If you are a Software as a Service (SaaS) guy like me, you will certainly be interested in this updated list of the Top 10 Laws for Being SaaS-y released by Bessemer Venture Partners last fall. Yes, I’m late to this party, but my EVP at CustomScoop, Steve Bracy, just showed it to me a couple of days ago and I found it to be very insightful. So if you are as slow to hear news as I sometimes can be (ironic, I know), check it out.
It isn’t necessarilly that the document has any single great insight, it is just that they have managed to pull together in a particularly coherent way the markers that one should look for and the metrics that one should be concerned with in growing a successful SaaS business. From my own experience, I can tell you that they seem right on the money — even if I haven’t always done the best job of adhering to them myself.
It’s always good to be reminded of the basic building blocks of success.