MasterCard this week clarified that they will not require SaaS and subscription software merchants to request re-authorization from customers before automatically charging recurring payments once a free trial has ended. MasterCard’s original announcement called into question whether the new policy would apply to SaaS subscriptions, but the credit card giant later updated the release to indicate that… Read More
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AWS has this week released DocumentDB, a MongoDB API-compatible database, as a competing document database alternative to the Apache 2.0 incumbent. DocumentDB is designed to integrate with MongoDB and improve the speed and scalability of managing semi-structured data when managing clusters at scale. AWS has built the open-source document database to be compatible with the Apache… Read More
Cloud rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks have finalized their merger this week in an all-stock deal. First announced in October 2018, the two public companies merged at a $3 billion combined valuation, in the wake of mega open-source acquisitions by IBM (Red Hat, $34 billion), Microsoft (GitHub, $7.5 billion) and Salesforce (Mulesoft, $6.5 billion) in 2018. The joining of the two market… Read More
Happy New Year! With the start of a New Year comes the opportunity to re-focus on the acquisitions that matter to you. In the coming weeks, you will see FE International bringing tens of millions in new listings to market as sole advisor. With 36,000+ investors in our network, it is essential that we know… Read More
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for qualified legal advice. If you are concerned that you or your business may be affected by GDPR, consult your attorney. Data Protection Overview Penalties of GDPR Non-Compliance GDPR Overview GDPR Requirements for SaaS Businesses GDPR Requirements for Content-Based Businesses GDPR Compliance… Read More
Working with hundreds of SaaS business owners since 2010 has furnished us with a front row seat to some of the most creative ways founders achieve success. Facilitating the sharing of ideas is a passion of ours, so this year we have invited some of the most inventive minds in the SaaS industry to contribute… Read More
What Is an App? Building Around Value The Three App Types Universal Apps SaaS Apps How to Value an App How to Sell an App Conclusion Software development is a unique and ever-evolving industry. In recent years, we have noticed an increase in the number of online entrepreneurs entering the app space. As the… Read More
Developing Shopify Apps has become an industry in its own right. There are over 2,500 apps on the Shopify store, providing solutions for approximately 500,000 merchants. Some of the most popular apps like Yotpo, Oberlo, GrooveJar and Plugin SEO are being used by hundreds of thousands of Shopify businesses. There’s even a whole community of… Read More
This post has been updated on the 9th of August, 2018. Founded in 2004, in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify is one of the world’s leading e-commerce website platforms. Over its lifespan, the platform has provided a foundation for 500,000+ merchants to sell over $40 billion worth of goods. Shopify has experienced strong growth since 2012. The… Read More
The gloves are off. Walmart, the world’s biggest ‘brick-and-mortar’ retailer, is coming for Amazon, the undisputed king of e-commerce. After acquiring a number of high-profile online retailers of late – most notably Jet.com in the US last year – Walmart has been adding hundreds more third-party sellers to their marketplace, Walmart.com, which is now home… Read More