How Fast Does A SaaS Startup Have To Grow?

Equidam Weekly 29th July

The Equidam Weekly is a curated collection of readings delivered weekly to bring you the most informative articles on EU growth companies, early stage funding and generally on how to build businesses in the motherland.

Planning & Timing Fundraising [VIDEO]

Gianluca Valentini of Equidam explains how to time and prepare your fundraising in “Startups Are Always Fundraising”

On EU Developments

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures says that software companies must grow quickly to survive in “How Fast Does A SaaS Startup Have To Grow To Survive?”

Matt Miller of Sequoia explains the radical change in how the global enterprises build and deliver software in “Innovate Or Die: The Rise Of The Microservices”

Benedict Evans of A16Z talks about AR changing the way we see and use smartphones in “Videos Of The Future”

Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures advises to focus on the first level of success and validation for a startup in “How To Build A Startup & Understanding Venture Capital”

Mathias Ockenfels of Point Nine Capital outlines the challenges that German tech might be facing moving forward in “State Of The German Startup And Venture Capital Landscape In 2016″

Nic Brisbourne of Forward Partners claims individual marketplaces need to find the most optimal solution for them in “Evolving “Openness” At Marketplaces”

Tristan Pollock of 500 startups says that Australia is a lookalike and a testing market to the US “Australia, The Startup Capital Of Brunch, Surfing And Frontier Tech”

On Growth

Giulia Girardi of Equidam focuses on the Canadian startup ecosystem and compiles a list of the “Top 10 Canadian Undiscovered Startups”

Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups explains the levers that drive valuation at seed stage in “How Valuations Are Really Determined At The Growth Stage?”

Paul Graham of Y Combinator outlines tips on what to focus on and how tro structure your presentation in “How To Present To Investors”

Alex Schleifer of Airbnb expands on the main challenges that designers face in “Defining Product Design”

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures focuses on the metrics for sales and marketing in companies before going public in “How Much Do IPO-Bound Internet Companies Spend On Marketing?”

Dan Kozikowski of Firstmark suggests 3 key points for companies to consider when hiring their first customer success team in A Roadmap To Customer Success For Early-Stage Startups

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Originally published at on August 1, 2016.