Ed Sim - Issue #5

Scaling Startups

How much do public SaaS companies charge their customers? – Medium

great overview - dont have to be over $100k contract size to be worth a ton

Contract sizes are one of the most important inputs into a SaaS company — the dollars that can be extracted per customer is critical to success. Is the annual price customers pay large enough to…


Why the next great SaaS company will look nothing like Salesforce | TechCrunch

great post - we call this the glue layer for SaaS

Integration companies, while not glamorous, can build market power by positioning themselves at the center of an ecosystem and creating an “ecosystem..


Infrastructure and Dev

GitLab Likely Dropped Microsoft Azure Cloud to Build Its Own Storage

moving to bare metals for certain defined tasks can improve performance and reduce cost

GitLab, a popular software development site, has apparently dumped Microsoft Azure cloud-based storage to build its own.



Salesforce quarterly earnings report for the third quarter (Q3)

Salesforce keeping momentum up while Cisco earnings are on pause

Amid better-than-expected earnings, Salesforce.com is closing in on the finish line in a race with rival Oracle.


boldstart Portfolio News

Boldstart Ventures locks down $47 million for fund three | TechCrunch

super excited about our new fund for enterprise and first check

Boldstart Ventures started off with $1 million in 2010 as a kind of experiment. Could a New York-based outfit find enough seed-stage, enterprise-focused,..


our journey to an oversubscribed fund iii for first check enterprise

This is a story about starting an enterprise seed fund called Boldstart in 2010 and our journey in enterprise since 1996. Despite our firm…Continue reading on boldstart ventures »


Kustomer: A CRM Platform Actually For Customers | PYMNTS.com

Kustomer launch!

Customer service doesn’t have to be so impersonal. Especially if Brad Birnbaum, cofounder and CEO of CRM platform Kustomer, has anything to do with it.


By Ed Sim

Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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