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Unlock Your SaaS Metrics with Visible & ProfitWell

Keeping tabs on your SaaS metrics, like subscription growth, MRR movements, churn rates, etc., is vital to continued growth and improvement. We are excited to announce our direct integration with ProfitWell to do just that. ProfitWell is a free tool that provides SaaS metrics insights, helps reduce churn and optimize pricing. Visualize your ProfitWell data directly in Visible, share it with your most important stakeholders, and combine it with other data sources to understand how your subscription growth is impacting your overall business. Our integration with ProfitWell allows you to sync 39 metrics to your Visible account (learn more about them here). Check out a few examples of different charts and data you can pull into Visible below: With ProfitWell, you can bring in all of your recurring revenue movements…

This Week in SaaS — May 31st, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. Bottom Up Pricing & Packaging: Let the User Journey Be Your Guide Jennifer Li, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, explains how SaaS companies can map the user journey to figure out product tiers and pricing. Read more The Best SaaS Founders Are (Somehow) Indefatigable Jason Lemkin, Founder of SaaStr, explains why founders sometimes leave successful companies in year 5. Read more A New Way To Tell if a Company Is Truly Product-Led Kyle Poyar of OpenView Ventures breaks down public financial data to demonstrate why the ratio between R&D and sales & marketing spend is…

This Week in Leadership — May 31st, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. The Startup Guide To Building Successful OKRs On the Visible Blog, we share a Google Sheet (and Update) template to help you easily track your objectives and key results. Read more What Workers Want Sarah Guo of Greylock discusses the evolving workplace and the future of the “hybrid-work model.” Read more Life’s Work: An Interview with Alex Honnold Eben Harrell interviews Alex Honnold, a professional climber, and chat about preparation and decision making. Read more

This Week in Fundraising — May 31st, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. How to Pitch a Series A Round (With Template) On the Visible Blog, we share tips for raising a series A along with common mistakes founders make when pitching investors. Read more The Inflationary Forces in Startupland Tomasz Tunguz, VC at Redpoint, studies seed and series A fundraising data to explain how “the game on the field has changed in the last year.” Read more Apply to GAN Accelerators GAN is a community of accelerators and startup studios in 100+ cities around the world. With one application, founders can apply to every program at…

This Week in Sales & Marketing — April 26th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. Why Every Founder Should Sell Before They Have a Product Egan Montgomery of High Alpha explains why founders should be selling before they have a product. Read more Weekly Sales Recap Update Template We share an Update template to help founders and sales leaders share their efforts and data on a weekly or monthly basis. Read more Step Up Your Sales Coaching Game — Dig Into The Numbers to Help Your Reps Level Up In an interview with First Round Review, Karen Rhorer shares how founders and sales leaders can leverage data to drive…

The Week in Board Management — April 26th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. Bolster’s Board Benchmark Study Bolster, an on-demand executive talent marketplace, just released a board benchmarking study analyzing the diversity, composition, and compensation of 250+ private company boards across 650+ individual directors.Read more Elizabeth Yin on Board Seats Elizabeth Yin, Founder of Hustle Fund, lays out advice for founders in the process of choosing their first board members. Read more When Do I Create a Board? Fred Wilson, Founder of Union Square Ventures, makes the case why startups should have boards from the day they are formed. Read more

This Week in Growth — April 26th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. There’s Only a Few Ways to Scale User Growth, and Here’s the List Andrew Chen, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, breaks down the 5 major ways mobile/web products can scale user growth. Read more Scaling Data: Data Informed to Data Driven to Data Led Crystal Widjaja, Partner/EIR at Reforge, explains why and how data can be a strategic lever for growth. Read more How SaaS Companies Can Best Leverage a Product-led Growth Strategy On the Visible Blog, we offer a guide to help you understand and determine if product led growth is right for your…

This Week in Metrics & Data — April 19th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. How Much is 20% More NDR Worth to Your SaaS Startup? Tomasz Tunguz, VC at Redpoint, studies the DataDog S-1 to show how changes in NDR can have a huge impact on ARR. Read more The Must Track Metrics for E-Commerce Companies (with Google Sheet Template) On the Visible Blog, we share a Google Sheet template filled with essential metrics for e-commerce startups. Read more What Customer Acquisition Cost Should You Aim For? Elizabeth Yin, General Partner at Hustle Fund, explains how founders (especially early-stage founders) should think about CAC. Read more

