The Software Equity Group has published their third quarter 2019 SaaS M&A update. It includes information about transaction volume, valuation multiples, and a host of other topics
It seems like an obvious thing — why wouldn’t product managers want to do customer interviews at user conferences? The simple answer is that most teams do not take the time and effort to plan an effective customer interview program at their user conferences. Product managers receive a lot of feedback during user conferences. Unfortunately the feedback is scattered, not well structured, or consistently documented. The usual result is a set of anecdotes collected from a small subset of customers. It is hard to turn feedback can into actionable intelligence. Product managers should do customer interviews in a structured process at user conferences.
A recent report by Alix Partners highlighted a surprising number of disconnects between CFOs and their private equity sponsors. The results are interesting, but not too surprising.
Annual product management industry surveys are always fascinating. It is important, however, to put these studies in the context. While they provide many interesting factoids there are often biases that are reported in these surveys It is important to put these biases into perspective. We’ll explore seven popular product management industry surveys from 2018 and 2019 for statistical significance and potential bias.
Metrics are critical for Product Managers. There is a ton of information on the web about metrics for product managers. Critical Methods every Product Manager Should Track from Product Coalition is a good example. Designing and implementing a Product Management metrics program is a lot harder. We’ll explore the process for developing and implementing a […]
In 2018 there were 2,746 software mergers and acquisitions. While the number of IPOs is on the rise, M&A represents the most likely exit scenario for most companies. For product managers this can be both a confusing and excited time. Navigating a M&A process can be tricky. Product managers should learn the basics of M&A.
In 2018, Google recorded $116.381 billion in advertising revenues. A chunk of that revenue was spent by companies targeting their competitors. Zendesk is a great example of how to punk a competitors Google ad spend. The Google advertising and search game has changed dramatically over the past few years. This post will go through the key elements of these changes and how they can impact your B2B demand generation efforts.
Accounting Goodwill has to be one of the more boring and esoteric financial topics. There are situations where product managers can benefit from having a basic working knowledge of it. Goodwill could impact their future bonuses and level of funding for their product lines. Goodwill Basics Investopedia defines goodwill as: “Goodwill is an intangible asset […]
“I believe that marketing is what you do when your product or service suck” Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures AVC Blog When Fred Wilson posted this quote on his blog in 2011 I was taken back a bit. I had been in enterprise software marketing for almost 15 years at the time having served as […]
CBInsights recently published a deep dive of Google’s current strategy. At 90% share of the search market, Google dominates today – but what about tomorrow? This piece does a great job of describing Google’s current strategies based on published materials, execs speeches, earnings calls, and public filings. The post includes: Alphabet’s structure and background Google’s […]