Understand the risks of funding your company with deferred revenue

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

Cities get smarter with apps like Waze and Instagram

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

As AppDynamics and MuleSoft hit big, investments pour into enterprise startups at record rate

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

Nuna—Kleiner funded startup builds “historic” Medicaid database

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

AppDynamics files for its IPO: Can a hugely unprofitable unicorn make it through the public company screen?

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?