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04.18.2019

Avoiding lawsuits

As the list of sureties go, add ‘getting sued’ alongside death and taxes.  Unfortunately you can and will be sued for anything at any time.  It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  Below are the times……

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04.17.2019

SaaS valuations are strong

SaaS multiples look great and made a nice comeback from Q4 2018: of the 72 SaaS companies we follow, the average public SaaS business is trading at 10.51x revenue while the median is 8.94x.  Interestingly, the gap between the average……

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04.15.2019

Tell investors everything

If you’re not communicating with your investors regularly (at least monthly), you should be.  Here’s why:   The more info you share, the fewer questions you’ll answer.  I can attest to this personally.  At BSV we have a lot of……

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04.11.2019

A great VC story

eBoys by Randall Stross is a classic. It chronicles the early days of one of the finest venture funds ever: Benchmark. Below are some of the excerpts I found most valuable.    “When Benchmark invested $6.7mm in eBay in 1997,……

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04.10.2019

SMB focus is challenging

We’ve always believed there is a valuation discount for SaaS businesses that focus exclusively on SMB customers.  To see if this is true, we compared publicly traded SaaS companies that focus on SMB customers to those that focus on enterprise……

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