For a business, having a strong board of advisors is critical. This rule applies to new founders and seasoned ones. There are a few considerations when identifying your advisory board.
This article first appeared as a LinkedIn post. A few days ago, I wrote about the need for Indian SaaS companies to get into the mindset of judicious hiring. SaaS startups saw the highest number of job cuts in 2023, which was widely reported. You sometimes hear of a metric called ARR/FTE as a metric to track and maintain efficiency […]
As Capillary turns 15, I am reminded of a story from my childhood. This story is over 2,000 years old but it resonates with me every day. When the water in the pond began to diminish, the frogs that lived in it had two choices. Stay in familiar waters and wait for the rain, or […]
Over the past few years, the world is going through an interesting time. Business models have been challenged, the way we think about growth is changing and that means the way we build our companies has to evolve as well. Recently, we’ve seen a few interesting community-led companies bloom. Hubspot, Figma, and Duolingo are three […]
Disprz raised a bridge round of funding in January this year to go to the next level of scaling its AI-powered learning management and upskilling platform for enterprises. This will bring new challenges in hiring and internationalization. But for CEO and co-founder Subramanian Viswanathan, the inflection point for hiring came between 2019 and 2020, when […]
SaaSBoomi Caravan kicked off this week, starting with a CIO Panel discussion on September 20th with leading SaaS CIOs from the valley. Carter Busse from Workato, Eric Tan from Coupa, Klarissa Marenitch from Hippo Insurance, and Prasad Ramakrishnan from Freshworks offered an insider perspective on their experiences of buying and using SaaS products, plus some […]
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Numbers in their absolute form are just meaningless digits. But, when sliced and diced with context, they can tell stories of growth, slowdown, success, misfires, efficiencies, challenges, and whatnot. Coming from a consulting background, Siva Rajamani is someone who has lived most of his career with numbers. He is currently the Co-founder and CEO of […]
This is a piece based on SaaSBoomi’s trip to the valley. The learnings here are extracted from seven roundtables, a few walks, countless orders of beer, wine, and coffee, and one-on-one conversations with the most ambitious founders in the world. For part one of this piece, click here. When Sunil Thomas moved to the US to set up CleverTap in […]
Employee Stock Option Plans or ESOPs as they’re more commonly known, are employee benefit plans which offer employees a stake in the entity. These plans are just options that could be purchased by the employees at a specified price before a deadline. There are defined rules and regulations laid out in the law that employers […]