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NetSuite IPO: Some Thoughts

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11th 2006

Well, here’s a good analysis on Netsuite by Jason Wood: Netsuite Ponders IPO.

I wrote an earlier piece on Netsuite, and contrary to Jason’s point that Nestuite’s lack of Enterprise customer revenues is a negative, I think it is a positive.

You know by now, that I really believe in the SME opportunity. It’s a humongous untapped market opportunity, and I hope NetSuite gets it right, gets to focus on it, and make it happen in a big way. opened the floodgates for Saas and On-Demand business models.

I am hoping NetSuite opens up SME as a perfectly desirable market opportunity. It’s amazing what one big success does …

Right now, I am a bit sick of everyone chasing the already extremely crowded teen market. And to think that the teens have no direct spending power, whereas SME has HUGE direct spending power …!


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