Four apps to boost the speed and strength of your startup

Biznology

Founders and small business owners can’t afford to up their burn rate with that kind of overhead expense. “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”. That’s how the old Superman television show was introduced each week as Americans stared at the grainy pictures on their black-and-white television sets.

Are you a social media marketing hunter?

Biznology

If your company is large enough to have a burn rate, a marketing budget, and a staff — if you have quite a big nut to crack every month — you’ll need to not rely solely on word of mouth. This is the next in the series, including Are you a social media forager? and Are you a social media marketing trapper? This one’s about hunting. I have been writing and rewriting this post, but no matter what I do, it sounds violent and reeks of blood lust.

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Contact Data Quality: A Marketer’s POV

Synthio

Poor data hygiene just brings bad vibes, from the not-so-fun conversation you’re forced to have with your marketing team about poor open rates to how it airs all the dirty laundry you’ve let pile up. How’s my burn rate? .

More on Marketo Financials: Despite Past Losses, Prospects Are Bright

Customer Experience Matrix

We can use the same data to estimate Marketo’s burn rate. At that rate, even a modest increase in the number of new clients would have burned through nearly all of the company’s remaining $12 million within one year.

Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments. So Guerra, the president and co-founder of the well-funded mobile app security company, said they made a more pragmatic decision. Appthority instead chose a co-working space in San Francisco.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends. And throughout most of 2015, Silicon Valley observers were engaged in a spirited debate about whether or not the booming tech economy had peaked and if the tech pendulum was about to begin an inevitable, downward trajectory.

Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments. So Guerra, the president and co-founder of the well-funded mobile app security company, said they made a more pragmatic decision. Appthority instead chose a co-working space in San Francisco.

Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments. So Guerra, the president and co-founder of the well-funded mobile app security company, said they made a more pragmatic decision. Appthority instead chose a co-working space in San Francisco.

Frugality, Ping-Pong Tables and Silicon Valley Startups

LeanData

Suddenly, burn rates matter again. When tech startup Appthority was looking for new office space early last year, Domingo Guerra suffered a bad case of sticker shock. Landlords were demanding steep terms. High rents. Large security deposits. Five-year commitments. So Guerra, the president and co-founder of the well-funded mobile app security company, said they made a more pragmatic decision. Appthority instead chose a co-working space in San Francisco.

Is winter coming for martech? Or just for martech VCs?

chiefmartech

The premise is this: there are a significant number of martech companies that have taken large amounts of VC funding, their burn rate is much greater than their revenue, and the exponential growth curve that their VCs expected of them is flattening out. They’re profitable, growing at a double-digit rate, expanding internationally, and innovating their industry in a myriad of remarkable ways.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends. And throughout most of 2015, Silicon Valley observers were engaged in a spirited debate about whether or not the booming tech economy had peaked and if the tech pendulum was about to begin an inevitable, downward trajectory.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends. And throughout most of 2015, Silicon Valley observers were engaged in a spirited debate about whether or not the booming tech economy had peaked and if the tech pendulum was about to begin an inevitable, downward trajectory.

The Winds of Change

LeanData

The Federal Reserve raising the interest rate. Burn rates” are important again. Here’s the thing about pendulums. They swing back and forth. It’s just what they do. Grandfather clocks. Amusement park rides. Economic trends. And throughout most of 2015, Silicon Valley observers were engaged in a spirited debate about whether or not the booming tech economy had peaked and if the tech pendulum was about to begin an inevitable, downward trajectory.

Why Growth at All Costs?

LeanData

But Daly is among those who believe the much-discussed “burn rate” of many companies is unsustainable. The outspoken Bill Gurley never has been one to sugarcoat what he thinks. And he was typically blunt at a Wall Street Journal WSJDLive conference in October when he warned that the valuations of privately held companies “are fake.”.

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Why Growth at All Costs?

LeanData

But Daly is among those who believe the much-discussed “burn rate” of many companies is unsustainable. The outspoken Bill Gurley never has been one to sugarcoat what he thinks. And he was typically blunt at a Wall Street Journal WSJDLive conference in October when he warned that the valuations of privately held companies “are fake.”.

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Why Growth at All Costs?

LeanData

But Daly is among those who believe the much-discussed “burn rate” of many companies is unsustainable. The outspoken Bill Gurley never has been one to sugarcoat what he thinks. And he was typically blunt at a Wall Street Journal WSJDLive conference in October when he warned that the valuations of privately held companies “are fake.”.

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The Tactics Behind Driving the Right Conversation

LeanData

The CFO is stressed out about the burn rate. This is part two in a series, Driving the Right Conversation. There’s a difference between just talking and having a real conversation. That might sound like a small distinction. But it’s not. And in the B2B world, that can be the difference between closing a deal and the frustration of watching it slip away.

The Tactics Behind Driving the Right Conversation

LeanData

The CFO is stressed out about the burn rate. This is part two in a series, Driving the Right Conversation. There’s a difference between just talking and having a real conversation. That might sound like a small distinction. But it’s not. And in the B2B world, that can be the difference between closing a deal and the frustration of watching it slip away.

The Tactics Behind Driving the Right Conversation

LeanData

The CFO is stressed out about the burn rate. This is part two in a series, Driving the Right Conversation. There’s a difference between just talking and having a real conversation. That might sound like a small distinction. But it’s not. And in the B2B world, that can be the difference between closing a deal and the frustration of watching it slip away.

The Tactics Behind Driving the Right Conversation

LeanData

The CFO is stressed out about the burn rate. This is part two in a series, Driving the Right Conversation. There’s a difference between just talking and having a real conversation. That might sound like a small distinction. But it’s not. And in the B2B world, that can be the difference between closing a deal and the frustration of watching it slip away.

A 12 Step New Year’s Resolution Plan for Startups in 2017

HG Data

Understand Your Financial Metrics: These are the basics that inform you on how your business is doing—including your burn rate, average contract value, churn rate, customer acquisition cost and how much cash you have in the bank. How does a company raise more than $30 million on Kickstarter, get product to market and board up its doors—all in less than five years?