2022 State of Cloud

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Kent Bennett (Venture Capitalist @bessemervp) talks about the 2022 State of Cloud report, the evolution of the SaaS business model, new monetization models, and the Great Resignation.

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Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Let’s talk a little bit about your background, and where you focus your attention these days at Bessemer.

Topic 2 - The media headlines for Cloud aren’t great these days. What are the headlines from your State of Cloud 2022?

Topic 3 - Help us understand how much money has come into the VC systems over the last couple years and where it’s being targeted.

Topic 4 - Let’s talk about the $1 to $18 model in SaaS. How does that happen, and what separates the good companies ($18) from the good/mediocre companies ($7).

Topic 5 - You talk about “First Act” and indirect models, focused on all their companies that deliver pieces of a monetization model. How long do we expect that approach to last, because we see a wave of consolidation?

Topic 6 - A lot has been discussed about the “Great Resignation”. This has impacted both tech workers and non-tech. How do you see technology companies having an impact or influence on the global workforce?

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