Inturact Acquires SaaS Invaders

SaaS Invaders, Exclusive Software & Product Deals, Acquired by Inturact

Deals and Discovery Marketplace for
Software, Tech, and Web Apps

Houston, TX: SaaS Invaders, a private technology product deals and discovery marketplace has been acquired by Inturact, a SaaS marketing agency based in Houston, TX for an undisclosed amount. SaaS Invaders, previously headquartered in Montpellier, France, was founded by a team of marketers, developers and growth hackers in 2015 and has received international recognition for its featured product deals and focus on cloud-based platforms.

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Facebook to shut down #Parse, migrate to @batch!

Yesterday Facebook is shutting down Parse (Building apps isn’t easy). In a blog post, Parse that it will be totally shut down on January 28th, 2017.

On this post you can read:

“We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we’re winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere.

We understand that this won’t be an easy transition, and we’re working hard to make this process as easy as possible. We are committed to maintaining the backend service during the sunset period, and are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services.” Read more

 

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But we have a solution for you: use Batch.com

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10 essential tools for 2016!

Today we would like to present you 10 amazing tools for growth you business, increase your productivity and get power! 🙂


Aircall
: The best phone system for you team.

Description: Aircall isn’t just an application for managing calls to your business, it’s an all-in-one tool that will allow you to create a number in more that 40 countries, have a team for every number, and receive your calls from anywhere using a simple internet connection.

Plan: Starter $10 / Month. Until Sunday January 22 we credit your account with $108 on SaaS Invaders!

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Prospect.io: Sales Prospecting, like a Boss

Description: Send emails directly from your Linkedin, add automatically prospect on Pipedrive and get notified on your Slack! If you want more information, read this article!

Plan: Free for 1 user and 50 email queries / month

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Attach.io: The one place to control, share, and track your sales documents.

Description: Send your documents with Attach, know who opens, what pages they read and close more deals!

Plan: FREE for 3 documents.

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Real Time Analytics: Google analytics, much better!

Description: Real Time Analytics it’s a perfect tool for to maximize your ROI. Real Time Analytics analyses the multiple channels acquisition about past and real time traffic to give you accurate projections about future traffic on your website.

Plan: Free for Open Beta

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Heap: Instant, Retroactive Analytics

Description: Heap automatically captures and track every user action on your website or your app!

Plan: Free 5,000 sessions / months

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Vyte.in: Schedule meetings 10x faster

Description: Spend 1 minute setting your availability preferences. Share your personal scheduling page with Clients, Users, Customers. They visit your Vyte page to pick an acceptable time, and the meeting is added to your calendar.

Plan: FREE

Vyte.in

 

Polymail: Simple, beautiful, powerful email

Description: With Polymail start a new experience with this beautiful native app for Apple OS!

Plan: Free for Beta

Polymail

 

Notify.ly: Get notified on Slack

Description: Get notification in your Slack when your startup is mentioned online!

Plan: Free

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Algolia: Build unique search experiences

Description: Incredible tool to hosted search API in your website and revelant results from the first keystroke.

Plan: Hacker FREE 10,000 records.

Algolia

 

Mixmax: Make email awesome

Description: All in one tool for your Gmail: track emails, set up meetings in an instant, use templates, schedule emails!

Plan: FREE

Mixmax

 

 

Enjoy!

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Find an email in 2 minutes with @Email_Hunter!

Everyone needs to find emails, Email Hunter for Chrome is an indispensable tool for that!

1. Install Email Hunter for Chrome

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2. Find the contact you are looking for on Linkedin

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3. Use the Email Hunter button to find the email

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4. Verify that the email is valid with Mailtester

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Let’s go!! 

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5 amazing Tools for startups created by @efounders

eFounders is a startup studio created by Thibaud Elziere and Quentin Nickmans. The studio builds SaaS products and especially 5 amazing Web Apps: Aircall, Mention, Mailjet, Front & TextMaster.


Aircall is a tool for create your phone support in minutes! You get phone numbers in 30 countries directly in your app. You can assign calls at your team, custom messages, decide when your numbers is open to receive calls, analyze your performance and more!

Starter offer $10/month

 


Mention is the web monitoring platform. Mention monitor all the web, websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and billions of sources in real time! With Mention you never miss a conversation about your startup, you identify the influencers and you react immediately with your dashboard.

