Notes from Dreamforce 2012

Note: If you’re going to Dreamforce 2012, please stop by the Pardot booth. This morning I had the opportunity to listen to the keynote presentation at salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2011¬†right near the front as part of the Executive Summit. Dreamforce has turned into a massive software and cloud computing event taking over the entire Moscone Center…

Growing SaaS Companies with Declining Bookings

With all the recent S-1 IPO filings by SaaS companies it’s great to the see the growth and market awareness expanding for the business model. One area that isn’t talked about frequently is how a growing SaaS company can actually be in bad shape due to declining bookings. That’s right, the business can have its…

Notes from the BazaarVoice S1 IPO Filing

It’s been a great week for venture-back companies filing to go public, especially in the SaaS category. After talking about Eloqua’s S-1 and Jive Software’s S-1, I want to talk about BazaarVoice’s S-1. BazaarVoice provides technologies to help companies manage user reviews and associated content like photos, videos, stories, etc. Think about what Amazon.com provides…

Notes from Mark Suster’s Interview of Bill Gross

Mark Suster has a great hour+ video interview of Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab. In it Bill Gross talks about the mail order business he founded as a teenager, the successful audio speaker business he had in college, and a number of other businesses he started — the consumate serial entrepreneur. Once he realized…

Notes from the Jive Software S1 IPO Filing

Yesterday I went through a few notes from the Eloqua S1 IPO filing. Today I want to look at the Jive Software S1 IPO filling that came out this week. Jive provides business collaboration, community, and social software in both on-demand and installed offerings. The easiest way to describe it is as community forums for…