My love affair with large, competitive, fragmented markets

“Pioneers get slaughtered, while the settlers prosper”

  • Social media management tools: Hootsuite ($150m), Buffer ($10m), Meet Edgar ($4m), Schedugram ($4m)…
  • Support software: ServiceCloud / Salesforce ($2.8bn), Zendesk ($430m), FreshDesk ($100m), GrooveHQ ($7m), HelpScout, Teamwork Desk…
  • Accounting software: QuickBooks/Intuit ($5.1bn), Xero ($260m), MYOB ($300m), FreshBooks ($50m), LessAccounting, Intaact, Netsuite…
  • Sales CRM: Salesforce ($8.9bn), PipeDrive ($20m), FreshSales, SalesForce, BaseCRM, HighRise, Nimble, Insightly, NutShell, Stride…
  • Project management: Acconex ($150m), Basecamp ($150m), Trello ($10m), Asana, Zoho, Teamwork Projects…
  • Agile software management: JIRA, Trello, Asana, PivotalTracker, Aha!, Clubhouse…
  1. Marketing innovation

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Ned Dwyer

Ned Dwyer

Australian in SF. Product manager & entrepreneur. Running & reading.