4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

Prashant Pandey Contributor Prashant Pandey is the head of engineering at Asana, a leading work management platform for teams. Prior to Asana, Prashant started and led the Bay Area team building Amazon DynamoDB, a fully managed NoSQL database service. Startups and SMBs are usually the first to adopt many SaaS products. But as these customers […]

Financial firms should leverage machine learning to make anomaly detection easier

Bikram Singh Contributor Bikram Singh is the CEO and co-founder of EZOPS. He has built and managed operational services and technology solutions for banks, hedge funds, asset managers, fund administrators and custodians. Anomaly detection is one of the more difficult and underserved operational areas in the asset-servicing sector of financial institutions. Broadly speaking, a true […]

The RapidSOS EC-1

Three digits, so little time. Numbers can take on profound cultural significance, but few numbers have quite the resonance as 911, the emergency number for the United States. Few want to dial it, but when they must, it works — every single time. One industry trade association estimates that 240 million 911 phone calls are […]

After a decade, Congress might finally bring 911 into the internet age

When it comes to user-interface design, 911 is about as good as it gets. It’s the “most recognized number in the United States,” Steve Souder, a prominent 911 leader, points out. Simple, fast, and it works from any telephone in the United States. No matter what the emergency is, the call takers on the other […]

The CockroachDB EC-1

Every application is a palimpsest of technologies, each layer forming a base that enables the next layer to function. Web front ends rely on JavaScript and browser DOM, which rely on back-end APIs, which themselves rely on databases. As one goes deeper down the stack, engineering decisions become ever more conservative — changing the location of […]

To guard against data loss and misuse, the cybersecurity conversation must evolve

Sid Trivedi Contributor Sid Trivedi is a partner at Foundation Capital where he leads cybersecurity and IT investments. He serves on the advisory boards for entrepreneurship at Cornell University and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce. Mark Settle Contributor More posts by this contributor Privacy data management innovations reduce risk, create new revenue channels Data […]

Dispense with the chasm? No way!

Geoffrey Moore Contributor Known for his seminal book “Crossing the Chasm,” Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker and adviser who splits his consulting time between startup companies in the Wildcat Venture Partners portfolio and established high-tech enterprises — including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google and Splunk. Jeff Bussgang, a co-founder and general partner at […]

For SaaS startups, differentiation is an iterative process

Jason VandeBoom Contributor Jason VandeBoom is founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign, a customer experience automation (CXA) company. Software as a service has been thriving as a sector for years, but it has gone into overdrive in the past year as businesses responded to the pandemic by speeding up the migration of important functions to the […]

Confluent’s IPO brings a high-growth, high-burn SaaS model to the public markets

Slowing growth and cash consumption balance a history of blistering expansion Alex Wilhelm Ron Miller 11 hours Confluent became the latest company to announce its intent to take the IPO route, officially filing its S-1 paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week. The company, which has raised over $455 million since it […]