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AI is going to save software companies’ dreams of growth

It appears emerging price points for AI-powered software products will boost the total addressable market for technology products and help reaccelerate growth at tech companies big and small.

Medium news, startups: If you start generating cash, you can sell for 4x ARR

Everbridge's deal shows that startups shouldn't expect their valuations to be salvaged that much by cash generation if their growth is all but zero.

Why there’s no clear winning pricing strategy in B2B SaaS

New data from Maxio indicates that both consumption and subscription pricing have their advantages when it comes to growth, but not at the same time.

VCs are not done betting on fintech

Which startups are drawing the most praise from venture folks? A new list compiled by GGV US provides some hints.

AI startups’ margin profile could ding their long-term worth

Despite all the enthusiasm, there's a niggling detail that deserves our attention: AI startups often have worse economics than most software startups.

Jeff Lawson’s legacy at Twilio is about more than a few rough quarters

When we consider Lawson's tenure, the bulk of the company's life so far is far more telling of the real story than the past few quarters.

VCs are optimistic that AI investing will move beyond the hype in 2024

Investors are hoping for more enterprise adoption and vertical AI solutions this year as the AI startup market starts to grow up.

The TechCrunch+ surveys you need to read ahead of 2024

There was a lot to talk about this year, and investors and founders sure did share their thoughts freely with us in our surveys.

From graphic design to visual workflows, Canva’s new AI core is changing its business

With Canva, generative AI hits different. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a better technology to boost Canva’s user growth and revenue generation.

Is business software too cheap?

The software market isn't exactly suffering, so why are some enterprise software vendors trading so cheaply? The answer is more obvious than you'd think.

Good news, startups: Q3 software results are changing the tech narrative

New data from Salesforce, Zuora, Okta, Nutanix and Snowflake makes it plain that several tech sectors are doing better than a lot of people expected.

What to look out for in this week’s deluge of SaaS earnings reports

Here's a rundown of the key names reporting third-quarter results this week and what we might learn from them.

More than a year later, the $20B Adobe-Figma deal is still stuck in regulatory limbo

More than a year after Adobe announced it was acquiring Figma for $20 billion, the deal remains stuck in regulatory limbo.

Big Tech’s massive ad businesses are getting a boost from AI

As the American economy posts impressive growth, we take a look at how much money Big Tech companies raked in from advertising in Q3.

Capturing spread is a powerful but less understood business model available for some startups

The product needs to be great, but without sales, the business doesn't generate those nosebleed valuations.

SaaS follow-on rounds see a slowdown, but it won’t last forever

The exit market for SaaS dried up in the second half of 2022, which saw the lowest exit activity since 2016.

AgentSync raises $50M more in a massive Series B extension

Insurtech has had a rocky few years. Several startups in the space raised a lot of money and tried their luck on the public markets, but found that investors were unwilling to grant them valuations on

AI is finally resulting in real growth for Big Tech

Generative AI technologies are being suffused into a host of applications, and the financial results of all that investment are starting to show up.

Why decided to build its new database instead of buying one

When faced the classic build vs. buy dilemma for a new database, it decided to build one, but with a decided twist.

A warning to software founders developing apps with lean teams and open source code

As users of open source, we have a responsibility to ensure it is properly vetted, managed, and maintained within the software it composes.
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