The guide to great metrics: Product-led principles
Metrics alone don’t help you build a business. They can help you set targets, but they do little to help you hit those targets.
Staffbase raises $115M at a $1.1B valuation to help internal comms teams get their message across
The COVID-19 pandemic, with its by-product of social distancing to help reduce the spread of infection, led to many organizations working in a far more distributed way than they had in the past, and t
A rough draft of the teetering startup landscape heading into Q2
We're no longer in startup Kansas, y'all. If current conditions hold, we're going to see some startups struggle this year. Maybe even a lot of them.
Asana’s new workflow tools help companies coordinate work across teams
Asana has always been about helping teams coordinate projects, but for the most part throughout the history of the company that has involved providing individual teams with the tools to manage a parti
How to be one of the ‘haves’ of SaaS
The flow of capital in SaaS is becoming increasingly bifurcated. There are the "haves" (public companies with revenue growth of over 30%) and the "have nots" (everyone else) of B2B software.
AWS just can’t catch a break
For the third time this month, AWS today suffered an outage in one of its data centers. This morning, a power outage in its US-EAST-1 region affected services like Slack, Asana, Epic Games and others.
Workiz raises $40M on a surge of interest for productivity tools aimed at home service teams
We may hear a lot about how big businesses are undergoing digital transformation, but the trend isn’t exclusively limited to them, and today a startup that’s building better productivity t
Conductor raises $150M at a $525M valuation to build out its search-based, organic marketing technology
Conductor — a marketing technology company that was snapped up by WeWork at the height of the latter company’s expansion ambitions, only then to buy itself out in the wake of WeWork’
ClickUp raises $400M at a $4B valuation to expand its all-in-one workplace productivity platform to Europe
Companies like Slack and Asana stormed into the world of tech to steal a march on incumbents like Microsoft in providing a new wave of point solutions to make it easier for workers respectively to cha
New Relic acquires CodeStream to provide chat in developer environments, inks Microsoft IDE partnership
New Relic, the observability platform, has made an acquisition and is launching a new service on the back of it to bring a new dimension into bigger strategy to bring developers and operations closer
Mission-driven ventures are growing fast during the pandemic
You’ve heard of SPACs, meme stocks and buy now, pay later, but have you heard of the LTSE, First Women's Bank and Upsolve?
Can direct listings really fix the IPO pricing problem?
Even if you are tired of IPOs, the direct listings from Amplitude and Warby Parker warrant your attention.
Could Claap, an asynchronous video meetings platform, end the tyranny of Zoom calls?
Because of the pandemic, we’re all a lot more familiar with remote working than we used to be, whether we like it or not. But the remote tools of the pre-pandemic era — Slack, Trello, Zoom, As
Almanac is building a faster doc editor for the remote work era
Few things have captured Silicon Valley-based investors’ attention in recent years quite like the quest to back the successor(s) to Google Docs. The estimable and entrenched productivity suite h
Gatheround raises millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg and Stripe’s COO to help remote workers connect
Remote work is no longer a new topic, as much of the world has now been doing it for a year or more because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies — big and small — have had to react in myria
Co-founded by a leader of SpaceX’s missions operations, Epsilon3 wants to be the OS for space launches
Laura Crabtree spent a good chunk of her childhood watching rocket launches on television, and her entire professional career launching rockets, first at Northrup Grumman and then at SpaceX. Now, the
ClickUp CEO talks hiring, raising and scaling in the white-hot productivity space
Few young software companies have had as great a year as San Diego-based ClickUp. The company, which makes business productivity tools for task management, goals and docs, raised its first bit of outs
Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value
Competitive advantage will go to the players who understand what truly motivates their customers and connect their pricing to that engine.
3 new $100M ARR club members and a call for the next generation of growth-stage startups
Time flies. It was nearly a year ago that The Exchange started keeping tabs on startups that managed to reach $100 million in annual recurring revenue, or ARR. Our goal was to determine which unicorns
Developer productivity tools startup Raycast raises $2.7M from Accel
Workplace SaaS tools for teams have seen rocket ship growth in the past several years, and that adoption has given rise to a host of software tools geared toward improving individual productivity. Man