Why more startups are getting compliant
Becoming and staying compliant can be a pain for startups, but several well-funded companies are hoping to help make it both easier and more meaningful.
Does usage-based pricing call for a new growth infrastructure stack?
"It's not either usage-based or subscription pricing,” VC firm OpenView wrote in its second State of Usage-Based Pricing report. These hybrid approaches call for new tools, but which ones?
Usage-based pricing is rising, but not replacing other models
Today we're unpacking OpenView's second State of Usage-Based Pricing report.
Freemium or free trials: Why not both?
As more SaaS companies adopt product-led growth, startup founders are often faced with a pricing model dilemma.
What’s the right NDR target for SaaS startups?
Net dollar retention matters, and investors, focused on more efficient growth than last year, are likely putting more emphasis on the metric.
New data shows how SaaS founders have been dealing with whiplash from public markets
OpenView's 2022 SaaS benchmarks report comes from an annual survey of SaaS companies, with 660 global respondents. The mood has changed since its 2021 report.
It’s not just you: The freemium bar is shifting
Here's another sign of the times: Free tiers are becoming less generous.
The rise of API-first companies, in fintech and beyond
It's not just in fintech that API solutions are on the rise — and helping solve a great range of problems.
Postscript takes in $65M so Shopify merchants can send more personalized texts to customers
Black Friday is typically a big SMS day, but Memorial Day was the company’s largest SMS sending day this year with between 30 and 40 million texts sent.
As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty
The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.
Kintent aims to automate away enterprise compliance tasks
Kintent, a startup providing enterprise compliance and security solutions, today announced that it raised $18 million in a Series A round led by OpenView with participation from Tola Capital at a $64
SaaS in 2021: How prodigious growth changed the startup landscape permanently
Learn more about OpenView's annual Financial & Operating Benchmarks report, which looks into numbers and best practices behind top of class SaaS performance.
MLOps startup Comet nabs $50M Series B just six months after raising its A
As machine learning becomes a more integral part of running businesses, the model-building process still requires iteration and experimentation. Comet has created an entire platform to get models from
Should your company be using a flexible pricing model?
It's fair to say that this week's top story is located at the crossroads of growth marketing and software development.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Holiday marketing tips, low-cost NFTs, SaaS sprawl study
Cargo ships are stacked up outside ports, and empty shipping containers are in short supply, as are the truck drivers who would take them to market. This is not the time for doing business as usual.
Why more SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based pricing
Has usage-based pricing gone mainstream? Out of nearly 600 SaaS companies surveyed, 45% said they are using this flexible pricing model, up from 34% in 2020.
Timing your bootstrap with Calendly’s Tope Awotona and OpenView’s Blake Bartlett at TC Early Stage
Once the path less traveled, bootstrapping today has become a much more viable and common approach to building a startup. By not taking venture capital dollars early, bootstrapping can force founders
OpenView Venture Partners raises $450M for sixth fund, its largest to date
This morning OpenView Venture Partners announced that it has closed $450 million for its new, sixth fund. The capital pool is its largest to date, coming in at roughly 50% larger than its preceding fu
Melbourne-based CI/CD platform Buildkite gets $28 million AUD Series A led by OpenView
Buildkite, a Melbourne-based company that provides a hybrid continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform for software developers, announced today that it has raised AUD $28 million
Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B
Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius has raised $20 million in its second round of funding this year. Venture capital firm OpenView led the Series B, joining existing investors in bringing $