Top VCs, founders share how to build a successful SaaS company

Top VCs, founders share how to build a successful SaaS company

Build a great executive team, seek out repeatable use cases Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, we hosted a panel on the Extra Crunch stage on “How to build a billion-dollar SaaS company.” A better title probably would have been “How to build a successful SaaS company.” We Read more…

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel

83North has closed its fifth fund, completing an oversubscribed $300 million raise and bringing its total capital under management to $1.1BN+. The VC firm, which spun out from Silicon Valley giant Greylock Partners in 2015 — and invests in startups in Europe and Israel, out of offices in London and Read more…

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million of new investment as it looks to court more clients in overseas markets. The additional $4.5 million tranche of investment was led by U.S.-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, the startup Read more…

T2D3 Software Update: Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

T2D3 Software Update: Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey

Neeraj Agrawal Contributor More posts by this contributor Build bridges instead of walls The SaaS Success Database It’s been four years since TechCrunch published my blog post The SaaS Adventure, which introduced the concept of a “T2D3” roadmap to help SaaS companies scale — and, as an aside, explored how Read more…

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?

A chat with Dropbox VP of Product Adam Nash and CTO Quentin Clark Greg Kumparak @grg / 7 hours According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and Read more…

Europe shows the way in online privacy

Europe shows the way in online privacy

U.S. antitrust actions and privacy regulation create opportunities for privacy-first innovation Alastair Mitchell 7 hours Alastair Mitchell Contributor Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and the fund’s B2B sales, marketing and SaaS expert. Ali also focuses on helping US companies scale into Europe and vice Read more…

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India’s Darwinbox raises $15M to bring its HR tech platform to more Asian markets

An Indian SaaS startup, which is increasingly courting clients from outside of the country, just raised a significant amount of capital to expand its business. Hyderabad-based Darwinbox, which operates a cloud-based human resource management platform, said on Thursday it has raised $15 million in a new financing round. The Series Read more…

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ZenBusiness raises $10m to help founders launch and grow “worry-free”

There are two sides to starting a new business. On one side, entrepreneurs need creativity, imagination — a dream, essentially — to find, build, and market a new product to users and consumers. But on the other side, they have to deal with the regulatory state and all the minutia Read more…

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ZenBusiness raises $15m to help founders launch and grow “worry-free”

There are two sides to starting a new business. On one side, entrepreneurs need creativity, imagination — a dream, essentially — to find, build, and market a new product to users and consumers. But on the other side, they have to deal with the regulatory state and all the minutia Read more…