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02.04.2019

How much will you own exit?

Snapchat cofounders Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy owned a combined 37% of Snapchat before it went public.  Mark Zuckerberg owned 21% of Facebook, Sergey Brin and Larry Page owned 31% of Google, and Reed Hastings owned 24% of NetFlix.  These……

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01.30.2019

SaaS companies spend 23% of revenue on R&D

Building out, maintaining, and upgrading a technology stack requires a constant commitment to developers and engineers, so what is an appropriate level of development or R&D expense for a successful SaaS business? We looked at 74 publicly traded SaaS businesses……

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01.28.2019

Strategic investors can hurt you

Often we hear founders get excited about strategic investors – corporations making venture investments – because the founders think the strategic investor will assist with the product roadmap, become a customer, intro the company to new customers, add credibility, and……

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