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Monday, December 11, 2017

Deals

Thoma Bravo-Backed Riskonnect Acquires Aruvio

Riskonnect, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has acquired Aruvio, a California-based provider of cloud-based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. Atlanta, GA-based Riskonnect,...

Funds

Growth Capital Is All the Rage, Venture Capital Goes Out of...

A recent study by Probitas Partners surveyed 98 institutional investors in efforts to uncover changing private equity industry trends between 2007 and 2018. In 2017, the top five private equity sectors garnering attention from institutional investors were U.S. middle-market buyouts, with 49% of institutional investors targeting the sector, followed by European middle-market buyouts at 42%, U.S. venture capital at 34%, distressed debt at 30% and Asian funds at 25%...

People

The Rising Importance of the CRO Role at SaaS Companies

The rise of the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at SaaS companies and startups has significantly boosted efficiency and sales results, maximizing investor returns in the process...

Features

Industry Snapshot: The Industrial IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the technology industry as it facilitates communication between billions of connected devices and the cloud. While the...

Popular Articles

Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS

The SaaS Report is pleased to announce 2017’s list of Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS. These accomplished executives are some of the most...

The SaaS Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2017

The SaaS Report is pleased to announce this year's list of Top 50 SaaS CEOs. These CEOs were selected based on five primary factors...

The SaaS Industry [An Overview]

OVERVIEW The rise of the SaaS industry has continued to captivate the business community at large given the impressive growth rate it has sustained over...

Can Any Other Software Private Equity Firm Hold a Candle to Vista Equity?

Vista Equity Partners, a middle-market Austin-based private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology companies, was years ahead of its peers executing its now famous 'playbook' for nearly a decade before others caught on. Now they're on to a new strategy, one in which their competitive advantage is likely to last a whole lot longer...

Why Adam Miller, CEO of $2.4 Billion Cornerstone OnDemand, Might Just Be The Coolest...

Before cloud computing was called cloud computing, Adam Miller, the President and CEO of now multi-billion-dollar enterprise software provider Cornerstone On Demand, founded the company in his one-bedroom apartment...

Jennifer Tejada: Behind One of the Most Powerful Women in the SaaS Space

Jennifer Tejada is the Chief Executive Officer of PagerDuty, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company which provides software intended to help its customers manage digital operations and quickly resolve incidents. She is a star figure in the SaaS world, and in Silicon Valley at large, bringing with her about two decades’ worth of experience in leading software companies as both a board director and a C-suite level executive...

Marketo CEO Steve Lucas: The Engagement Economy Will Replace the Outdated CRM Model

Steve Lucas is the Chief Executive Officer of San Mateo, Calif.-based Marketo, Inc., a Vista Equity Partners-backed provider of marketing software solutions. Prior to joining Marketo in November 2016, Lucas had a long run in the enterprise software space, with a breadth of experience leading multi-billion dollar businesses within...

Major SaaS Trends in 2017

As cloud computing turns the traditional tech industry on its head, a growing number of businesses are adopting SaaS models. A recent IDC forecast estimates cloud spending to boom almost 25% in 2017 to over $122 billion, seven times faster than the rest of the IT space...

The Incomparable Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay and Pioneer of the Social Business App...

Clara Shih is a thought leader, author, founder and Chief Executive Officer of social enterprise company Hearsay Social. When the Chinese immigrant landed in Chicago, she became accustomed to sticking out in a homogeneous group...

5 Tips for Leading in a Multi-generational Workplace

By Kirsten Helvey, Chief Operating Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand Providing effective feedback is one of the most challenging aspects of managing people. But it is...