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One response to “Lithium’s Eye-Popping $53.4 Million”

  1. Mike Volpe - CMO @ HubSpot

    HubSpot is another example (and maybe the first company to do this big fund raise in the marketing software market) we raised $32 million in March 2011 from Sequoia, Google and

    I think these big funding rounds are a recognition that it does take a lot of $ to fund fast growth in SaaS – not the getting to market phase, but the scaling phase. You are essentially financing your customers, perhaps paying $20,000 in sales and marketing cost today for someone who pays you $1,000-$3,000 per month, for example.