Tag Archives: software

Review of Online Raise Startup Club with Mel Morrison from Bluesona

Last Thursday, the Raise Startup Club hosted a meetup on Zoom with guest speaker Mel Morrison from Bluesona. Mel has built Bluesona up over the last few years from an idea to a startup that now sells through their partners in the insurance industry. Having identified the problem of drivers being distracted by their mobile…

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Have you considered joining up the dots?

Steve Jobs said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made…

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Digital Forum – the Go Programming Language with GDG, Teamwork

Early morning coding session with the Google Developer Group, sponsored by Teamwork and Raise. Today it’s a developer into to the Go programming language. Raise has its origins in the Digital Circle and we believe strongly that we can’t have a thriving startup community without a thriving developer community. We have a live Zoom room…

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CAC…CLTV…MRR….SAAS…B2B buzzword bingo

CAC: Customer Acquisition Costs (also known as COCA in some places) CLTV: Customer Life Time Value MRR: Monthly Returning Revenue CAC is usually associated with SAAS (Software as a Service) and B2B (Business to Business) software sales and especially startups. Knowing about CAC and your ratios (CAC:MRR) will be important when trying to raise finance…

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Kingdom of Code: The Old Gods and the New

(Originally posted at: https://medium.com/@dhkirk/kingdom-of-code-the-gods-of-the-old-and-the-new-part-1-of-2-f902bf32910d and used with permission.) This is inevitably going to get tagged as TL:DR. If you are thus inclined, skip to the last section now. For originality, it’s called LAST SECTION I wrote my first program over fifty years ago — for the historians out there, a few lines of Fortran that ran on…

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