Looking back, Sarah Bird admits that her ascension to CEO of Moz, one of the B2B tech world’s most respected companies, was a little non-traditional. In fact, when you consider that she twice thought about quitting, Bird says it’s kind of amazing that she reached this point at all. Then again, as Fishkin explained in […]
OpenView Venture Partners announced today that it has successfully completed the fundraising of OpenView Venture Partners IV, L.P., with commitments of $250 million. This new oversubscribed fund brings the firm’s total capital under management to nearly $700 million. OpenView is committed to maintaining its focused strategy, investing in expansion-stage software companies. Since its founding in […]
At the expansion stage, B2B software companies are focused on two primary objectives: Getting more customers Getting more internal talent Here at OpenView, we are so committed to that notion that we’ve built an an entire investment support team that only focuses on helping our company in those two areas. Designing Your Organization Structure: Where […]
Will computers in the workplace ever become obsolete? Pretty unlikely in the short term, but there is tremendous opportunity for mobile applications to improve work processes. For consumers, mobile has become everything. The success of consumer facing companies started today depends either highly or solely on their mobile strategy, experience, and user base. And while […]
Software companies at the expansion stage are typically focused on building and scaling their sales teams. OpenView Labs works with our portfolio companies to help them get more talent by leading searches for their key hires, and is currently leading three Account Executive (Inside Sales) searches for our portfolio companies across the country — Datadog […]
It seems like everyone is talking about burn rates this week. Several high-profile VCs have sounded the alarm (starting with Bill Gurley in the WSJ and then with Marc Andreessen going on one of his now patented “tweet storms”). While all of those guys have addressed some very real concerns (namely, that when the market […]
Most entrepreneurs will agree that there are a few consistent pain points in trying to navigate the fundraising process. While raising operating capital is often a necessary step in building and growing a business, the most common frustration amongst entrepreneurs’ stems from the time and resources they sacrifice engaging in conversations with VCs that […]
At OpenView, we focus exclusively on B2B software companies at the expansion stage. But what does that mean, specifically?
There are six natural startup advantages you have over larger, entrenched competitors. When leveraged along with a true sense of urgency, they can help you achieve explosive growth.
In this week’s edition of the Founder’s Corner, Will Critchlow, co-founder and CEO of Distilled shares his thoughts on why he created the company when he did, which mistakes he’d correct if given the chance, how SEO will continue to evolve, and more.