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New ideas in AI: DPO has given us alignment without the overhead

Jun 20, 2024

  Over the past 2 years, AI has seen ideas move from research to industry implementation at a record breaking...

Trends

Announcing our investment in Sixfold

Jun 5, 2024

We’re excited to announce our participation in Sixfold’s Series A. Sixfold automates and augments pieces of the...

Fintech

BILL CEO and Founder René Lacerte on the unique challenges of PMF, GTM, and scaling in Fintech

May 28, 2024

Scale invested in BILL in 2013 just as the company was crossing $10M of ARR. A decade later, BILL is a leading public...

Security

Announcing our investment in Lumos

May 23, 2024

Three decades into SaaS, we still don’t have a way of easily managing who gets access to what. It’s even...

Security

Cybersecurity perspectives 2024

May 21, 2024

Now in its eleventh year, our survey and report examine the evolving threats and solutions, funding and buying...

Security

A world after Wiz: Emerging opportunities in cloud security

Apr 24, 2024

It’s taken over a decade for us to get here, but the time has finally come for cloud security to take pole position...

Security

Building trustworthy AI systems: AI Reliability and Security are everyone’s problem

Apr 17, 2024

Two years ago it was unclear if AI security and reliability was anyone’s problem. Now, it’s starting to look like...

Go-to-market

Selling through stories

Apr 5, 2024

The difference between being good at sales and being great at sales is storytelling. People buy with emotion and...

Fintech

Four critical mistakes fintech startups make, and how to avoid them

Mar 19, 2024

Sanjeev Kriplani is a Scale executive-in-residence and fintech product and marketing leader. Previously, he led teams...

Security

The Shifting Landscape of Application Security

Mar 5, 2024

The last few years have seen the Application Security (AppSec) industry undergo some dramatic changes, with new types...

Fintech

Out of the hype cycle: Fintech’s reversion to the mean

Feb 22, 2024

At first glance, things in fintech don’t look great. Since the highs of 2021, we’ve seen few successful public...

Security

The path to innovation in security

Aug 24, 2023

In our recently published Security Perspectives Survey, we found that only 48% of enterprise security leaders said that...

Security

Cybersecurity Perspectives 2023

Jul 12, 2023

We’re pleased to share Scale’s annual Cybersecurity Perspectives Survey findings. Every year, we survey hundreds...

Verticals

These misconceptions about vertical software need to fade away

Apr 11, 2023

Segment-specific startups frequently outperform their horizontal counterparts and do so with greater efficiency, lower...

Trends

Stream processing becomes mainstream

Mar 20, 2023

We believe that we are at an inflection point where stream processing will become the standard that powers user-facing...

Portfolio

Announcing our investment in Vantage

Mar 7, 2023

Vantage is a self-service cost visibility platform that helps businesses manage and optimize their cloud infrastructure...

Go-to-market

Fixing Your Cost Structure While Preserving Your Upside

Jan 3, 2023

Earlier this week I had the chance to sit down with Box CFO Dylan Smith and discuss how Box was able to dramatically...

AI Apps

Loops: Turning Data into Actionable Opportunities

Nov 14, 2022

Today, Scale is leading the $14M Seed round in Loops. By using Loops’ platform, product teams can cut through the...

AI Apps

Generative AI Index Use Case Glossary

Oct 27, 2022

A quick glossary of our Generative AI Index use case definitions

AI Apps

Doubling Down on Cognitive Apps: Announcing Scale Fund VIII

Sep 27, 2022

Today we’re excited to unveil our new fund, Scale Venture Partners Fund VIII. This $900M fund gives us the...

Fintech

What Comes After Adyen and Stripe? The Future of Payments Orchestration and Optimization

Sep 14, 2022

Turns out, phones are quite good payment platforms. This poses a challenge for traditional consumer payments. Debit...

Trends

Steering with a Madman in the Car

Jul 11, 2022

Responding to the flow of venture advice

AI Apps

Natural Language Generation

Jun 16, 2022

Writing this content is a desk worker’s low-skill labor, demanding little skill but lots of time. (The quality of...

Go-to-market

Hypergrowth Go-to-Market: Toss Out the Playbooks and Start Experimenting Sooner

May 3, 2022

Product-Led Growth is rightly the go-to sales motion for startups tackling large addressable markets where your product...

Portfolio

Datagen Is the Future of Computer Vision Training Data

Mar 22, 2022

Andy Vitus on our investment in synthetic data leader Datagen.

