Shopify merchants were this week notified of a platform-wide update mandating that all customer data collected by third-parties on the merchant’s behalf be sent back to Shopify. Beginning immediately, checkout and payment processing information must go through Shopify unless otherwise authorized in writing, and developers will no longer be able to create multiple platforms offering the… Read More
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We are pleased to share our 2019 Technology M&A Outlook. In this in-depth report, we review the record M&A market activity seen in 2018 and provide a data-backed forecast for the industry in the upcoming year for SaaS, e-commerce and content business owners. We have also shared detailes of our FY’18 performance and some acquisitions that… Read More
At the beginning of each new year, we look back at the previous twelve months to reflect, review and make predictions for the market in future years. This allows us to improve as a company both in terms of the services we offer and the advice we give clients when planning exits or making investments… Read More
Amazon has this week announced Project Zero, a new initiative allowing independent brands to remove counterfeit versions of their products from the platform. Project Zero has come as Amazon’s solution to a major issue that arose for sellers under the e-commerce giant’s previous attempts to prevent counterfeit sales, which had led to false claims wrongly… 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