Value Inspiration Blog

Stories and thoughts about inspiring new forms of value creation

“To reach a goal you’ve never before attained, you must do things you’ve never before done”

“To reach a goal you’ve never before attained, you must do things you’ve never before done.”
Avoid ever having to say ‘we wished we’d had the guts to do it, but now it’s too late.’
I believe curiosity is something to cherish in every aspect of a business software company. It’s critical at the start when you develop the big idea and make it a reality, but it’s possibly even more important as your business grows and evolves. […]

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What are the 3 levers for growth you bet on in 2022?

growth levers

Over the past months, I’ve had numerous conversations with tech-entrepreneurs on the topic of leverage. So let me highlight one critical question:
“My VCs asked me: ‘If we’d invest €4 million in your business – where would you focus this money to deliver the biggest multiplier?’ […]

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Struggling to get your SaaS gross-margins to top 70%?

gross margins in saas

“Optimizing your costs and expenses is key to building a winning cloud company. In cloud, gross margins measure how effective companies are in delivering their software to customers, and they average 65-70% across company lifetimes.”
Now I completely agree with this – however, I’d like to address an area where I see a lot of SaaS companies negatively impact their margin: The quality of their revenue. […]

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