Starter offer $29/month

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Mailjet is a email marketing tools to propel your startup! One solution for email marketing. With Mailjet you can create contact list management, personalize your email campaigns, use beautiful newsletter templates, sending email with SMTP relay, segment your contact list, run A/B testing and track all results!

Starter offer is FREE 🙂 (6000 emails a month & 200 emails/day)

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Front is an incredible and simple tool for manage your inbox. With Front you receive and respond to all of your conversations directly in one application. Email, phone, SMS, Facebook, Twitter in one place! No more missed messages, great collaboration with your team, analytics into your team’s inboxes and find all your messages.

Starter offer is FREE! ? (1 team inbox, 5 users).

Front


TextMaster is a online translation service. One place for translate all your content in more than 30 languages (web, newsletter, legal, marketing, technical, SEO, business content…). TextMaster select qualified freelance writer & translator! Online intuitive platform for translate documents and you receive your translations in just a few hours.

Basic offer is $0,039 per word!

TextMaster


And if you want take great informations and news about SaaS resources read the SaaS Club Newsletter by Rachel Vanier!

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Perry Oostdam: the story of a successful pivot!

Perry Oostdam Co-founder & CEO at Recruitee a fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool!

Hi Perry, could you tell us how did you come up with the idea to launch your start-up ?

I’ve met my co-founder Pawel online -on a platform for entrepreneurs. We’ve started GeoRun (a gps-based gaming company) four years ago. When our team grew, we looked around for a handy recruiting tool. We couldn’t really find a simple and intuitive tool, and decided to build our own tool for internal use. Several startups in Amsterdam and Poznan started to use our solution as well, and we realized Recruitee could be turned into a separate business. One year later, we’ve pivoted our business and got the whole team working on Recruitee.

Could you introduce your app in few lines ?

Recruitee is a fast, easy, collaborate hiring platform. We aim to be an industry standard for fast-growing teams, proving them with both a backend recruiting tool (ATS) and career site editor (employer branding).

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Would you share with our community one funny anedocte about your start up ?

When we started this project (Recruitee had another name back then), we bought a domain name on one of the big auction sites. We had no external cash and decided to bootstrap our business at least till breakeven.

After two weeks of being live, we received a very angry letter from a NY law firm indicating that our name was infringing on their copyright. Damn it, and that after two weeks!

We bluffed that our operations would stay in Europe, and our initiative wouldn’t hurt their business in the US. One week later, a domain name broker approached us, asking if we would consider selling the domain.

We ended up selling the domain name for an amount that brought us to breakeven ;-).

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What are your 3 favorites Saas apps ? Excluding yours of course 😉

Intercom

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If you had to compare your start-up, would it be a movie, a sport or a music band ? Which one and why ?

A movie. The Godfather of course! Why? Because we make you an offer you can’t refuse ;-).

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Enjoy 50% discount on Recruitee during 6 months! Until september 20 ?

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Bram Kanstein: founder @startupstash & previously @ProductHunt!

Bram Kanstein is an entrepreneur, Product Hunter and more! Bram makes us the pleasure to answer to some few questions.

Hi Bram, a few lines to tell us a bit more about your career?

I’ve been active in the internet world for some time now. Started at The Next Web with an internship and working in the Marketing team. Then I went on to work at an Amsterdam based investor, helping startups with product development and strategy. Tried and failed at 2 startups in between 🙂
Then I launched startupstash.com and joined Product Hunt as their European community manager. Now I’m off to pursue new adventures 🙂

Could you give us some tips to have a successfull launch on Producthunt?

Make sure your product is awesome of course 🙂 Find a hunter that has posted products in your vertical before. Check Whohunt.io for instance. Make sure you have a proper (not to long) comment ready + great images of your product you can add to the post. Stay active in the comments, thank people for upvoting (do this on Twitter) and try to leverage your appearance on PH with other publications like Techcrunch etc.

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How do you select your Apps on Startupstash?

It took my about 5 months to index around 700 products. Eventually I chose 400 products to be in the first version of Startup Stash. I look at the product itself and what they offer. Basically it’s my own opinion of cool tools 🙂

It seems that you’re working on a new project … Timeforstartups. Can you tell us a bit more about this? 🙂

YES!! This is going to be a weekly show on Blab.im where I, together with an awesome co-host give feedback to 3 startups (20 minutes each, 1hr total). This will be live-streamed and shared on Youtube also. confirmed co-hosts are Chris Messina, Jonathon Triest, Owen Williams, Cody Simms, Marc Kohlbrugge, Levels.io, Emiel Janson and more!

