The best SAAS businesses have a LTV to CAC ratio that is higher than 3, sometimes as high as 7 or 8

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A great way to understand any business model is to answer the following simple question:

Can I make more profit from my customers than it costs me to acquire them?

This is effectively a study of the unit economics of each customer. To answer the question, we need two metrics:

(How to calculate LTV and CAC)

Entrepreneurs are usually overoptimistic about how much it costs to acquire a customer. This probably comes from a belief that customers will be so excited about what they have built, that they will beat a path to their doors to buy the product. The reality is often very different!

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The best SaaS companies achieve 5-7% annual revenue churn – equivalent to a loss of $1 out of every $200 each month

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In 2018, the global tech spending is forecast to amount to 3,212 billion U.S. dollars.

SaaS organizations are now operating in over 100 countries

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A 2017 SaaS Capital survey showed that young companies actually have higher retention rates than more mature SaaS businesses

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