Trends

Business Models for Platform Ecosystems

Mar 17, 2022

Former head of platform at Box and Workday on the business model and monetization decisions for success with your platform strategy.

Go-to-market

Make Room for Partners in Your Go-To-Market Strategy

Feb 15, 2022

Scaling with MSPs/partners is an option for any early-stage startup. Scale Executive Advisor Georges Arnaout shares how to make this GTM strategy work for you.

Portfolio

VergeSense: Computer Vision for the Post-COVID Office

Nov 8, 2021

Scale has led the $60M Series C round in VergeSense, the leading AI- and sensor-powered workplace analytics platform.

Scale Studio

From $0 to $1M: The New Gold Standard for Growth

Oct 21, 2021

Remember the Triple Triple Double Double Double? Better start thinking “quintuple”. New growth data on top $1M ARR startups.

Go-to-market

From Seed to Series A: Growing from 11 to 20 Engineers

Jul 27, 2021

Guest post from the CTO of CircleCI covering do's and don'ts of building a dev team.

Go-to-market

From Seed to Series A: Growing from 1 to 10 Engineers

Jul 27, 2021

Guest post from the CTO of CircleCI covering do's and don'ts of building a dev team.

Security

Here’s What CISOs are Building (Because No One’s Making Software for Them to Buy)

Jun 8, 2021

A founder-focused look at security market opportunities using data from Scale’s Cybersecurity Perspectives 2021 report.

Security

Cybersecurity Perspectives 2021

May 14, 2021

Scale's sixth annual survey of enterprise CISOs provides new data on how security execs responded to SolarWinds and COVID, and their expectations for 2021.

Portfolio

Scale 2Q21 Newsletter: Re-Acceleration Is Real

May 13, 2021

#ICYMI Scale's 2Q21 newsletter: These two numbers predict future growth. Plus early-stage SaaS metrics, Comet (Series A), Flatfile (Series A), and more.

Portfolio

SaaS Application Security: Our Investment in AppOmni’s Series B

Apr 19, 2021

Scale partner Ariel Tseitlin on today’s investment in the Series B for AppOmni, the SaaS application security leader.

Trends

The Re-Acceleration Is Real

Apr 19, 2021

Preliminary Q1 portfolio data shows strong and widespread re-acceleration of NNARR growth rates. Commentary on Q1 and 2021 by Rory O’Driscoll.

Portfolio

The Future of Data Lake Analytics: Our Investment in Upsolver

Apr 1, 2021

Scale's Ariel Tseitlin on why we invested in the Series B for Upsolver, the no-code future of data lake analytics.

Scale Studio

Scale Studio Flash Update: Optimism for 2021

Mar 18, 2021

Enterprise software startups are optimistic for growth re-acceleration in 2021. New data from Scale Studio and thoughts on the outlook for SaaS in 2021.

Portfolio

Viz.ai: The System of Action for Diagnostic Decision Making

Mar 16, 2021

We are excited to announce our investment in Viz.ai, a company that is using intelligent software to reduce the time to...

Portfolio

Flatfile’s Series A: Streamlining Data Movement from App to App

Mar 9, 2021

Today we’re announcing Scale’s investment in Flatfile’s Series A funding round. Here are some thoughts on the universal need for better data onboarding.

Scale Studio

Optimism for Continued Strength: Scale Studio Q4 Data and 2021 Outlook

Feb 11, 2021

The latest data from Scale Studio covering Q4 and full-year 2020 with a look at the outlook for enterprise SaaS startups in 2021.

Trends

Scale 1Q21 Newsletter: New Data Shows 2020 Ended Strong for SaaS Startups

Feb 2, 2021

#ICYMI Scale's 1Q21 newsletter: New Q4 data from Scale Studio on annual plan attainment and growth rates. Plus content highlights and portfolio milestones.

Trends

2021 Whisper Numbers: Startups Plan for Significant Enterprise Software Re-Acceleration

Dec 7, 2020

A look ahead at 2021 based on initial FY21 plan data from a significant cross-section of Scale's portfolio.

Trends

Cognitive Applications with Intelligence Inside

Dec 1, 2020

We believe that the next decade will result in the emergence of a new class of application software which we term...

Trends

The Big Budget Question for 2021: How Much Re-acceleration Is Realistic?

Nov 9, 2020

With 2021 annual planning underway, we look at how to determine whether it is again time to step on the gas -- and if so, when and how much?

