Archive: software as a service


Startup Insider: Inside Arka’s Commitment to Sustainability

By Early Investing on December 8, 2022

We recommended Arka to First Stage Investor members last month. We were very impressed with the way the company is bringing the packaging and shipping industry into the 21st century. Its software-as-a-service solution enables actual packaging management for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) — the companies that act as inventory and shipping middlemen for e-commerce merchants. The software monitors the 3PL’s packaging quantity. When the quantity dwindles to a certain…
Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Analyst Teddy Lyons.  My colleague Teddy Lyons recently moved into a new apartment. Once he unpacked, he realized that there were a dozen additional items that he needed to order…
Cannabis use has been exploding across the country. But it’s a disjointed market.  Cannabis operators rely on software programs for their team communications, distribution, compliance documentation and more. And these programs are a tangled mess with no cross-communication. Operators typically spend $5,000-to-$7,000 a month…

Lendsnap Has Shut Down; Here’s What You Need to Know

By Andy Gordon on January 16, 2020

First Stage Investor portfolio company Lendsnap has shut down. Here’s what investors need to know.

What to Look for in a Software as a Service Company

By Adam Sharp on August 13, 2019

Software as a service companies are some of the hottest investments around. Here’s how to find standout companies in the sector.