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