SaaS businesses can harness a recurring subscription model to establish and maintain a stable revenue profile and fund their growth. SaaS companies often require annual agreements with upfront payments, resulting in more deferred revenue that management and investors like. Management teams frequently fail Continue reading Understand the risks of funding your company with deferred revenue
In just the past few years, mayors and other officials in cities across the country have begun to draw on the reams of data at their disposal—about income, burglaries, traffic, fires, illnesses, parking citations and more—to tackle many of the Continue reading Cities get smarter with apps like Waze and Instagram
Following 4 straight quarters of decreasing investment, investors poured a record-breaking $5 billion dollars into enterprise technology startups in the first quarter of 2017 alone – a nearly 80 percent increase from the previous quarter – across a record number Continue reading As AppDynamics and MuleSoft hit big, investments pour into enterprise startups at record rate
Hackers — in case anyone was still left wondering — are not going anywhere anytime soon. The environment is simply too rich with targets. And given the tens of billions of IoT devices expected to be logging on — and Continue reading MagicCube—protecting IoT devices from cybercriminals
Introducing former Googler Jini Kim’s San Francisco start-up, Nuna, that has worked with the federal government to build a cloud-computing database of the nation’s 74 million Medicaid patients and their treatment. Andrew M. Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, described the Continue reading Nuna—Kleiner funded startup builds “historic” Medicaid database
Filing as the year comes to a close, AppDynamics dropped its S-1 yesterday. The company’s offering is the very sort of deal that Silicon Valley needs: A venture-backed unicorn exit. AppDynamics offers a business and application performance monitoring platform. Prior to its public debut, Continue reading AppDynamics files for its IPO: Can a hugely unprofitable unicorn make it through the public company screen?
Today, companies in almost every industry are generating another valuable byproduct: data. Seemingly mundane accounting systems and customer databases now yield the raw materials that can be transformed into lucrative new services. But too few companies are capitalizing on the Continue reading Got data? Sell it!