SaaS Success in 84 Slides

David Skok, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Matrix Partners, has an excellent slide show he put together for the SaaStr conference titled The Key Drivers for SaaS Success. Here are the areas of his presentation: An intro to SaaS metrics Unit economics LTV and churn: An in-depth look Variable pricing axes Months to recover…

5 Lessons Learned from Appcelerator

Jeff Haynie, co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator, just published a great post titled Five things I will do different for my next startup. Less than a month ago Jeff and his board sold Appcelerator to Axway (see Axway Acquires Mobile App Development Platform Appcelerator) after raising almost $90 million in capital. I got the chance…

5 Favorite Super Bowl 50 Commercials

With Super Bowl 50 in the books, the next thing to talk about is the commercials. As always, the commercials were varied from the way-out-in-left-field ones to the more mainstream brand ones. From the ones I saw, here were my five favorites: Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50. What…

Public SaaS Valuations Hit Hard

Clearly my post on Thursday titled SaaS Public Company Valuations Q1 2016 was bizarrely timed as less than 24 hours later the companies in the category lost $28 billion in market cap value that day. Here are a few notes from the Re/Code article: Big drops on Friday: LinkedIn fell 43 percent Salesforce.com fell 13…