I’m actually a bit cranked up about SaaS scale and SaaS maturity being confused and comingled. We’re working with a couple of SaaS companies at roughly the same revenue scale but wildly different maturity levels. The problem is that both founders see themselves in the same stage of development because annual recurring revenue (ARR) is […]
I’ve written several articles over the last few months on institutional readiness. One focused on SaaS due diligence preparedness. Another on the value of process and documentation. And yet another on the strategic and organizational implications of preparing a SaaS to be acquired in the future. Back in April, I wrote about the perils of revenue recognition, […]
Avoid “Feature Belief”. Efficient and effective SaaS MVP development takes imagination, discipline, process, and above all, customer feedback.
Sales-driven SaaS marketing maturity is critical to revenue growth. I’ve been in SaaS marketing since 2007 when we launched our first platform. As CMO, I’ve built capital efficient sales-driven marketing programs that delivered qualified leads to meet or exceed revenue growth goals. The path to that predictable performance was built on a foundation of principles […]
Yes, it’s the other “s” word — services. SaaS services are frowned upon by many institutional folks and usually valued far lower than subscription revenue. Even recurring services revenue finds itself way down the valuation curve. In some cases, this disdain for services may be warranted. In others, it’s misplaced. The irony is that the […]