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Cloud Stocks: Calling ALL PaaS Leaders

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 26th 2019

You may have read some of my writings on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), for example, on our blog, LinkedIn, or SeekingAlpha:

Cloud Stocks: SaaS Companies NEED PaaS Strategy
SaaS Companies: You Have An Unprecedented Opportunity

At 1Mby1M, we’re putting significant emphasis on PaaS for our community of SaaS entrepreneurs, with the observation that both customer acquisition and exits would come more naturally if they work within certain eco-systems to which they have strategic relevance.


Our community is FULL of B-to-B SaaS companies.

Our community is FULL of investors who like to invest in B-to-B SaaS ventures. You will find numerous interviews discussing this subject on the Seed Capital series on our blog and our podcast.

Recently, we’ve also covered Bootstrapping to Exit extensively, including pointing out that some investors are now looking at smaller exits instead of mindlessly chasing Unicorns. A few more pieces on the topic are:

The Buy Side of Bootstrapping to Exit
Bootstrapping to Exit Case Studies
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Qualys Acquires 1Mby1M Company Adya
Cinedigm Acquires Bootstrapped 1Mby1M Company Future Today for $60 Million

These are very relevant scenarios for entrepreneurs developing on the various PaaS platforms.

And then, of course, there are the outliers like Veeva and Apttus that were developed on the Salesforce.com PaaS and became Unicorns, which too are of interest to the investor community we work with.

With that background, I’d like to propose that we do cobranded accelerators on our Incubator-in-a-Box platform to support a multitude of PaaS eco-systems.

If you are in charge of a PaaS eco-system, please do get in touch with us!

Photo credit: ActiveSteve/Flickr.com.

This segment is a part in the series : Cloud Stocks


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