Portfolio

Papaya Global: Why We Invested

Sep 28, 2020

Scale partner Rory O'Driscoll outlines our investment thesis in people & payroll services software company Papaya Global.

Scale Studio

The Wonder Years of SaaS: Balancing Growth and Sales Efficiency

Sep 17, 2020

On the path to IPO, when does it make sense to sacrifice sales efficiency for revenue growth? We look at the data behind the “Wonder Years”.

Scale Studio

SaaS Metrics: A Primer on SaaS Sales Efficiency

Sep 8, 2020

A founder's refresher on the sales efficiency metric: how it’s calculated, how it’s used, and what it tells you about your go-to-market model.

Scale Studio

Burn Rate: A Founders Refresher on SaaS P&L

Jun 30, 2020

The first in a series on burn rate, we cover the basics of the income statement (P&L) with a SaaS-centric look at its major components.

Go-to-market

Morale Matters: Some Do’s and Don’ts of Cost Cutting

Apr 2, 2020

Startups are scrambling to reduce cash burn, but acting too quickly can lead to self-inflicted morale damage that could linger well past the downturn itself.

Portfolio

Proxy: Digital Identity in the Physical World

Mar 13, 2020

Alexander Niehenke discusses Scale’s lead investment in Proxy’s $42M Series B financing round.

Trends

Cybersecurity Perspectives 2020

Feb 18, 2020

Scale's annual survey of trends in enterprise cybersecurity

Portfolio

Observe.AI Transforms Contact Centers with Voice AI

Dec 9, 2019

Announcing our investment in Observe.AI, the leading provider of next-generation voice AI that helps contact center...

Trends

Who Will Be the First $10B Bookkeeping Automation Company?

Nov 14, 2019

Predicting where the next-generation, AI-powered bookkeeping automation market is headed by looking at the history of the payroll services market.

Security

Enterprises Want Security Software Bundled with Services

Nov 7, 2019

As enterprises manage personnel shortages and complex hybrid cloud environments, savvy cybersecurity startups are...

Trends

Investing in the Cloud: From Gold Rush to Hunger Games and Beyond

Oct 30, 2019

The next 5 years in cloud investing will not be as easy as the last 10. Here's how founders can prepare their companies for the next era in computing.

Trends

Software That Works For Us

Oct 15, 2019

The way software is designed is about to change 

Trends

The Intelligent Connected World

Sep 26, 2019

An overview of the interconnected world of intelligent software agents.

Portfolio

Honeycomb Helps Organizations with Cloud Applications Achieve Production Excellence

Sep 25, 2019

Announcing our investment in Honeycomb, the gold standard for observability software that gives enterprises better...

Trends

The Startup Funding Domino Effect: Seed to A to B to C

Sep 23, 2019

Startups are raising more capital earlier, impacting how venture investors evaluate Series A and B funding rounds

Portfolio

AllyO: At Last, Conversational AI Done Right

Jun 3, 2019

End-to-end AI recruiter AllyO shows how conversational AI can drastically improve efficiency in a traditionally low-tech market

Scale Studio

You Closed the Books on Another Quarter. It’s Time to Visit Scale Studio.

Apr 25, 2019

Update your performance metrics in Scale Studio to receive a new custom benchmark report on your growth, efficiency, churn, and operations

Portfolio

And You Are…? Socure Aims Advanced Machine Learning at the Digital Identity Problem

Feb 26, 2019

Announcing our investment in Socure, a real-time predictive analytics platform that provides identity verification at new account origination

Security

Cybersecurity Perspectives 2019

Feb 15, 2019

“Cybersecurity Perspectives 2019” is Scale's annual snapshot of the top issues facing enterprises navigating today's complex security landscape

Portfolio

Bots Are Half of Internet Traffic. The Hard Part Is Knowing Which Half.

Feb 8, 2019

PerimeterX eliminates bot attacks while preserving customer experience

Scale Studio

Is Your Company Growing Fast Enough? Now You Can Ask Scale Studio.

