Corporate Venture Capital’s Role in Disruptive Innovation Part 2: Will the Big Numbers Result In Big Success this Time?
By Evangelos Simoudis on November 24, 2014
I started writing these posts with the hypothesis that in their effort to innovate, corporations must re-invent the traditional R&D model with one that augments the R&D efforts with venture investments, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and startup incubation. Corporate VCs (CVCs) are expected to play a big role in this innovation quest. With that in mind […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 21, 2014
While chief information officers have made great strides to become more strategic and valuable, they’re often still regarded as an “itinerant specialists” rather than long-term strategic partners to CEOs.
By Jason M. Lemkin on November 20, 2014
Hopefully, sometime over the next few weeks, you’ll finish up your 2015 model and planning. If not, please try to do it before 12/31 … I’m working on this with several companies I am involved with. My #1 suggestion is this — try to have every single employee that can materially influence revenue have a variable […]
By Dave Kellogg on November 18, 2014
It took me a week or so to get to it, but in this post, I’ll take a dive into the Hortonworks S-1 filing in support of a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of their stock. While Hadoop and big data are unarguably huge trends driving the industry and while the future of Hadoop looks very bright indeed, […]
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By Jason M. Lemkin on November 17, 2014
One of the most popular posts we did on SaaStr in the past 12 months was “What The Second Time SaaS CEOs Are All Doing.” What folks who are on their second successful SaaS company are doing better this time. It is a fascinating topic. Because while product-market fit isn’t any easier the second, third, […]
By David Terrar on November 17, 2014
Riding the Digital Enterprise Wave Your business model is under threat from what we call the Digital Enterprise Wave. Are you going to ride it or go under? The digital enterprise wave from David Terrar Take a look at these slides and let me explain how the business landscape is changing. It’s driven by significant […]
By Brian Sommer on November 14, 2014
Intacct’s user conference served as a coming of age event for this growing mid-market cloud accounting software vendor. New partnerships with Salesforce and American Express were announced, and industry analysts were invited to mix with a happy bunch of customers.
By Jason M. Lemkin on November 14, 2014
It’s getting there. The fourth and final part of the 1.0 version of the “Predictable Revenue Guide to Tripling Your Sales”, the SaaStr + Aaron Ross + SaaStr sequel to the original Predictable Revenue, is out today. You can download it
By Dion Hinchcliffe on November 12, 2014
The rich history of digital collaboration in the last 30 years has been a long and winding one. Fortunately, it’s also been a highly rewarding story that has led to literally historic advances in workforce productivity and efficiency for most organizations. Along the way, many of these advances have led to and made possible entirely […]
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By Dave Kellogg on November 11, 2014
I love metrics. I live for metrics. Every week and every quarter I drown my team in metrics reviews. Why? Because metrics are the instrumentation — the flight panel — of our business. Good metrics provide clear insights. They cut through politics, spin, and haze. They spark amazing debates. They help you understand your business […]