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SaaS: Leading investment companies


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BY : Diego GutiérrezJune Wed, 2020

Actualmente es un mercado joven y con una buena proyección para el futuro. En posts anteriores conocimos el concepto de SaaS, por lo que en éste distinguiremos la figura del Saas de otras similares como pueden ser Paas e IaaS y daremos a conocer  los inversores más activos en el sector.

SaaS involves third-party providers hosting, maintaining and supporting software requirements with lower upfront costs and eliminates the need for organisations to install and run applications in their own environment or data centres. But, although the service is very similar, the main difference between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS is the degree of control and access the user has over the platform. While in SaaS you have little control and access, in IaaS you have a high degree of control and access.

The companies defined will be Sequoia Capital y The SaaStr Fund.

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Sequoia Capital

Fundada en 1972 por Donald Thomas Valentine, Sequoia Capital es uno de los gigantes en este tipo de inversión. Con sede en Menlo Park, California, Sequoia enfoca sus inversiones en finanzas, energía, empresas, salud e internet.

Sus inversiones empresariales se inclinan actualmente en gran medida hacia este mercado, tomando ideas de todos los sectores y ayudando a un pequeño número de empresarios a alcanzar su máximo potencial cada año.

En total, han invertido en 1.222 empresas, con su catálogo que incluye Zarget (adquirido por Freshworks), a web optimisation and marketing platform; and, Namelya human resources platform.

The SaaStr Fund

El Fondo SaaStr, un fondo de riesgo de 90 millones de dólares, nació de la parte que se centra en ayudar a los fundadores a lanzar y ampliar empresas ndel mercado. Este fondo está reuniendo sus recursos y energía para ayudar en la financiación de las primeras etapas, dirigidas directamente a las empresas de nueva creación: B2B y empresas startups.

The fund dedicates between $500,000 and $6 million for each start-up, while providing expertise to support and promote their ventures. They will also assist their projects by appointing C-Suite staff to run the company's operations.

Entre las nuevas empresas en las que han participado se encuentran Mixmaxa productivity-enhancing software; Automilea commercial fleet and asset tracking and management system; and Teamablea platform for employee referrals and more diverse recruitment.

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