Feb 1, 2019

SaaS benchmarking tool helps companies make smart decisions about growing their businesses

Portfolio

Sometimes Diligence Takes a Decade: Announcing Our Investment in Scout RFP

Jan 15, 2019

A look behind the scenes at a venture investment 10 years in the making

Portfolio

TechSee: AR Plus AI to Transform CX

Dec 10, 2018

Announcing our investment in augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) leader TechSee

Portfolio

CyberGRX is Streamlining Third-Party Cyber Risk Management

Nov 26, 2018

Helping enterprises assess the cybersecurity profiles of third-party ecosystems

Go-to-market

Successfully Selling Software to SMBs

Nov 12, 2018

Here's a look at two key product attributes that help your software company succeed with SMBs

Portfolio

Bringing Clarity into e-Commerce: Our Investment in Narvar

Aug 28, 2018

Driving long-term customer engagement and loyalty in the crowded e-Commerce industry

Scale Studio

Introducing Scale Studio, the Growth Platform for Private Cloud Companies

Jul 10, 2018

Getting the right data to scale your business

Productivity

Investing in the Future of Work

Jul 10, 2018

A glimpse into the trends and markets that are informing future investments

Portfolio

Privacy Please! Keeping Your Customer Data Secure

Jun 22, 2018

Our investment in BigID

Portfolio

Redesigning the Design Process

May 23, 2018

Our investment in Abstract

Trends

Cybersecurity Perspectives 2018

Apr 10, 2018

Findings from our 4th annual cybersecurity survey

Portfolio

The Next Wave of Managed Security

Apr 10, 2018

Announcing our investment in Expel

Portfolio

Introducing our investment in Matillion

Mar 22, 2018

Matillion’s cloud-native ELT tools makes loading and transforming data in the cloud data warehouse fast, easy, and affordable

Trends

Cybersecurity Perspectives 2017

Jun 30, 2017

Data Breach remains top concerns for security professionals

Portfolio

How Textio Is Changing Writing as We Know It

Jun 30, 2017

Textio raises $20M Series B from Scale Venture Partners

Go-to-market

Here are the metrics you should track for hypergrowth with Nicolas Dessaigne (Algolia)

May 22, 2017

The Co-founder & CEO of high-flying search startup Algolia shares the key metrics he looks at to make sure his company is on the right growth curve...

Go-to-market

There are so many (good) ways to split your market with Andrew Filev (Wrike)

May 22, 2017

Even within the relatively narrow confines of B2B software, successful market segmentation can go beyond small/mid/large accounts, and...

Go-to-market

A VC Explains the Personal Side of Being a VC with Alex Niehenke (Scale Venture Partners)

May 22, 2017

We chat with Alex Niehenke, a 10-year veteran of the venture capital space, to explore a few things you might not realize about life as a VC.

Go-to-market

How HBO’s Silicon Valley Captures the Startup Experience with Todd Silverstein (Silicon Valley)

May 22, 2017

We catch up with the lead technical advisor of HBO’s Emmy-nominated comedy series about startups, to discuss how real-life experience...

Trends

A VC explains the one thing you should know about VCs: their Investment Thesis with Rory O’Driscoll (Scale Venture Partners)

May 22, 2017

What do VCs look for? It’s not uncommon in Silicon Valley to see equally smart firms, equipped with the same information, picking very different...

Go-to-market

Aaron Levie on Finding Your Inner Voice When the Outside Shrieks our exclusive interview with the founder & CEO of Box

May 22, 2017

Box turned fast growth into a unicorn-sized IPO, and the even more elusive post-IPO success. Things didn’t always look so good for the company...

Go-to-market

A VC Reveals the Metrics They Use to Evaluate Startups with Susan Liu (Scale Venture Partners)

May 22, 2017

So what actually happens before a VC decides to invest in your company? Susan Liu looks at hundreds of startups every year for B2B software...

Trends

Girl Develop It with Brenda Jin (Girl Develop It)

May 22, 2017

We catch up with Brenda Jin, leader of the San Francisco chapter of Girl Develop It — “a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs...

Go-to-market

The 17-minute Guide to Enterprise Software Sales with Dale Chang (Scale Venture Partners)

May 22, 2017

From Amazon Web Services to Slack, Salesforce, Box & beyond, more & more software companies find success in the Enterprise segment. Dale & Tim grab...

Go-to-market

Why Grow? with Danielle Morrill (Mattermark)

May 22, 2017

In Silicon Valley, not growing can feel like dying — but is growth really the imperative we make it out to be? We explore how growth became the go...

Go-to-market

The intimate power of a good content strategy with Shahruz Shaukat (Super Deluxe)

May 22, 2017

Content Marketing is an increasingly common part of our marketing toolset. The promise of millions of eyeballs coming to your website, through...

Go-to-market

The money seems to find them Success & Startups outside Silicon Valley

May 22, 2017

Building a Startup in Louisville, Kentucky

Go-to-market

Enterprise is Eating the Software World with Ed Anuff (Apigee / Google)

May 22, 2017

Have you noticed how many venture-backed software companies seem to be focusing on B2B these days, instead of say, consumer apps, or developer...

