Apparently in a lot of places. FastCompany recently released their top 50 innovative companies list. These companies were chosen from a list of 410 nominated across 41 categories and countries. The list includes the obvious suspects like Square, Twitch, Shopify, Alibaba, Grab (Singapore, 1bn revenue, Ride hailing + Food delivery+ Finance) and, well, Apple!
Larry Susskind, MIT professor and co founder of the Program on Negotiation and Consensus Building Institute, made an appearance in the ‘Negotiations Ninja’ podcast hosted by Mark Raffan to talk about his book – Good for you, Great for Me.
“…..No more drudgery, no more toil. This gives us the chance to imagine an entirely different kind of society, … where creators, discoverers, performers and innovators come together with their patrons and financiers to talk about issues, entertain, enlighten, provoke each other.”
As always, the Blissfully Annual SAAS report has a wealth of interesting findings. App turnover is common (I get that – with so many me too products with little differentiation chasing the same market) – typical mid sized companies changed 39% of their stack last year. 71% of companies has at leas one SaaS subscription with no billing owner.
I found some gems in a dated piece by Victor Belfor post a few years back in TechCrunch. Talking about new market disruptions lead by major technological shifts (like PC, Mobile, Cloud computing etc.) A large opportunity exists for startups who can deliver to the large companies who have been slow in the uptake of mobility and cloud computing . According to a RightScale study 92% of the large enterprises with 1000 employees or more have applications on the cloud now.
44.6% of calls to mobile phones will be scam calls in 2019 up 400% from 2017
A First Orion report calls out the alarming growth in scam calls – 3.7% in Q2 2017 to a whopping 44.6% projected for Q2 2019. 42.1% of all calls will be Scam or nuisance, that is nearly half of all calls. 9 of 10 calls will use area code spoofing.
Tomasz Tunguz delivered a session on 10 Learnings About Free Trials at Saastr 2019. Based on a survey with 590 respondents – from single digit ARR to public SaaS companies and a wide variety of price points and customer profiles. 1000+ lines of R code was written to make sense of the data.
50 Immigrant founded unicorns (of total 91)have a collective value of $248B and add an average 1200 jobs per unicorn.