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Why GoToMeeting’s SaaS Playbook Wouldn’t Work Today

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During the early 2000’s, my team grew the company to one of the largest SaaS businesses of its day, with sales of $70 million. Don’t despair.

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3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals

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Overall, according to Gartner, the SaaS market will top $22 billion by 2015. This is where SaaS gets sexy. Time to market.

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SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels.

Four Innovative SaaS To Get Excited About

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SaaS – or Software as a Service – platforms are all the rage. RelinkLabs is a pioneering HR SaaS tool based in Scandinavia.

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SaaS Subcriptions Are Great – TranSaaSional Pricing Is Better

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hybrid of the SaaS model is emerging. It combines transaction pricing with a standard SaaS subscription price. Give First, Then Take.

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Corent Boosts Funding For SaaS Tools

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Corent CEO Feyzi Fatehi confirmed the round, saying that the firm is seeing lots of traction from firms looking to "SaaS"-ify their software.

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BlackLine Software Prices IPO

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Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting and financial close software, has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it will sell 8,600,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 per share. saas software accounting acquisition merger blacklineearlier this week. and J.P. READ MORE>>.

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

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San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyThe funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Backs Ravello For Virtualization Software

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in virtualization software developer Ravello Systems , Ravello said this morning, as part of a $28M funding round. Ravello is developing software which allows VMware virtual machines to run under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ravello is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.

Evisions Buys Education Software Firm

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Irvine-based Evisions , a developer of software for higher education institutions, said this morning that it has acquired Cayuse , a developer of web-based software for grant proposal development. cayuse evisions merger acquisition higher education grant saas softwareFinancial details of the deal were not announced.

ServiceTitan Scores $18M For Home Services Management Software

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , a developer of cloud-based software used by home services business management, has raised $18M in a Series A funding round. servicetitan venture capital home services management cloud saas hvac operationsServiceTitan said the funding round values the company at $100M. READ MORE>>.

Mavenlink Raises $39M From Goldman Sachs

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Irvine-based software developer Mavenlink announced this morning that it has raised $39M in a funding round from Goldman Sachs, as part of a Series D funding round. Mavenlink develops software used for work planning, managing projects, and financials, and working with and managing teams. READ MORE>>.

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Quest Software Backs Middleware Developer

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the developer of enterprise software tools, has backed a maker of SOA middleware. According to WSO2 , a Silicon Valley-based developer of middleware software, it raised $6.5M in a growth funding round, led by Quest. WSO2 develops cloud-enabled middleware software used by enterprises.

Above the Cloud with Dave Linthicum | Shifting Perspectives on SaaS and Enterprise IT

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Join us for a special evening with InfoWorld’s  Dave Linthicum  as he delves into global enterprise software trends with some of LA’s most successful SaaS and cloud computing companies. Featuring panelists from  SOA Software ,  Edgecast  and  Bitium , we’ll discuss: Top priorities and challenges for today’s CIO. PANELISTS.

MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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MindBody's software-as-a-service handles business management, merchant account processing, mobile, and other aspects for its clients.

SaaS Funding Targets Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels.

Why SaaS is Exploding: A whitepaper

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Dave Key and Technology Council of Southern California Virtually everyone agrees the SaaS market is growing incredibly quickly; Gartner predicted cloud growth would be 21% in 2011. IDC predicts SaaS growth at 25.3% saas cloud cloud strategies Dave Key report SaaS softwareCAGR through 2014.

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. advertising leads saas capital venture petterson software affiliate marketing radius impactThe funding came from Silversmith Capital partners. READ MORE>>.

RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software

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The firm has linked with fellow Santa Barbara cloud computing firm Eucaalyptus, as well as private cloud provider Cloud.com to offer up the software. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptusREAD MORE>>.

Why SaaS is Exploding: A whitepaper

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Dave Key and Technology Council of Southern California Virtually everyone agrees the SaaS market is growing incredibly quickly; Gartner predicted cloud growth would be 21% in 2011. IDC predicts SaaS growth at 25.3% saas cloud cloud strategies Dave Key report SaaS softwareCAGR through 2014.

Shopatron Updates Ecommerce Software

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops e-commerce software for retailers, said today that it has made a major upgrade to its software. shopatron ecommerce software saasThe firm said that Shopatron 3.0 provides an upgraded customer experience, targeted at increasing sales for its customers. READ MORE>>.

SOA Software Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets.

