Recurring Revenue and Week Over Week Growth

Recurring revenue is incredibly powerful for startups. On the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) front, recurring revenue gets combined with strong gross margins, strong renewal rates (hopefully!), and strong predictability. Only, it’s incredibly difficult to get the engine going. Paul Graham says growth of 5-7% per week is good (see his Growth essay). Let’s look at how a 5% per…

A Better Experience to Grow a Market

One of more interesting stories to emerge lately is around Uber and how it’s grown the market for taxis and black cars. In San Francisco, the entire spend on taxis and limos was $120 million per year and now people spend much more than that just on Uber in that one city, and the rest of…