The Pulse - A newsletter by Sandhill.com
April 1, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by Intacct
 
 

Why YouMail Chose to Crowdfund its Series B

Alex Quilici

Alex Quilici
CEO
YouMail

YouMail recently announced its $5.5 million Series B. But unlike most Series B rounds these days, they didn’t follow the standard path. This article discusses why they chose a road less traveled and worth considering: crowdfunding. The CEO also shares three things that made crowdfunding work for them.

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Ask the Experts: ROI vs ROE

Mike Rozlog

Mike Rozlog
CEO
dBase

Is the objective of return on investment (ROI) diminishing in importance due to the increasing focus on return on user experience (ROE or ROX)? Three experts share their advice in this area as it pertains to software companies.

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Channeling IoT, Big Data & Cloud Opportunities

Jeff Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Managing Director
THINKstrategies

This article discusses how the Internet of Things brings a wave of changes impacting skillset requirements, go-to-market strategies and economic models for channel partners, VARs and SIs. It also explains how Arrow Electronics is working with channel partners successfully.

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Payment Technology Trends and Solutions

Ahmet Tuncay

Oren Levy
CEO
Zooz

The payment technologies space is one of 2015’s hot areas. The CEO of a provider of a data-driven platform that connects all payment components and lowers transaction costs discusses trends and the future of payment technologies.

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Cloud Security through Client-Side Encryption

Tunio Zafer

Tunio Zafer
CEO
pCloud

Cloud storage providers protect users’ data with end-to-end encryption, but it still leaves users unprotected. The most realistic alternative is client-side encryption. Here’s how its advanced, asymmetric cryptography offers both businesses and individual users a more secure cloud experience.

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SandHill’s Survey on Software Outlook for 2015 Closes April 3

 
 

CEO/CFO SurveyIf you’re a CEO, CFO, President or Managing Director and haven’t yet taken our survey on trends and outlook for the software industry, please take 10 minutes to do so today so that you and all of us in the industry can benefit from combined insights. You’ll receive a complimentary copy of the report on the study findings. The survey closes this Friday, so please don’t delay to add your voice.

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Webinars

 
 

Webinar: Winning Pricing Strategies for Software, IoT and Digital Goods – April 9

Join featured guest speakers Amy Konary at IDC Research and Omkar Munipalle, Director, Cloud Strategy and Business Development at Gemalto (formerly SafeNet) in an Avangate thought-leading webinar April 9, 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT. With every industry going digital, it's clear that value has shifted from hardware to software and services. As new digital goods and services emerge — Internet of Things for example — digital marketers are facing an ever-changing set of monetization challenges aimed at building long-term, recurring revenue relationships. The webinar will explore the evolving role of software in a digital business; understand new pricing & licensing models — subscriptions, consumption-based, outcome-based; linking customer experience with software monetization; and how to overcome constraints that prevent seamless digital commerce. Join us for an interactive session that combines an analyst perspective with the real world stories and walk away with insights that you can apply immediately. 

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This Week's Sponsor: Intacct

 
 

Intacct

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