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Lastly, what are your 3 favorite Web Apps?

Getpoint.co: Share and discuss articles and websites with friends, directly from any webpage.

Getrevue.co: Create an engaging, gorgeous, weekly email newsletter.

And I use Twitter on Web A LOT 🙂

 

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5 essential Web Tools to launch your startup!

Here are 5 tools very useful to run your startup :

Namech_k

Namech_k is a tool that you can use to find your startup name and check its availability. Namech_k search for you on domain names available but also on all the social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or ProductHunt!

 

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Instapage 

Instapage is an app that lets you create a landing page in just 3 minutes. Before launching your product, you must have a landing page to test your market fit!

Get 50% Off during 6 Months on SaaS Invaders!

 

Bananatag 

When you’re launching your startup you will send a lot of emails ! Bananatag is the essential tool to track your sent emails. You will be able to check your emails stats : open rate ; clicks on different links from your email or even the location of your recipient!

 

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Simplifyd 

There are hundreds CRM on the market but Simplifyd is particularly well done and very beautiful. It allows you to have an overview about your sales, but you can also manage your contacts, calendar, to do list, timeline …

Get 3 Months FREE on SaaS Invaders!

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Buffer 

You are a web startup ? So you have to use social medias ! Buffer lets you manage all your pages (Facebook , Twitter, Google + …) from just one interface ! With Buffer, you can schedule your publications and track the performance for an optimal result.

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Kiss and Love from France
Team SaaS Invaders

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Thibaud Elziere, co-founder @Fotolia and great Web Apps (@mailjet, @aircall, @mention…)

Thibaud Elziere is a fabulous french entrepreneur, he especially co-founded Fotolia (bought in 2014 by Adobe for 800 million dollars) as well as the startup studio Efounders which has performed Mailjet, Aircall, Mention, TextMaster or Front.

Thibaud makes us the pleasure to answer to some few questions!

Hi Thibaud, a few lines to tell us a bit more about your career?

I caught the entrepreneurship virus pretty early on – I never even worked as an employee. I decided to build Fotolia while I was still studying. After 4 years of building Fotolia, I built Zilok in 2008. 3 years later, in 2011, I met Quentin Nickmans to create eFounders. And it is what I’ve been working every single day since.

eFounders, what is it and how it works? If I have a great idea for a new SaaS app, can I contact you?

eFounders is a startup studio. Our process is to develop our business ideas inside our studio; once an idea is validated and falls under our building thesis, we “hire” two co-founders to develop the business with us and make it skyrocket. We build 3 to 4 SaaS startups a year. After 18 months, each startup becomes independent. So far, we have built 7 startups used my millions of businesses.
As a startup studio, we generate business idea internally. You can always contact me to talk about SaaS, I love it ; but it won’t become an eFounders startup! If you are an exceptional entrepreneur (business or tech), on the other hand, you are more than welcome to apply to become our co-founder.

In your opinion, what are the succes criteria for a start-up on a SaaS market?

1. The Market positioning. We believe in what we call the “Fortune 5 Million” market opportunity (as opposed to “Fortune 500”). Millions of companies that use your product, every day, and globally.

2. The team: in order to build a SaaS unicorn, you need a formidable founding team with both exceptional business and technical skills

3. A great mindset: to me, your startup mindset and culture should rely on resilience, ambition and a bit of craziness in order to succeed.

Can you give us THE metric to monitor when you have a SaaS software?

Definitely: Churn. Churn changes everything, it makes the difference between a pony and a unicorn. The cost of a huge churn, when your revenue is important, kills your business. And at the same time, the profit of a negative churn makes a very small business looks like the next unicorn.

Rather than an advice,  could you share with us a failure, regret?

About a failure: we recently shut down one of our apps, Solved.io after a few weeks in beta. Although we were very fond of the team and the product, we had to face the truth: we did not find a product-market fit. It was necessary decision to make and we learned a lot from it, yet it was a hard one.

And if there is one thing to regret… maybe not having built Slack? 🙂

What are your 3 favorite SaaS apps? Excluding those from eFounders, of course 😉

Algolia: because they have a disruptive technology which is pretty rare for a SaaS solution (Disclaimer: I am an investor)

Slack (of course): because it completely changed the way we communicate within a company. And all the integrations and the endless possibilities make it an awesome product.

Workable: we like the team and the product at efounders – because we receive so many job applications every day, Workable has helped us streamline the process a lot.

 

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