22 min

SaaStr 557: Where Venture Is Right Now with Iconiq GP Doug Pepper and SaaStr Founder Jason Lemkin The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors

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Doug's been an investor is so many of top SaaS companies, from Marketo to Calendly to Loom to Braze to Lattice. Today he's a general partner at one of the top growth-stage VC firms, Iconiq. He and Jason do a deep dive on where the venture markets really are today, and what it means for founders.  
Key Takeaways:
#1. VC remains open — at least for deals  
#2. So many top, mid, and later-stage SaaS companies raised tons of capital in 2021, so much … that few really need to go back to market and raise again this year.
 
#3. VCs are taking more time, but more “back to normal” time Growth deals can still be done in 3-4 weeks, just not 1 week now.
 
#4. Not only is there is plenty of money in venture — but even more is coming. Top funds are continuing to raise huge funds.
 
#5. The biggest issue in venture today is just that founders haven’t changed their expectations
 
#6. 2016 was tough, too. 
 
#7.  Watch What the Big PE Firms like Vista, Thoma Bravo, etc. do in SaaS.  They know.
 
Full video: https://youtu.be/WehTJ4RNBaQ
 
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Doug's been an investor is so many of top SaaS companies, from Marketo to Calendly to Loom to Braze to Lattice. Today he's a general partner at one of the top growth-stage VC firms, Iconiq. He and Jason do a deep dive on where the venture markets really are today, and what it means for founders.  
Key Takeaways:
#1. VC remains open — at least for deals  
#2. So many top, mid, and later-stage SaaS companies raised tons of capital in 2021, so much … that few really need to go back to market and raise again this year.
 
#3. VCs are taking more time, but more “back to normal” time Growth deals can still be done in 3-4 weeks, just not 1 week now.
 
#4. Not only is there is plenty of money in venture — but even more is coming. Top funds are continuing to raise huge funds.
 
#5. The biggest issue in venture today is just that founders haven’t changed their expectations
 
#6. 2016 was tough, too. 
 
#7.  Watch What the Big PE Firms like Vista, Thoma Bravo, etc. do in SaaS.  They know.
 
Full video: https://youtu.be/WehTJ4RNBaQ
 
Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the 🌎largest community for B2B software.
Subscribe for weekly updates: https://www.saastr.com/subscribeform
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saastr
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2724976
Quora Group: https://www.quora.com/q/cloud
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaaStr/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saastr/
Our North American Event: https://bit.ly/2OXeAYh
Our European Event: https://bit.ly/2OZTad8
 

22 min

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