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A chat with Mike McDerment, CEO of FreshBooks, the cloud-based accounting solution that helps millions of users collect tens of billions of dollars every year. (sponsored)
Participants in the round include Accomplice, Export Development Canada, and angel investors like Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke, former SalesForce VP Avanish Sahai, and former LinkedIn VP Ellen Levy.
The most successful companies build great user-focused products and nail two types of virality: intra-company expansion and inter-company distribution.
Elliott Garms explains how building a strong team with the right domain knowledge helped his recruiting tool hit $18,000/mo in its first year.
As you can guess, there are a bunch of SaaS companies on the list.
According to the handy folks at CB Insights, about 40% of the companies that raise a seed round go on to raise an A. Just over 1/2 of the A-funded companies raise a B.
Users can now search for and buy SaaS directly from AWS Marketplace Vendors without monthly fees or subscriptions costs.
To help IT make the mental shift, the cloud industry uses analogs to the datacenter’s divisions—but ultimately they’ll merge into simply ‘services’.