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Q2 2023 Brex Card Data
With *fresh data* now in for the first quarter post-SVB's failure, I'm updating charts from my "cost discipline" article Brex
New Brex Card Data: Some stability post-SVB -
Year over year data:
And zooming in, this is not just a chart scaling issue.
Of course, this "stability" is at a 14% average YoY decline in carded spend.
Cloud Cost Optimization
I’ve updated the “cloud cost optimization” search volume chart through June 2023:
Note the decline versus May.
(Caveat - search volume is volatile month to month. And other terms we watch - like AI for the Big 3 Clouds - exhibited similar patterns, suggesting some seasonality at play)
Both Microsoft and Google commented on their 2Q 2023 earnings calls that cloud cost optimization continues:
Software Equity Group released their Q2 2023 M&A report excerpted above
Goldman Sachs expects net-new ACV growth to be positive in Q4 2023, for the first time since Q2 2022
“R&D leverage in software: Multi-product greatness to drive terminal FCF” - nice post from
Clari’s CEO on “Top Ten Mistakes In Ten Years”
Cloud Ratings Content
We recently initiated coverage of the Sales Conversation Intelligence category.
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