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Where does SoundCloud Go from here?

In recent weeks, Berlin-based SoundCloud has seen a number of articles casting doubt over the company’s financial security and future funding. As a long-time user of the music streaming service, I wanted to take a closer look at how the service has evolved and where stumbling blocks have led to pivots in its monetization strategy.

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Grover: Kiss goodbye to buying?

As a consumer, an increasing proportion of my digital life can be attributed to subscriptions. Photo editing, movie watching, music listening, ebook reading, blog hosting… and plenty more. But what about subscriptions for physical products? This is the realm of Berlin-based Grover. I paid a visit to their HQ, to dig a little deeper on the topic.

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Jukely: Solving live music discovery with subscriptions

The live music scene is a tough segment to crack — many startups have tried and failed along the way, trying to use technology to change the way people consume live music. So why is Jukely equipped to succeed where others haven’t? And why a subscription model?

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Announcing the ChartMogul GoCardless integration

We’re very excited to announce our new GoCardless integration! This integration delivers ChartMogul’s analytics platform for GoCardless customers so that they can measure, understand, and grow their subscription business.

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Come meet us in San Francisco

SaaStr Annual is the biggest SaaS event of the year. In just a couple of weeks we’ll see over 10,000 SaaS founders, execs and investors flood into San Francisco for a week of pure SaaS awesomeness.

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How to move up-market without losing your soul

When the SMB growth runs dry, many look to the Enterprise market for a future of higher margins, lower support cost and big contracts. But is it as simple as bumping the price and adding a shiny ‘Enterprise’ label?

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Essential SaaS Events in 2017

The conference scene for SaaS businesses is growing faster than we can keep up with it. Almost every month at ChartMogul, we discover a new event that’s relevant to SaaS — but they’re not necessarily easy to find. So let’s fix that! Here’s a calendar featuring all the worthwhile events of the year.

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Webflow: SaaS, consolidated?

Bryant Chou is a Co-founder of Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed SaaS startup based in Mountain View. Anyone who’s used Webflow will know that its focus is on helping the end-to-end process of designing, building and running a website. So in an industry where historically so many tools have focused on a tiny slice of this workflow, what does it mean to build a product encompassing the entire thing?

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Which metrics validate a SaaS startup idea?

You should measure and evaluate the viability of your startup idea, but the traditional SaaS metrics won’t help you. We break down which measurements are useful, and which aren’t, at such an early stage.

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The Great NPS Debate: How, when, and whether to use it

The Net Promoter Score has taken the business world by storm in the last decade, and the dust is still settling. The famously simple metric has plenty of fans and critics. We’re here to investigate both sides and determine our own NPS best practices.

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Geckoboard now offers ChartMogul integration

Geckoboard, a live dashboard software that helps businesses focus on KPIs, has released an integration with ChartMogul. Now Geckoboard customers can visualize their subscription metrics everywhere from the boardroom to the sales floor.

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Announcing our Chargebee integration

We’re happy to announce our partnership with Chargebee. This integration gives Chargebee customers an advanced analytics platform to visualise all their key subscription revenue metrics and KPIs, in real time.

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How Typeform makes things more human

Typeform’s David Okuniev discusses why it’s essential to humanize the user for great design — and how great design humanizes the product. Plus lessons learned in nurturing culture throughout rapid growth.

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What do investors look for in a SaaS startup?

Investor focus varies, but a handful of company qualities are important across the board. We answer this common question with lessons from a panel of VCs at SaaStock, an in-depth interview with Connect Ventures managing partner Pietro Bezza, insight from David Skok, and more.

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