Go-to-market

Beyond Performance: How Narrative, Targeting & Sequencing affect Fundraising with Nick Mehta (Gainsight)

May 22, 2017

Many variables go into closing a successful venture capital round. Your company’s performance on core metrics is probably the biggest one, and most...

Trends

Did the NOSQL Wave Fail or Succeed? with Roger Bodamer (MariaDB, MongoDB, Oracle)

May 22, 2017

Roger and I fell into the NOSQL movement early on, circa 2009 — he as a former Apple/Oracle exec turned EVP at MongoDB, me as a lowly community...

Go-to-market

Founding for Engineers with Cliff Moon (Opsee, Boundary)

May 22, 2017

What do you do when you’ve been an engineer all your life, then become a founder? Is technical work still the #1 thing you can do to help your...

Go-to-market

How to close your first $1M in sales with Tim Zheng (ZenProspect)

May 22, 2017

At the end of the day, companies have to make money. In Silicon Valley this self-evident truth can be an uncomfortable difficulty for some...

Go-to-market

This startup closed its office and went remote-only with Sytse ‘Sid’ Sijbrandij (GitLab)

May 22, 2017

Many workplaces are remote-friendly, letting you work a day from home every now & then. But what if your company abandonned the concept of a physic...

Go-to-market

It’s super, super lonely to be a founder with Pascal Finette (Singularity University)

May 22, 2017

If only 1 in 10 startups makes it, then 9 out of every 10 founders you meet are probably failing. The visceral toll of this intimate downfall is...

Go-to-market

Why Does Technical Recruiting Suck So Much? with Aline Lerner (interviewing.io)

May 22, 2017

If you’re a founder or manager hiring engineers, you’ve probably been there… Struggling to find the right talent, dealing with an unending...

Go-to-market

Security for Startups in the Age of the Weekly Leak with Tony Gauda (ThinAir)

May 22, 2017

As leaks & hacks mount, security remains an elusive state for startups. And as Tech moves more of our life online, the startups that facilitate...

Trends

A VC explains how VCs work with Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners)

May 22, 2017

Venture Capitalists (VCs) have an outsized impact on startups, entrepreneurs, and the tech they invest in. But beyond the tweetstorms & headlines...

Go-to-market

The Difference between Technology & Product with Linden Tibbets (IFTTT)

May 22, 2017

In the Valley few will admit to just building Technology — everyone wants to think they are building a Product, something that has some design...

Go-to-market

No English, but a Few Friends & a Lot of Talent: Moving to Silicon Valley as a Foreign Founder with Kazuki Ohta (Treasure Data)

May 22, 2017

Five years ago Kazuki Ohta didn’t speak English, yet it was obvious to him that his startup had to happen in the US. He and his co-founders...

Go-to-market

Starting up in an AI-first world with Jeremy Howard (fast.ai)

May 22, 2017

Artificial Intelligence naturally favors companies that can wield large armies of PhDs, gigantic GPU clusters, and massive datasets, so it’s...

Go-to-market

Simple rules to take over the world with Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare)

May 22, 2017

How does one go from friends & family using a prototype, to a global software behemoth used around the world by hundreds of millions of people?...

Trends

Software Dreams of Community: how Google helps humans scale Kubernetes with Sarah Novotny (Kubernetes/Google)

May 22, 2017

Why do some pieces of software attract people, and others don’t? What makes developers want to use a product but not others? Why even want a...

Go-to-market

Riding Platform Shifts with David Helgason (Unity)

May 22, 2017

The founder of Unity recounts the platform shifts their video game engine survived & even thrived on, from PC to Consoles, Flash games, Mobile and...

Go-to-market

What a Seed Investor Looks For with Mike Miller (Liquid 2 Ventures)

May 19, 2017

Mike Miller is a Partner at Liquid 2 Ventures, a seed-stage firm started by hall of fame quarterback Joe Montana. They specialize in early-stage...

Go-to-market

3 Mistakes (almost) Every Startup Makes when they Grow

May 19, 2017

Tim Anglade, Executive in Residence at Scale Venture Partners: What was it called, portfolio operations?

Go-to-market

Thinking Bigger / Thinking Smaller with Justin Kan (Twitch/YC)

May 19, 2017

The Twitch Founder & YC Partner welcomes us in his house, and opens up about how he had to think bigger — and sometimes think smaller — on the way...

