Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Found a SaaS Startup


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SaaS companies are the darlings of the public market. The average publicly traded SaaS company enjoys twice as strong a revenue multiple as ten years ago. SaaS companies’ time to IPO has been decreasing steadily from over 10 years since founding to under 7. Despite the decrease in time to IPO, the average dollars raised at IPO has tripled from the early nineties and grown by 50% since 2000. I analyzed the 41 publicly traded SaaS companies comparing to understand the trends in SaaS IPO.

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