In 2021, India's startup scene experienced an incredible year, with $42B raised across 1,584 deals from eager investors. Unfortunately, the momentum was short-lived due to various macroeconomic uncertainties, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, interest rate hikes, volatile capital markets, and fears of a looming recession.
what are the learnable moments coming out of the second-largest bank failure in US history? With the most immediate crises from the Silicon Valley Bank run averted in as elegant a way as possible, founders can wipe the sweat from their brow and focus on what they learned that will protect them in the future :
The weekend turned its back on the start-up ecosystem and sent shockwaves throughout the startup community. The startup world has already been facing major blows in the funding winter but with the recent decision by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to freeze the accounts of numerous startups resulting in significant financial and emotional stress.
The rule of 40 is seen as a key indicator of the health and success of a SaaS business, as it balances the two most critical aspects of a company's financial performance - growth and profitability. While revenue growth is a measure of a company's success in attracting new customers and expanding its business, operating profit margins show the company's efficiency in generating profits from its revenue.