SaaS 1,000 for Researching SaaS Startups

Tom Blue and his company published a cool little micro-site today called SaaS 1000. From the site:

The SaaS 1000 is a list of the top SaaS companies according to employee size growth. We have created a simple algorithm that tracks a SaaS company’s 6 month employee size growth and overall employee size to come up with the SaaS 1000 ranking.

One of my recommendations for entrepreneurs researching competitors, prospects, etc. is to go on LinkedIn and check out the respective employee count for the company. This SaaS 1000 list has that data and goes one step further showing the six month employee growth rate, which is great for understanding how fast the business is growing.

For entrepreneurs researching potential business ideas, this is a great way to understand companies that are hiring fast, and thus potential markets to build a competitor.

For entrepreneurs looking for peer groups of other entrepreneurs in their city, this is an excellent starting point (e.g. it lists 25 startups in Atlanta).

Interested in Software-as-a-Service? Check out SaaS 1000.

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