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The Version One Anti-Portfolio – the opportunities we missed…

Bessemer started the idea of the “anti-portfolio” – the companies that you passed on, but ended up doing very, very well.  After Honey was acquired by PayPal for $4B a few weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to share the Version One anti-portfolio: Honey We had a chance to invest in a $ ...

The continuous rise of SaaS in the consumer space

The consumer subscription business model is certainly not a new concept. And as we’ve been investing in more B2C companies recently, we’re reminded just how popular this strategy to monetization continues to be. Even marketplaces, which traditionally just took a piece of each transaction, are n ...

OpenText Enfuse 2019: The Carbonite acquisition, new apps, and updates

LAS VEGAS — The topic of endpoint security was front and centre on the first day of OpenText Enfuse 2019. OpenText’s chief executive officer, Mark Barrenechea, said in his keynote that endpoint security becomes all the more vital as cloud computing continues to accelerate. “We look at the mom ...

Kinaxis gets “Buy” rating from PI analyst Gus Papageorgiou

PI Financial kicked off coverage of SaaS for supply chain management company Kinaxis (Kinaxis Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:KXS) on Wednesday with a “Buy” rating and C$92.00 target price. Analyst Gus Papageorgiou said a growing market combined with the company’s impressive customer base give K ...

Six Lessons Learned Bringing a Machine Learning Product to Market

Editor’s note: The article below was written by David Vuong, Product Lead, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and User Experience at Cority and originally appeared on the Georgian Growth Network. David shares his experience in bringing an analytics product to market. Cority builds Enviro ...

3 Serious Signals Should Send Shock Waves

The world is full of charts. Rick Santelli used the expression "Every ship at the bottom of the ocean also had a chart room." There's an important caveat, there, however: Were the navigators looking at the charts? Stock charts only tell you something if you want to hear it. There is no megaphone sa ...

Kinaxis is still undervalued, Laurentian Bank Securities says

Ahead of its second quarter financials, Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Nick Agostino is holding steady on his rating for supply chain SaaS company Kinaxis (Kinaxis News, Stock Quote, Chart TSX:KXS), saying that while there will likely be a shift in revenue mix in the Q2, the company’s sales g ...

Peer Analysis - Lightspeed POS (LSPD)

A breakdown and comparison of newly publicly traded Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company Lightspeed POS and other peers in the payment processing space.  ...

Shall We Dance? Salesforce.com proves the cloud-governance risk

By Alizabeth Calder According to research by Rightscale.com, 91 per cent of us are using cloud-based service providers, and we are spending 24 per cent more on cloud solutions than in 2018. (1) Cloud and SaaS providers are not immune to issues of skills and procedural gaps that cause problems, but w ...

Can Marketers Leverage Reddit? (Grow Even Faster Newsletter)

My new job at Daisy Intelligence is great but the commute is awful. Who knew that traffic in suburban Toronto was as bad as downtown! The upside – as you can probably tell – is I have discovered podcasts. (Note: Stitcher is a great listening tool). One of my favorites is Pivot featuring Kara ...