This Week in Fundraising — April 19th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. How VCs Think: The Psychology That Drives Investing Decisions Gigi Levy Weiss of NFX lays out pain points for VCs so founders can better understand how to raise capital. Read more My Framework for Evaluating Early-Stage Consumer Companies Gaby Goldberg of Bessemer Venture Partners shares the four-part framework she uses to evaluate potential investments. Read more 5 Strategies for Cold Emailing Potential Investors On the Visible Blog, we share 5 tips that will help ensure your next investor cold email is a success. Read more

This Week in Hiring — April 19th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. How to Build a Great Team, One Interview at a Time Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Venture Partners shares how to hire and interview for 3 important traits: (1) Technical skills, (2) The ability to perform at a high level, and (3) Cultural fit. Read more The CEO’s Guide to Hiring Executives Steve Melia, Talent Partner at OpenView Labs, shares “how to widen your talent pool, identify sneaky red flags founders commonly overlook, and foster a more diverse C-suite.” Read more Leadership Matters Fred Wilson, Founder of Union Square Ventures, uses an example from the New York Knicks…

This Week in Sales & Marketing — April 12th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. Covid’s Impact on Software Sales Efficiency Tomasz Tunguz, VC at Redpoint, studies the impact that Covid has had on sales efficiency for SaaS companies. Read more Why Should I Buy Yours vs. Theirs? Jason Fried, Founder of Basecamp, makes the case why you should encourage potential customers to “try a few things so they can get direct experience.” Read more The Biggest Sales Mistake I Made. And I Made It Again and Again. Jason Lemkin, Founder of SaaStr, explains why he should have been more patient with sales during his time as a CEO. Read more

This Week in Fundraising — April 12th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. The B2B Marketplace Funding Napkin 2021 Julia Morrongiello of Point Nine Capital surveys marketplace investors and founders to benchmark what it takes to raise a Seed, Series A, and Series B round. Read more 5 Signs It’s Time to Raise Venture Capital for Your B2B SaaS Company Emily Brungard of High Alpha shares 5 guidelines to help determine if venture capital is right for your business. Read more Visible Connect: Debut Funds from February and March Using Visible Connect, we highlight the new VC funds that were raised in February and March. (P.S. you can add them directly to your…

This Week in Company Culture — April 12th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. V2MOM: Salesforce’s Secret & Why it Works On the Visible Blog, we break down the V2MOM framework (made famous by Marc Benioff) and share a template to create and share your first V2MOM. Read more What are Your Rules? Max Yoder, Founder of Lessonly, makes the case why everyone should clarify more rules. Read more How to Build, Maintain and Scale a Strong Culture—According to Kristin Graham On the OpenView Labs Podcast, Kristin Graham of Amazon explains how startup leaders can define and scale a strong culture. Read more    

This Week in Investor Updates — April 12th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. Leveraging investors, how I keep them aligned and engaged. Issac Elnekave, CEO at 1Question, shares how he uses investor updates to leverage his existing investors. Read more. Twitter Thread on Investor Update Templates In a Twitter thread by Ben Barbersmith, founders and investors reply back with their favorite investor update templates. Read more.

This Week in Leadership — April 5th, 2021

The following were featured in the Visible Weekly — our weekly newsletter. We search the web for the best tips to help founders move forward, then deliver them to thousands of inboxes every week. Subscribe here. This week, we share a list of 10 resources to sharpen your leadership skills and a template to help your team track and share their OKRs.  The Startup Guide To Building Successful OKRs (Examples Included) On the Visible Blog we share a Google Sheet (and Update) template to help you easily track your objectives and key results. Read more Would You Work for This Person? Tomasz Tunguz, VC at Redpoint Ventures, explains how different types of leaders can achieve sensational success. Read more 10 Resources to Develop Your Leadership Skills On the Visible Blog, we…

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