SaaS Companies Can Increase Revenue 1.5 to 14 Times and Valuation 8.5 to 127 Times by Becoming a Payment Facilitator

My Post201.jpgThe convergence of Software as a Service (Saas) and payments as a value added service is accelerating, as more SaaS companies become payment facilitators.

Infinicept today launched a new ROI (Return On Investment) calculator to show technology and SaaS companies how integrating a payment facilitator model into their business strategies can open up new revenue streams and increase valuations.

Over the past several months, an in-depth analysis of several vertically focused software companies across the hospitality, auto services, event management and personal services verticals was performed leveraging the ROI calculator. By adopting the payment facilitator model, the analysis concluded that software companies can dramatically increase their revenue (sometimes by as much as 14 times) while also increasing their valuation – by as much as 127 times.

The ROI calculator is a free service that allows companies to enter a few data points about their customers and merchant card processing programs to generate a customized report showing their potential revenue opportunity and increased valuations as a payment facilitator. This new tool is available at Infinicept.com/roi-calculator – Read more

The 8 features all enterprise SaaS applications must have

My Post125.jpgSlick UIs and fast setup make great first impressions, but enterprise managers know they’re the tip of the iceberg. Unsexy features like interoperability are the real foundation.

Why bootstrapping your SaaS business is a great idea

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Venture capital funding is at an all-time high in India.

In 2017, Indian companies received VC/private equity funding to the tune of $17.6 billion, with Japan’s Softbank investing nearly a quarter of that amount in Flipkart, Paytm, and OYO. It would appear as if nearly every tech-based startup is backed by VC funds these days and if you want to make it to the big leagues, you need VC money, period.

But a closer look reveals that this claim is not quite true. Bootstrapping may not only be a viable alternative to VC funding, but it might also actually be your ticket to startup success.

Consider Sridhar Vembu’s Zoho, which lies comfortably in the multi-billion dollar valuation field, while being guarded assiduously from external funding for nearly two decades now. Similarly, Paras Chopra’s Wingify, which has an ARR of $18 million, was bootstrapped.

One could go on. The list of companies that were built from the ground up, without being funded by VCs, is quite a long one. If you do decide to go through it, a common pattern emerges: a majority of these businesses are B2B SaaS (Software as a Service) ones. – Read More