BlackLine Soars In IPO Debut

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Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting close software, soared in its IPO debut on Friday, and was trading up more than 45 percent in morning trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. blackline systems merger acquisition finance accounting software saas close financial fintechREAD MORE>>.

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Eslambolchi, who had served as a LonoCloud advisor and CEO, told Caldwell he had an idea for a cybersecurity startup that would use analytic software and machine learning technology to monitor the data flowing in and out of networks for anything that looks out of the ordinary. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ashton Kutcher, Sound Ventures Back Gigster In $10M Funding

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Ashton Kutcher and his Los Angeles-based venture firm, Sound Ventures , are one of the backers of a new startup which says it can offer up on-demand, software development and design services. saas celebrity kutcher ashton design development software ondemand capital venture gigsterREAD MORE>>.

CrowdStrike Raises $100M From Google, Others

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Irvine-based CrowdStrike , the developer of security software led by George Kurtz, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series C financing round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Rackspace, Accel, and Warburg Pincus. The company says it has now raised $156M in funding for its software. READ MORE>>.

Chrome River: Building An Enterprise Software Leader In LA, with Dave Terry

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A few weeks ago, Los Angeles-based enterprise expense reporting software maker Chrome River (www.chromeriver.com) took a significant venture funding round--worth $100M--to help expand the company's growth in the enterprise software market. What does Chrome River's software do? Dave Terry: We've been very fortune. Thanks!

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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Proficio, founded in Irvine, CA, in 2010, specializes in network monitoring, intruder detection, and cyber-attack response services—saving companies the cost of acquiring sophisticated cybersecurity software and running their own cybersecurity operations center. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Monet Software Gets Debt Financing

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Los Angeles-based Monet Software , a developer of workforce management software for managing call centers, has raised a round of debt financing. According to Agility Capital, the debt facility will go towards working capital at Monet Software. monet software venture capital debt financing workforce management saas call center

CrownPeak Rolls Out Major CMS Software Upgrade

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Los Angeles-based CrownPeak , the developer of software-as-a-service, web content management tools headed by Jim Howard, said today that it has rolled out a major upgrade to its platform. crownpeak saas content management tool softwareREAD MORE>>.

LiveTime Software Gets Debt Funding

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Newport Beach-based LiveTime Software , a provider of Web 2.0 service desk software, has raised a round of debt funding, according to funding provider Agility Capital. LiveTime provides ITIL service management and help desk software via software-as-a-service. Financial details of the debt funding were not disclosed.

Bitium Raises $2.4M

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Bitium said it is developing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) operating system, offering up everything from authentication and authorization of cloud-based software to features like consolidated messaging for apps. Gustavson was similarly involved at 5 Desks, One Cloud, Fastpoint, and SOA Software. READ MORE>>.

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Interview: Mark Faggiano On TaxJar's Sales Tax Savvy Software

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Mark Faggiano is the CEO and founder of the company, and spoke to us about what the big deal is about sales tax software compliance. Thanks!

Servoy Upgrades SaaS Software

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Thousand Oaks-based Servoy , a developer of software for developing software-as-a-service applications, said Monday that it has upgraded its namesake platform. Tags: development saas software servoy

Kareo Raises $10M For Medical Billing Software

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Irvine-based Kareo , a developer of cloud-based practice management and medical billing software, announced today that it has raised $10M in an equity investment round. kareo venture capital saas cloud practice management healthcare medical billing physician office smallREAD MORE>>.

ServiceNow Launches Its Own Venture Investment Arm, ServiceNow Ventures

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ServiceNow , the developer of service management software led by Frank Slootman--and which started in San Diego--has launched its own venture capital arm, ServiceNow Ventures. servicenow venture capital investment finance startup entrepreneur group software saas services managementREAD MORE>>.

SaaS/Software Revenue Workshop

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 -- SaaS/Software Revenue Workshop. If you are a Software, Cloud-Computing or technology company and want to grow your revenue predictably and profitably, you should attend our 5 hour Revenue Acceleration Workshop. SDSIC. See [link] (more

Nimble Links Contact Records, Web Pages

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Nimble , the developer of web-based, contact management software, said Thursday that it has enhanced its software to allow users to link any web page to contact records in the product. The firm has been looking to bring contact management into the web-based, social age with its software. nimble contact management software saas

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Replicated Gets $5M

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Los Angeles-based Replicated , a company that uses container technology to encapsulate software-as-a-service applications into on-premise runnable instances, has raised $5M in a Series A, according to the company. replicated venture capital container software saas enterpriseREAD MORE>>.

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