Trends

Hiring for Inclusion & Diversity with Sarah Nahm

May 19, 2017

The Founder & CEO of Lever goes beyond the tropes of gender diversity, to talk about Lever’s fight to get to 50% female employees...

Go-to-market

Founding, Leaving, Leading your Company with Dave Finocchio (Bleacher Report)

May 19, 2017

The founder of Bleacher Report (200M MAU, 2nd biggest sports website in the US), has a very candid conversation about why he and his co-founders...

Go-to-market

Top Tips for Startup Recruiting

Apr 21, 2017

Guest Author, Leela Srinivasan, CMO at Lever, shares the inside scoop for recruiting on startup budget

Trends

Hey Alexa! and other ways voice is changing our lives

Apr 10, 2017

Key Trends Driving the Voice Revolution

Portfolio

Scale invests in Namely’s $50m Series D

Jan 4, 2017

How Millennials are transforming the tech landscape

Trends

Scale Launches “the Startup Tapes”

Sep 13, 2016

Tim Anglade, formerly of Realm, Apigee and Cloudant, joins as an Executive-in-Residence to drive video project

Go-to-market

The Key to Startup Success

Jul 22, 2016

The article originally ran as part of the Fortune Insiders Series

Trends

The Ultimate Race

Jul 8, 2016

Similarities Between Tech Startups and Running Marathons

Trends

The Amazonification of Commerce

May 25, 2016

Six Areas Where Retail Is Being Disrupted

Trends

Tech Valuations In 2016: The End Of The Line For Sloppy Growth

May 23, 2016

Sloppy growth will be out. Sustainable, smart growth is back.

Go-to-market

Think larger customers are your only path to success? Think again

May 18, 2016

The role of ASP in building a lasting company

Portfolio

Security In the Cloud

Apr 19, 2016

Finally, a way to secure cloud-native applications

Go-to-market

How Fast is Your SaaS

Mar 2, 2016

Scale's Growth Rate Benchmark for private SaaS companies

Trends

Communicating Security Risk

Feb 19, 2016

What you don't know can hurt you

Trends

Where is my data? And other terrifying questions facing security professionals

Feb 17, 2016

Survey Results: What issues are most top of mind for CISOs?

Portfolio

Modern Recruiting for the Modern Company

Feb 2, 2016

How Netflix, Reddit and Lyft are finding top talent

Portfolio

JFrog: Automating the Management and Deployment of Software

Jan 16, 2016

JFrog's suite provides an automated continuous delivery pipeline that extends all the way from the developer to the end user of the software.

Trends

The Future of Software

Jan 8, 2016

A VC View on Trends and Markets that Will be Big in 2016

Trends

Investing in SaaS, a History of Scale

Jan 5, 2016

16 Years of Investing in SaaS

Trends

How To Hire Female Engineers

Nov 16, 2015

A leader's job is to build the team with as few blind spots as possible and then guide them to their potential.

Trends

How Great Entrepreneurs Avoid A Down Round

Aug 24, 2015

A down round can occur to anyone, but a mindful founder can minimize the risk.

Trends

3 Ways Analytics Can Supercharge the Sales Cycle

Jul 24, 2015

How empowering sales team with the right resources and technologies can impact the bottom line

Trends

A Decade of SaaS Valuations

Jul 8, 2015

Identifying the best position for company valuation

Trends

Breaking Down the IOT Stack

Jun 23, 2015

A closer look at the technology underlying IoT

Trends

The Current State of SaaS

May 12, 2015

Number of companies in Scale Venture Partners SaaS Index up 100% in four years

Portfolio

How Work Gets Done; Our Investment in Wrike

May 6, 2015

The next generation of work management is Wrike

Portfolio

Remove the Guesswork from Sales Forecasts

Apr 9, 2015

Predictive Analytics for Sales and our investment in Aviso

Portfolio

A Database For Your Pocket

Mar 24, 2015

The team at Realm has built a database that has several critical advantages over SQLite.

Trends

Compressing the Learning Curve for Scaling

Jan 27, 2015

Dale Chang has joined us as VP Portfolio Operations

Portfolio

When the Cloud Honeymoon Has Ended; Successfully Operating in a Cloud Environment

Jan 21, 2015

Our Investment in CloudHealth Technologies

Portfolio

Data Streams Lead to the Cloud

Jan 16, 2015

Treasure Data allows massive torrents of data to be easily streamed into a cloud service for storage and analysis.

