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Your VC’s Cap Table Math Could Be Hurting You

[Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round] This post includes some geeky accounting issues, but read it. It can change how much dilution you take in the next round.Later-stage investors are delivering our companies attractive valuations. Just look at the latest Unicorn list.However, many companies are not…

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Does The Tech Stack Still Matter For M&A?

When to consider the technology stack in your exit strategy [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, originally published on Tech MVP]We spend a lot of time helping private equity investors and tech executives think through exit planning and exit strategy. During those conversations, we are often asked how much a company’s tech…

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Report: 2015 Tech Growth Equity Review and Outlook

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Why Design Is Important For Enterprise Software

[Contributed by David Wong, originally published on Sagacitas.co | Bulger Partners] Over the last several days, in my weekends and evenings, I’ve taken up the daunting task of updating my MacBook Air by installing Yosemite OS X and Bootcamp. Although the design of the previous version of OS X was not a major issue, the…

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3 Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS That Fall Flat

[Contributed by Jeff Vogel and Mike Kavis of Cloud Technology Partners]In the world of Enterprise Software, on-premises solutions are becoming rare. The economies of scale that comes with the cloud combined with the innovation and agility of fully SaaS ISVs has led to a world of primarily SaaS-based enterprise applications.…

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The Tech Growth Equity Outlook for 2015

What is in store after a transformational year in 2014?  [Contributed by Mike MacKeen, Originally Published on Raising the Next Round | Bulger Partners]2014 was a banner year for tech companies raising growth equity in the private market. Investors committed $74B to drive growth and provide liquidity. At least 21 new companies…

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5 SaaS Revenue Models You Should Know About

Yet another benefit of SaaS [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, Originally Published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]In previous articles we have explored and promoted the benefits of applications software companies pursuing an all-SaaS model.  One of the benefits we touched on was the number and variety of revenue models available to…

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The benefits of a SaaS Transformation (obvious and non-obvious)

And why all Applications Software Companies will soon be SaaS [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, Originally Published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]Our Thesis: We spend a lot of time helping both companies and investors think through SaaS Transformations. Our general thesis is that SaaS transformations represent a significant opportunity for investors…

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The Private Financing Market Q3 ’14: What You Should Know

Investors are Pricing Rounds Up, but Fearing the Bubble [Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round | Bulger Partners]Analytics are out on the private financing market during Q3.  We should all appreciate that Wilson Sonsini and Cooley each make the effort to aggregate and publish term sheet analytics.…

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The Truth About Value Creation and Exit Potential for Salesforce Partners

[Contributed by Doug Melsheimer, originally published on Merger Considerations | Bulger Partners]Earlier this month, I was in San Francisco for Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s annual mega-conference. In the weeks surrounding this event, a frequent topic of conversation with VC and PE investors had been this:  Are companies limiting their value creation and…

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