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How Early Customer Define Your Destiny, Customer Money & Getting Better: SaaStr CoSelling Space Speaker Series Event

Nick Mehta (left) & Byron Deeter (right)<p>Jason Lemkin MC’ed the two-person panel, and each shared their perspectives on SaaS company sales and growth …

Snøhetta designed a brand-savvy NYC headquarters for Slack

Tour the 12,000-square-foot top-floor space in Lower Manhattan<p>The go-to intra-office messaging service, Slack, has been expanding at a rapid pace over the past couple of years, and opening offices in cities across the world. Most recently however, the company debuted its new headquarters in Lower …

Architecture

Salesforce CEO: I'm not changing how I run my business under Trump

The world’s political and economic elites met Tuesday for the first day of the annual World Economic Forum. Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief, Andy …

Salesforce

Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be …

Oracle

A Gathering of the Global Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes

I catch up with Ms. Bohnet after dinner. It’s 11:20 p.m., early by Davos standards. But it’s been a long day. We have changed shoes 10 times and gone through security eight times. We have paid the woman’s tax, suffered through a couple of manels and met Sophia. Onward.<p>DAVOS, Switzerland — Iris …

Women's News

Work-Bench Blog - Work-Bench Enterprise Funding Report: Will 2017 Be The Year Unicorns Earn Their Horns? (2H2016)

Using data from the Enterprise Startups Funding Database - where every week we track and record all publicly announced enterprise technology funding …

Venture Capital

We Talked To 10 Of The Best Marketers At SaaStr Annual 2016 About The Future Of Marketing

We sat down with 10 of the best marketers at SaaStr Annual 2016 to get their thoughts on the future of marketing.

RethinkDB: why we failed

When we announced that RethinkDB is shutting down, I promised to write a post-mortem. I took some time to process the experience, and I can now write …

MongoDB

Inside Peter Thiel’s Genius Factory

<i>The Thiel Fellowship was created to prove a college degree doesn’t matter. It became one of the most elite credentials for young entrepreneurs.</i><p>J<b>esse</b> …

Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws

Oracle urges customers to apply patches immediately to prevent at least 100 remotely exploitable flaws present in its products being …

Information Security

The most important thing Dropbox did to scale Product Management

These opinions are entirely my own, distilled from my experience at Dropbox in 2012–2015 as well as working with other startups. Since it’s been a …

Product Management

7 Events No Product Manager Should Miss This Year

← Back to Blog<p>Beth Harvey<p>January 20, 2017<p>Product Management<p>The beginning of every quarter feels like crunch time as teams rush to budget and plan for …

Product Management

Your first 15 minutes in an investment pitch are really important. Use them wisely.

This is not a long post. But I needed to get this off my chest.<p>Entrepreneurs: For heaven’s sakes realize that the first 15 minutes of your pitch to …

Telecom Company Avaya Files for Bankruptcy

Telecommunications company Avaya filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday to reduce its debt, but said it will not sell its call center business …

Markets

Derek Jeter's startup is now worth $140 million

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the …

Startups

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Alphabet Inc. has been one of the world's biggest spenders on artificial intelligence. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.<p>Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Brin said that when he was in charge of Alphabet's research group he didn't pay much attention to …

Computer Science

SaaS Magic Number of One - A Lonely Number

Why the SaaS Magic Number of One is So Lonely<p>The SaaS Magic Number is a sales-related SaaS metric that determines your efficiency in generating …

Enterprise Technology

Atlassian's customer roster swells, delivers solid Q2

For fiscal 2017, Atlassian projected revenue between $611 million to $615 million as it integrates Trello.<p>Atlassian's active customer count was up 27 …

Markets

Why Amazon Is Both a Boon and a Threat to Startups

You can thank Amazon and its cloud computing business for ushering a wave of fast-rising startups like Airbnb and Lyft that are upending industries …

Cloud Computing

Connected Enterprise Market Worth 400.87 Billion USD by 2021

PUNE, India, January 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --<p>According to a new market research report <b>"</b><b>Connected Enterprise Market</b> <b>by Platform (Device, Connectivity</b> …

IT

Who is Anna

On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “<b>Mirai</b>,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured …

Cybersecurity

Why Priceline Has Passed On Hotel Tonight—So Far

In late 2015, Priceline held discussions with Hotel Tonight about possibly buying the smaller hotel-booking rival. Executives at Priceline liked the …

Hotels

How We're Building a Business to Last

CockroachDB was inspired by frustration with the available open source databases and cloud DBaaS offerings. It was never conceived of as anything but …

Crunch Report Special | Zoom CEO Full Interview

Hanging out with the CEO of Zoom Eric Yuan and talking about the most recent investment for Sequoia for $100 million, LinkedIn’s major desktop update, and the NHTSA fully exonerates Tesla’s AutoPilot. All this on Crunch Report Read More

C-suite Leadership

Fred Stevens-Smith & Farlan Dowell (Rainforest QA): Morphing into a Rocketship: Learning to Love Sales (Video+ Transcript)

(Only 30 days to SaaStr Annual 2017. Do you have your tix yet?)<p>We talk a lot about sales here at SaaStr (obviously), but that doesn’t mean that …

Selling

IBM revenue fall dims upbeat profit forecast

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported its 19th straight quarter of declining revenue, but forecast full-year earnings above Wall Street estimates due to growth in newer areas such as cloud-based services and analytics.<p>However, investments to drive growth in the cloud business …

IBM

A Brief Summary of Sales at…Qualtrics

For the past three and a half years I have worked in the sales team at GoCardless, a fast paced startup in the FinTech space. I have helped shape our …

CRM