April Digital Disruption Newsletter — An Analysis of IPO Versus M&A Markets

By Steve Rogers. The article’s author is the Chief of Staff to Zuora’s CEO and was previously an equity research associate. The majority of his equity research experience was on Citigroup’s software team. Summary Broad market dynamics are supportive of higher software company valuations due to the increasing demand for their solutions and their decreasing […]

Amazon launches a marketplace for digital subscriptions

Excerpts from an article by Sarah Perez in TechCrunch Amazon has made headway in the subscription business with its Subscribe & Save feature for consumers, which offers discounted pricing on products if you agree to buy on a recurring basis. Now, the retailer is looking to expand its subscription footprint with a new program called […]

Why Brands Like HBO and WWE Are Flocking to Streaming Subscription Services

Excerpts from an article by By A.J. Katz in AdWeek In the history of TV—all 75 years of it—there has never been a time when so much content has been so readily available to watch. But with the average cable package now topping $103, according to Leichtman Research Group, and a new wave of direct-to-consumer […]

WeWork wants to make its business look more like cable TV than real estate

Excerpts from an article by Sarah Kessler in Quartz WeWork, which operates more than 135 locations in 14 countries, essentially does rent arbitrage: It signs long-term commercial leases, divides the space into tiny offices, and rents them, month by month, at a premium. In a February 2016 interview, CEO Artie Minson told me that his […]

Leeyo’s ‘Lofty’ Goals

The Revenue Recognition Summit 2017 is set to take place August 9th and 10th at the Hyatt Regency SFO in the San Francisco Bay Area. The two-day event, Leeyo Software’s 2nd annual industry conference, brings together revenue recognition expertise from all Big 4 accounting firms, day-to-day revenue accountants, pros in finance IT and cross-vertical financial […]

Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Netflix

Excerpts from an article by Daniel B. Kline in Madison.com Netflix has grown from a humble DVD-delivery service into a product that has changed how first Americans, then the world, consume content. The company has done something many successful businesses have failed to do. It transformed itself, moving away from a successful business model to […]

Crazy Eights: Meet the Revenue Experts in Eight Fun Questions

Editor’s note: Today’s post is the latest in a series of introductions to the people behind RevPro, the world’s leading revenue recognition automation solution. Sankar Vasudevan, Senior Implementation Specialist at Zuora, is a key member of the team tasked with ensuring a smooth RevPro implementation for customers new to Zuora. So proficient is Sankar at […]

Diversity and Flexibility – Vital in a Subscription World

By Kalwant Gill, Founder of PatchworkQuilt The Subscription Economy grew revenue nine times faster than S&P 500 company revenues over the last few years. And a recent YouGov study showed that 40 million Brits (78% of the adult population) are now subscribing to at least one product or service. It’s clear that there has been an […]