Portfolio

Building Identity in the Cloud, Our Investment in OneLogin

Dec 16, 2014

In the world of PCs, identity was important, but in the cloud it is vital

Portfolio

Referral Marketing, Our Investment in Extole

Dec 8, 2014

The power of referral is the next phase in digital marketing

Portfolio

The War on Cyberattacks – Our investment in Agari

Sep 23, 2014

Two-thirds of all worldwide email is spam, including phishing

Trends

Is Your Software Automated by Algorithms?

Sep 11, 2014

The new era of machine learning is eating up software

Portfolio

ScaleVP backs Marketing Attribution Company – Bizible

Aug 26, 2014

It's the longest running joke in advertising, coined by the late John H. Wanamaker: "Half my advertising is wasted; I just don't know which half".

Trends

Investing in Security Innovation

Jul 22, 2014

Survey Results: What is most important to CISOs?

Go-to-market

From SMB to the Enterprise: When to Move Upmarket

Jul 2, 2014

Advice from Leading Entrepreneurs on When to Move Upmarket

Trends

InfoSec Uncovered: Exploring the mind of the CISO

Jun 25, 2014

A look at the social and technological trends that are most impacting information security programs

Go-to-market

Fly or Die: 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Startup Scales Up

Jun 18, 2014

How do you know when you're about to get to startup heaven, scaling up fast and reliably?

Portfolio

Why Pantheon?

May 15, 2014

Because getting the website right is imperative

Portfolio

Our Investment in Crittercism

Apr 9, 2014

Apps without performance monitoring are like Formula 1 race cars without instrumentation and pit crew. They either crash and burn or finish last.

Portfolio

Why WalkMe?

Apr 1, 2014

ScaleVP invests in WalkMe

Security

Security Expert, Bill Burns, Joins ScaleVP as EIR

Mar 26, 2014

Former Netflix Director of Security joins firm to help navigate the mind of the CISO

Go-to-market

Making Sense Out of Cents: Determining Employee Compensation

Mar 14, 2014

Compensation is a mysterious process at many startups. Once an organization has scaled beyond a few people...

Trends

Balancing Vision & Execution: What I Learned as an EIR at ScaleVP

Feb 21, 2014

Eric Tilenius recently concluded his Executive-in-Residence stay at ScaleVP to become CEO of BlueTalon.

Trends

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

Feb 3, 2014

Angels, venture capitalists, private equity firms and mutual funds all evaluate investments on the same four basic criteria.

Go-to-market

Scaling Q&A Series: Vlad Shmunis of RingCentral

Jan 14, 2014

Entrepreneur insights on successful growth strategies from leading CEO's

Portfolio

Why We Invested in Sailthru

Dec 17, 2013

ScaleVP Invests in Sailthru

Portfolio

Why We Like Bill.com

Nov 12, 2013

ScaleVP Invests in Bill.com

Go-to-market

Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

Nov 11, 2013

While some may believe VC questions are off-base, realize there is a method to our madness

Go-to-market

Don’t Spend Before You’re Ready to Scale

Nov 4, 2013

The Accelerators

Go-to-market

Infographic: Are You Ready to Scale?

Oct 29, 2013

A closer look at a ScaleVP investment

Portfolio

PubNub: The Real-Time Network

Sep 17, 2013

PubNub powers a global, real-time network, enabling developers to build real-time applications as easily as building a web page.

Trends

The New Marketing Funnel

Sep 11, 2013

Digital marketing has transformed the B2B sales process, using technology to create new revenue opportunities

Go-to-market

Scaling Culture: Spotlight on Hubspot’s Culture Code

Aug 7, 2013

How one company is evolving their culture through a time of rapid growth

Go-to-market

Listen, Learn & Be Scrappy

Aug 5, 2013

The Accelerators

Go-to-market

Scaling Talent: Time to Hire?

Jul 30, 2013

Guest post from Kevin Buckby of Riviera Partners

Portfolio

DataStax: The NoSQL Database for Big Data-Powered Applications

Jul 23, 2013

Large web applications need a database that can scale across continents, that offers operational simplicity...

Go-to-market

Four Tips to Scaling Talent in Startups

Jul 12, 2013

Guest commentary from Dharmesh Shah of Hubspot

Go-to-market

Scaling Your Startup: Repeatability Is a Litmus Test

Jun 26, 2013

The Accelerators

Go-to-market

Scaling Talent: Always Be Hiring

Jun 5, 2013

Exploring the inner workings of scaling a startup and its talent

Go-to-market

The Race to Scale: How Fast Should You Accelerate?

