Torii announces $10M Series A to automate SaaS management

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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?

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

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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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How should SaaS companies deliver and price professional services?

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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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Use DRR to Measure the Health of Your SaaS Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

startup entrepreneurship saas sales product-managementEnsure you have a fighting chance at survival and growth Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Grip Security raises $6M to improve SaaS security

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

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

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

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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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Collective launches a SaaS marketplace for freelancer teams

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

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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

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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.

Telemedico gets $6.6M to grow the reach of its digital health SaaS

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” He also says the “plug and play” style SaaS platform supports a modular approach — enabling the target B2B users to zero in on the most useful aspects of its platform for their particular customer case (be it telemedicine, drug ordering or automated triage).

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C2i, a genomics SaaS product to detect traces of cancer, raises $100M Series B

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Artificial Intelligence Biotech Cloud Funding Health Recent Funding SaaS Startups TC blood test C2i Genomics cancer cancer screening cancer treatment Casdin Capital cornell drug development fda imaging mri New York University Radiation surgery tumor X Ray

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Salto raises $27M to let you configure your SaaS platforms with code

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Salto , a Tel Aviv-based open-source startup that allows you to configure SaaS platforms like Salesforce, NetSuite and HubSpot with code, is coming out of stealth today and announced that it has raised a $27 million Series A round. ” 3 VCs discuss the state of SaaS investing in 2020.

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

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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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3 tips for SaaS founders hoping to join the $1 million ARR club

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Building a SaaS company from the ground up is never easy. Column SaaS Startups TC Drift entrepreneurship growth marketing product marketing software as a serviceDavid Cancel. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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Katana raises $11M Series A to be the SaaS powering ‘manufacturing entrepreneurs’

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Europe Fundings & Exits Recent Funding Startups TC Atomico Katana SaaSKatana , an Estonian startup that has built manufacturing-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for SMBs, has raised $11 million in Series A funding.

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Qatalog, the ‘virtual workspace’ rebundling SaaS tools to help teams function better, raises $15M

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Qatalog , a London-based startup that has developed a “virtual workspace” that brings together disparate SaaS tools to help teams function better, is disclosing $15 million in Series A funding. Recent Funding SaaS Startups TC Atomico Qatalog workspaces

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Proptech startup Knock secures $20M to grow SaaS platform for property managers

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The startup — which operates as a SaaS business — has seen an uptick in growth, quadrupling its revenue over the past two years. In recent years, the U.S.

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SaaS Content Marketing Strategy: Top Trends to Consider for 2021

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Here is what will make your SaaS business stand out in 2021 and beyond. content-marketing saas-marketing marketing-strategies business saasContinue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

SaaS Fundraising in 2017

Tomasz Tunguz

When I analyzed the SaaS fundraising market in 2016 , three trends emerged. The number of SaaS companies raising rounds had stalled, while the total number of dollars plateaued. A year later, those trends have continued to converge, and SaaS valuations have resurged, reaching their highs of the 2014-2015 boom. In contrast to these seemingly monotonic increases in round sizes, the total amount of SaaS fundraising peaked in 2015 at $4.2

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Has SaaS Become Commodified?

Tomasz Tunguz

A founder asked me if we had reached the point that SaaS is commodified. “Can you build a venture scale SaaS company anymore?” First, the technology barriers to starting a SaaS company continue to fall. Whether it’s Predictable Revenue written by Aaron Ross or Mark Roberge’s The Sales Acceleration Formula, or others, authoritative texts describe step by step how to structure, manage and measure a SaaS sales team.

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The Rising Stakes in SaaS

Tomasz Tunguz

Last week, I participated in two discussions about the changes in the SaaS world. The level of competition in many core SaaS segments is intense. The SaaS era is about 20 years old. Over that 20 year period, annual SaaS investment has increased 20x, peaking in 2014 at $7B. This sea of SaaS startups have reshaped the market. SaaS company formation has fallen by 44% in the last 3 years. I’m using SaaS seed rounds as a proxy metric.

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What is the Structure of the Typical SaaS Company as it Scales?

Tomasz Tunguz

This post is part of a series leading up to SaaS Office GTM Edition on June 24 in which we’re reviewing the results of the 2020 Redpoint GTM survey. CMOs in SaaS companies head 35% of companies in the $20-50M ARR range, 40% at $50-100M and 53% at $100M+.

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Extra Crunch roundup: Selling SaaS to developers, cracking YC after 13 tries, all about Expensify

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SaaS companies can grow to $20M+ ARR by selling exclusively to developers.

6 investors and founders spotlight SaaS, B2B and medtech as Wroclaw’s hot startup sectors

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In short, the city appears to be strong in areas such as B2B, SaaS, marketplace, B2C, gaming and medtech. Most of our VCs, in my opinion, are focused on B2B, SaaS or marketplace-like startups. SaaS, remote work. SaaS and health.

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SailPoint is buying Saas management startup Intello

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SailPoint , an identity management company that went public in 2017 , announced it was going to be acquiring Intello today, an early stage SaaS management startup. Yesterday, another SaaS management tool, Torii, announced a $10 million Series A.

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How a Merger of Salesforce and Slack Would Change the SaaS Landscape

Tomasz Tunguz

Microsoft has amassed the most extensive channel for SaaS companies, and each of these vendors pushes teams to current customers, many of whom are moving to the cloud and relying on Microsoft for guidance. If the merger does happen, it would reshape the SaaS landscape The rumor mill churns with whispers Salesforce will acquire Slack. This combination would be strategic for both involved for three reasons.

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Capitolis lands a16z-led $90M Series C for fintech SaaS platform

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Capitolis , which makes technology for capital markets players such as investment and merchant banks, has closed on a $90 million Series C funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).

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Insightful Study of 386 SaaS Startup Pricing Pages

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Late last year, I combed through the Montclare SaaS 250 — a directory of the biggest SaaS companies in the world — to find common trends in what I thought would be a significant dataset. As it turned out, 80% of the 250 biggest SaaS companies didn’t have a pricing page at all. Of the remaining 386 which hadn’t shut down, I found that startups are around twice as likely to show their pricing than their enterprise SaaS big brothers. saas pricing

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7 Predictions for SaaS in 2018

Tomasz Tunguz

Several landscape altering SaaS acquisitions will come to fruition because of cash availability from repatriation and because there are enough public SaaS companies at scale to add material revenue and market cap to buyers. The SaaS fundraising market remains ebullient through 2018 as vibrant M&A and an open IPO window trigger substantial liquidity for shareholders. Below are 7 predictions about the startup software ecosystem. How many of them do you agree with?

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Mambu raises $135M at a $2B+ valuation for a SaaS platform that powers banking services

TechCrunch

Mambu , a Berlin-based startup that describes itself as an SaaS banking platform — providing, by way of APIs, technology to banks and others to power lending, deposit and other banking products — has closed a round of €110 million (about $135 million at today’s rates).

Backing Radformation: How Many Physicists Does it Take to Build a SaaS Company?

This is going to be BIG.

Long gone are the days when NYC was just a place to build a fintech company or an ad platform. In the first half of 2018, we saw Flatiron Health’s $1.9 Billion acquisition, Quentis Therapeutics picking up $48 million in financing, and Paige.ai raising $25 Million--all to fight cancer. Making cancer treatment easier to plan for clinicians was the goal of a founding team of three physicists who cold e-mailed me around New Years.

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