Why SaaS Startups Fail

  Why SaaS Startups Fail Start Up, End Down?  The ever dynamic world of startups is an interesting one, and as with every other thing, it has its fair share of ups and downs. Interestingly, there are always lessons to learn from the successes and failures of startups. No one wants to start a business with the intention to fail. However, oftentimes we have seen different startups start well with promising possibilities, and then suddenly begin a nose dive, a downward spiral through a vortex of doom. When such startups fail, one major question that any reasonable person would ask is "Why? Why did the startup fail?" and that is a very valid question.  The rise and fall of SaaS startups For those who may just be seeing 'SaaS' for the first time, it stands for 'Software as a Service' and basically, it refers to the delivery of applications that solve a plethora of problems, over the internet, but as a subscription-based service, as opposed to the traditional way th

This You? - Your Digital Footprints Matter

If you have been on social media long enough, there’s a possibility that you may have seen this question - “This you?” or a similar phrase to bring people’s attention, including the original poster, to something that was posted earlier that could contradict or implicate the original poster. Twitter is just one of those interesting social media platforms where we see different “This you?” moments play out regularly (Oh! Twitter is a really volatile place, and you don’t want to be ‘this youed’ in bad light, or you will become the feast of the dragons that prowl the different streets of Twitter seeking whom they will devour.) and it’s always like there is someone somewhere actively archiving your posts and waiting for you to slip up so they can serve you with a “this you?” with a screenshot of your post from 1985, but the truth is that no one is really monitoring your tweets and saving screenshots; you left a trail, and the internet archived your data for you, for easy retrieval (uhm! We

Strangers in Love

"Do you believe in true love?" the lady beside me asked me as the aircraft began its cruise enroute Lagos. I looked out the aircraft window at the beautiful art nature was painting with the clouds, the sky and setting sun. I was an unapologetic nature lover, and nature was vast. "Yes" I answered, turning to face her. "Hmm... I think I've lost faith in its existence" She answered. That was not the type of conversation I wanted to have, considering I woke up in the morning to a breakup text from the one I thought was "the one", the umpteenth time. "Oh well! Different strokes, different folks" I answered with a shrug, and looked out the window again, not wanting anything to come between me and the beautiful view I was seeing outside. "It's beautiful!" the lady said. I looked at her, and she pointed at the window. "Oh yeah" I answered, letting a little smile through. "I love sunrises and sunsets, especially