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SaaSletter - Redpoint InfraRed, Sales Cycle Data (n=12k) + Curated Links
Plus our podcast with Bowery Capital
Redpoint Ventures just released 1) an infrastructure stock index with NASDAQ, 2) their list of the top 100 private infrastructure companies, and 3) a strong 38-slide deck on the merits of infrastructure vs application platforms.
Full Redpoint InfraRed here. (No email required)
A few screenshots below - with my full excerpts Twitter threaded here.
RepVue Sales Cycle Data (n=12k)
Sales cycles largely up 2% - 5% in 2023:
WSJ on demand from software buyers for ROI-linked pricing: “Companies Look to Pay Tech Vendors Based on Business Outcomes, Not Usage”
Nice charts + takes on new logos vs retention from: “Land vs. Expand: Growth formula shifts during downturns”
ICONIQ Capital continues to release comprehensive compensation benchmarks:
Increasing returns to scale applies to M&A (via Berkery Noyes):
Cloud Ratings Content
We’ve launched a new investor-oriented podcast branded “Cloud Returns” - the tagline: “Cloud Returns covers ALL types of software investing, whether seed, VC, growth equity, private equity, debt, and public markets.”
Our first guest: Patrick McGovern from Bowery Capital where we focused on vertical SaaS at the seed stage:
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