May 29, 2013

For a startup, knowing when to scale can play a major role in a company's long-term sustainability

Trends

Create a ‘Composite Mentor’

May 28, 2013

The Accelerators

Trends

Math Beats Myth for LPs Investing in Venture

May 10, 2013

Why Would Anyone Invest in Venture?

Go-to-market

One Price Doesn’t Fit All

Apr 10, 2013

The Accelerators

Portfolio

Doubling Down on Digital Marketing: Our Investment in Demandbase

Mar 27, 2013

Real-Time Targeting and Personalization Platform for B2B

Go-to-market

The Power of a Fluid Market: Employee Mobility Makes Silicon Valley Flow

Mar 19, 2013

The role of a non-compete in building a business

Go-to-market

The Advantage of LinkedIn

Mar 11, 2013

The Accelerators

Portfolio

Capturing a Growing Market: Our Investment in PeopleMatter

Mar 6, 2013

HR Platform Leverages the Cloud for Hourly Workers

Trends

Why Users Will Pay to Play

Mar 4, 2013

The Accelerators

Trends

Let Them Build Our Future

Feb 13, 2013

The Accelerators

Go-to-market

Scaling Q&A Series: Justin Moore of Axcient

Jan 22, 2013

Entrepreneur insights on successful growth strategies from leading CEO's

Go-to-market

Dividing Loyalties is Hard to Do

Jan 9, 2013

The Accelerators

Go-to-market

Predictable Growth Decay in SaaS Companies

Nov 27, 2012

In recurring-revenue companies, next year's growth rate is likely to be 85% of this year's growth rate.

Trends

Infographic: The Best of Business Apps

Nov 7, 2012

A look at what type of apps were most popular and why? How is the iPad influencing app adoption?

Trends

Time for Hadoop to Grow Up

Oct 29, 2012

It's time for Hadoop to grow up, put on a suit, and enter the workforce.

Go-to-market

Scaling Q&A Series: Tod Sacerdoti of BrightRoll

Oct 10, 2012

Entrepreneur insights on successful growth strategies from leading CEO's

Portfolio

The Cloud Has No Boundary

Jul 26, 2012

With virtually the entire application stack being outsourced, it's time to rethink monitoring

Portfolio

Our Investment in Boundary

Jul 10, 2012

In every investment we make at ScaleVP, we look for two things, broad market trends and great execution. Boundary has both.

Trends

Will Box and Dropbox Tackle the Giants?

Jun 18, 2012

In the next ten years, consumers and businesses will move much of their file storage to the cloud...

Trends

You Want to be a Founder? Don’t Do it

May 31, 2012

Every ambitious self-respecting 20-something suddenly wants to do a start-up. That's the road to ruin.

Portfolio

Oracle "Likes" Vitrue; Congrats to the Team

May 23, 2012

Social media marketing continues to be white hot

Trends

Game Changing

Apr 26, 2012

Games are growing like wildfire on mobile and the social web. But some of the big winners to profit from game mechanics are not ...

Trends

The Ultimatum: Go Global or Go Home

Apr 10, 2012

What to do when your biggest customer tells you that, essentially, your company is too small for them.

Trends

The Difference a Year Can Make…

Mar 27, 2012

Sometimes a year flies by almost without notice….not this year having worked on the JOBS Act passed today in Congress…

Trends

Why Would The Senate Vote No on JOBS?

Mar 19, 2012

The Senate is considering the JOBS bill this week. The bill looks to make it easier for companies to go public by reducing some of the cost...

Trends

Final Push for Passage of the JOBS Act

Mar 19, 2012

Today is the last opportunity to show your support for the JOBS Act, a bill encouraging more capital to flow to innovative startups.

Trends

Why Everyone Lies About Pricing

Mar 14, 2012

It's hard enough to find the right price for your product or service — without everyone lying to you about it.

Trends

API’s: The Connective Tissue of the Web

Mar 12, 2012

The number of application programmer interfaces (API's) is growing exponentially. Side effects of this trend of data...

Portfolio

Identifying the Signs of Scale in Ecommerce Startups

Feb 27, 2012

BeachMint had exactly what ScaleVP is looking for: great team and trends

Trends

Choose Your Web House Wisely

Feb 7, 2012

Maciej Ceglowski compares the new world of cloud platforms to the convenience of living in a dorm room or a monastery.