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Twilio Doing ‘Remarkably,’ Says JMP, Sets $35 Target - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p>Shares of cloud computing software developer <b>Twilio</b> (TWLO) are up 86 cents, or 3%, at $29.69, after <b>JMP Securities</b>’s <b>Patrick Walravens</b> …

SaaS

A VC Reveals the Metrics They Use to Evaluate Startups

<b>Susan Liu, Vice President at Scale Venture Partners:</b> … We typically look at hundreds of companies, and then we do deep dives into maybe tens, …

SaaS

One year on for Tableau and the analysis is not so gruesome

This time last year, Tableau Software had a day that Dennis Howlett described aptly as “gruesome”, with a 50% drop in share price on soft guidance. …

Analytics

Amazon replaces PeopleSoft with Workday

0 Comment ADP, Amazon, Finance, HCM, HR, HRM, Oracle, Payroll, Peoplesoft, Walmart, Workday<p>Workday has announced that Amazon has begun implementation …

The Evolution of Marketing Thanks to SaaS

I was talking with my friend Tracy Eiler, author of Aligned to Achieve, the other day and she showed me a chart that they were using at InsideView to …

Marketing

RingCentral CEO Shmunis Sees Growth Re-Accelerating - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p>Following a Q4 report by telephony services provider <b>RingCentral</b> (RNG) this afternoon, in which it beat expectations, and forecast …

SaaS

How to forecast bookings in a fast growth SaaS company

One of the hardest things to do in an early stage software company is get alignment on bookings target for the year. Currently MMC has 13 investments …

SaaS

Co-founder conflict

Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company. I had to step away from the startup for which I shed blood, sweat and …

Marriage

AWS updates tool to import data from Oracle and Teradata

Amazon Web Services is hoping to win over more customers from Oracle Corp. and Teradata Corp. by allowing them to import data into its own cloud data …

Databases

11 Fundraising Secrets from 1600 Startups - my SaaStr talk

<i>Photo credit: SaaStr</i><p>Last week, I had a great time at SaaStr, a conference dedicated to all things SaaS. Thanks to Jason Lemkin for inviting me to …

An early investor in Twitter, Slack and Tumblr explains the power of 'goosebumps'

For the last 11 years or so, Spark Capital has found success by investing in some of the hottest consumer technology startups around: Yahoo's Tumblr, Facebook's Oculus, Twitter, and Warby Parker are all Spark investments.<p>Now, says Spark Capital cofounder and General Partner Bijan Sabet, the firm is …

Collaboration

How to Hack the SaaStr Conference - Episode 5 - Inside Silicon Valley

Notes from the MuleSoft S-1 IPO Filing

Key metrics as of December 31, 2017 (pg. 1)<p>> 1,000 customers<br>• 117% dollar-based net retention<br>• 70% revenue growth<br>• $188 million in revenue<br>• -1.4% operating …

IPOs

salesforce.com or Workday? Piper Says: Just Buy Them Both

<b>salesforce.com</b> (NYSE: CRM) and <b>Workday</b> (NYSE: WDAY) are together two of the hottest stock names in the software-as-a-service space. At valuations of 275 times trailing earnings and infinity-times-nonexistent earnings, respectively, they're also two of the most expensive stocks you can buy today. (On …

Investing

5 Takeaways for Salesforce ISV Partners from Twilio | SaaStr Annual 2017

Jeff Lawson - The Story of Twilio<p>Jason Lemkin of SaaStr sat down with Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio, at SaaStr Annual 2017, and let Jeff tell us the …

SaaS

Intacct’s financial results attributed to customer additions, competitor instability

Intacct is coming off a record quarter, with 45 percent growth in Q2 2017.<p>“Intacct has pretty consistently been performing at about a 40 percent …

The enterprise tech IPO season is finally about to begin as Mulesoft files for its IPO

A number of enterprise tech companies are expected to go public this year and it looks like Mulesoft could be the first out of the gate. The company just filed documents with the SEC to go public.<p>The key stats are:<p>Total revenue for 2016 $187.7 million, up from $110.3 million in 2015<br>• Gross profit in …

IPOs

App integration company MuleSoft files to raise $100 million in IPO

MuleSoft, a company selling application programming interface (API) management and application integration software, today submitted its regulatory filing to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO). The company is aiming to go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the …

IPOs

True North

<i>The Second Ten Years (at One of the Web’s Most Iconic Companies)</i><p>It’s day one of the highly anticipated SaaStr Annual Conference. The hype and over …

Want to Be a CEO? It Helps to Look the Part

If you want to be a chief executive officer, it helps to look the part.<p>So suggests research from a trio of Duke University professors who asked more than 2,000 study participants to look at photos of faces and rate the images based on how competent the person depicted appeared to be.<p>Study …

Governance

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

There’s always some good year/year stuff in this survey. I’ll have to check it out soon.<p>“DevOps tools”:<p>This category is going to be increasingly …

13 Do’s and Don’ts of Customer Success from the SaaStr Experts

Pre-SaaStr Annual I had big plans to write a recap blog with a list of 10 or 15 great takeaways from the conference. After reviewing my notes and …

SaaS

Founders are always concerned with their level of equity ownership and the potential dilution from a new round, and rightly so. The name of the game …

A French take on SaaStr Annual, the world's largest conference of online softwares

<b>SaaStr Annual, the largest gathering of SaaS type software companies, was held in San Francisco from February 3rd to 7th.</b><p>With more than 10,000 …

SaaS

What’s Up in SaaS

Recently I attended the world’s largest event for SaaS founders, execs and investors SaaStr Annual in San Francisco. As someone who has had both the …

SaaS

salesforce.com

Industry Rank<p>Innovation<p>1<p>People Management<p>1<p>Use of Corporate Assets<p>5<p>Social Responsibility<p>1<p>Quality of Management<p>2<p>Financial Soundness<p>7<p>Long-Term …

Markets

The SaaStr Experience

Kloudio bridges data with spreadsheets. This blog talks about Kloudio's experience in Saastr Annual 2017, an event for all software as a service …

How Does the “Salesforce MBA” Stack Up?

Like many of you, I was excited to attend the first day of SaaStr Annual 2017 in San Francisco yesterday. (If you missed it, you can read the Day 1 …

MBA

SaaStr Annual 2017 Recap: Leadership, Customers, and the Big Picture

• By Amy Rederburg<br>• In Community<br>• Posted February 16, 2017<p>Coconut Calendar’s Sales Director, Cheryl Fearon, and Account Manager, Kit Hillis, went to the …

Silicon Valley