year. On the heels of news that the U.S.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Layoffs and H1-B visas, SaaS growth levers, blockchain startup tips

TechCrunch

For cash-strapped SaaS startups trying to reach scale, the math doesn’t look great. In his TC+ guest post, Owens shares several tactics “SaaS leaders can use to supercharge their expansion revenue,” such as adding upsell tiers and charging customers for priority support.

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2014 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. Business Model SaaS Startup Help Survey This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on the growth and operations of […].

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Citi backs Indian SaaS startup Lentra as it plans to expand internationally

TechCrunch

Citi backs Indian SaaS startup Lentra as it plans to expand internationally by Jagmeet Singh originally published on TechCrunch. Fintech Startups citi ventures india 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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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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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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Pacific Crest’s 2011 SaaS Survey

For Entrepreneurs

Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a strong focus on SaaS, has surveyed a 70 SaaS companies with very interesting results. Building for Success SaaS CAC SaaS churn SaaS pricingThere is some great data on topics such as growth rates, cost of customer acquisition, churn/retention, expense models, capital efficiency, etc. The full survey, which was put together by David Spitz and his team [.].

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