It’s not just you: The freemium bar is shifting

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. In recent weeks, several companies tweaked the free tiers of their...

The rise of API-first companies, in fintech and beyond

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. API-first companies aren’t a new thing, but I have been paying...

As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty

Should SaaS companies contact as many of their users as they can in hopes of converting them from free to paid? Best-in-class companies don’t, a new survey-based report found. According to OpenView’s third annual product benchmarks report, which the VC...