Venture capital data in 2018
We received a presentation the NVCA made recently that reviewed the venture capital market in 2018. It’s a great presentation and the NVCA is the authority: NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. One of my……Read More
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……Read More
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……Read More
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……Read More