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The Fastest Growing Software Sectors in 2024

January 29

Make Hay When the Sun Shines : Liquidity in Startup Exits

January 7


Why Startup M&A in 2024 Will Rebound

December 20

The Impact of Anti-trust on M&A in Startupland

October 31

What Loom & Klaviyo Indicate about Exit Valuations

October 15

Cisco & Splunk Continue the Trend of SaaS Take Privates

September 21

How Will a Venture Capital Recovery Feel? Observations from 2008

August 7

What the New Relic Sale Means for SaaS

July 31

How Markets Value Software Companies in 2023

July 5

High-Flying SaaS Startups' Surge Won't Change the Valuations in Ventureland

May 22

The Implications of Increased Regulatory Scrutiny for Startup Acquisitions

February 26

The Most Acquisitive Acquihirers in Software

January 16

The Startup M&A Market Fell 94% Year over Year - But One Segment Thrives

January 5


What the $6B Coupa Acquisition Means for Software Startups

December 12

How Low Could Valuations Go?

October 13

Figma's 50x ARR Multiple & What it Means for Startup Fundraising

September 15

Growth is No Longer the Best Predictor of a Software Company's Value

August 10

Do PE Acquisitions of Public Startups Imply We've Hit a Pricing Bottom?

August 8

PE in VC in 22

July 19

10 Lessons Learned after $5B of M&A

February 17


The Velocity of Money in Startupland

July 30

The Figures that Will Move the Venture Capital Market in the Next 3-5 Years

June 6

The Missing Insight Around Software Multiples for Valuing Companies

January 11


The Supercharger Boosting Startupland Fundraising and Exits

November 20


The State of the Startup IPO Market

September 30

The SaaS Correction of Late 2019

September 16

Setting the Salesforce/Tableau Acquisition in Context

June 11

What a Valuation Implies About a Business

May 6

Viewing Valuation as a Discount of Future Value

April 4


Just Where Are SaaS Companies Priced After the 2018 Correction?

December 26

SAP Buys Qualtrics; 2018 Catapulted to $65B in $1B+ M&A Volume

November 11

Red Hat's Acquisition - A Triumph of Open Source

October 28

Three Observations About the Adobe/Marketo Acquisition

September 24

Does Winner Take Most in SaaS?

July 8

The Blockbuster Software M&A Market of 2018

June 12

Seven Strategic Rationales for the Microsoft/Github Acquisition

June 10

The 5 Forces Driving Startup Valuations Today

June 3

The Salesforce/Mulesoft Acquisition is a Bellwether for the 2018 M&A Market

March 20

Where are We in the SaaS Valuation Cycle?

March 18

Private Equity as an Exit Option for SaaS Startups

February 27


The Latent Purchasing Power in the SaaS Acquisition Market

November 8

Patterns in Startup M&A Processes

July 7

Why Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Matters for Startupland

June 19

The Bustling IPO Market of 2017

May 5

A Tale of Two Go To Market Strategies

April 24

When Should You Sell Your Startup?

March 23

The Narrowing of SaaS Valuations

March 1

The Biggest M&A Multiple in Software History

January 24


What is Your SaaS Startup Worth in an Acquisition?

December 7

How Big is a Typical Software Company Acquisition?

October 17

The Quirky M&A Environment for SaaS Companies in 2016

July 29

How Healthy is the SaaS IPO Market?

July 1

The Impact to Startups of the LinkedIn Acquisition

June 13

The Beginning of Consolidation in SaaS

June 2


The Biggest Buyers of Software Companies in 2016

November 30

2015 Software Startup IPOs and M&A - What Does the Data Imply for 2016?

November 9

At Some Point, You Have to Move Out of Your Parent's Basement

July 15

The Most Successful SaaS Sectors

July 8

Trends In Startup Acquisition Market in 2015

June 30

The Early Winners in the Consumer Hardware Wave

June 18

The Health of the SaaS IPO Market

May 28

Should You Take Cash or Stock to Sell Your Startup?

May 27

What an Acquisition of Salesforce Means for Startups

April 30

How Many Unicorns Sell Each Year?

April 14

Are SaaS Startups Today Worth More than Ten Years Ago?

April 5

Trends in the Startup Acquihire Market

March 5


The Concur Acquisition in Context: A SaaS MegaExit

December 14

Benchmarking Box's Updated S-1 - How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

December 11

The Acquisition Environment for Startups in 2015

December 10

Benchmarking New Relic's S-1 - How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

November 17

The Four Key Trends of the Startup Acquisition Market

October 14

Benchmarking Zendesk's S-1 - How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

September 3

Benchmarking Hubspot's S-1 - How 7 Key SaaS Metrics Stack Up

August 27

The Impact of a Startup's Location on its Acquisition Potential

August 25

Are Tech IPOs Dying?

August 15

How Much is Your Business Worth?

July 24

Trends in the Startup Acquisition Market

July 10

Why There's Never Been a Better Time to Found a SaaS Startup

March 11

Which Acquirer Pays the Most for Startups?

February 26

Three Important Trends in the Startup Exit Market

January 20

The Average Value of a Tech Company is Decreasing

January 16

How Healthy is the Public Technology Market?

January 6


The Characteristics of a Billion Dollar Consumer Hardware Startup

December 31

How Much Does It Cost to Take Your Startup Public?

December 10

The Typical Billion Dollar Startup Acquisition

December 9

How Much Cash Does Your Startup Need To Go Public?

November 18

The Single Biggest Determinant of Startup Valuations at IPO

November 5

The Relationship Between Margins and Acquisition Prices

February 26


Profitability and the IPO Market

September 10