The Top Authoring and Publishing Software SaaS Companies

As of Jan 2020, these 27 SaaS companies are the largest in the Authoring and Publishing Software space. (Click to apply)

This list tracks the largest private B2B Authoring and Publishing Software SaaS companies by revenue. In total, this list features 27 companies with combined revenues of $168.6M.

These companies have raised a total of $35.8M. Together, these Authoring and Publishing Software saas companies serve 181K customers and employ over 2K on their teams.

$0 - $1M ARR
  1. Webydo $990.0K
  2. Plot Factory $901.0K
  3. iThenticate $643.6K
$5M - $10M ARR
$10M+ ARR
  1. Wistia $60.0M
  2. Animoto $31.2M
  3. Proginov $13.4M
  1. 01
    Wistia

    Wistia

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    Market your videos and shows

    $60M

    $1M

    50K

    128

    2006

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  2. 02
    Atypon Systems

    Atypon Systems

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    Developer of online publishing software designed to deliver the right content to the right readers anytime, anywhere. The company provides comprehensive self-service publishing and e-commerce solutions that provide automated marketing, tagging, content man

    $35M

    422

    1996

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  3. 03
    Animoto

    Animoto

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    Helps businesses create professional videos.

    $31M

    $30M

    130K

    113

    2007

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  4. 04
    Proginov

    Proginov

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    Provider of management software publishing and cloud computing hosting services. The company publishes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in SaaS and in client-server mode, including business management, production management, accounting and payro

    $13M

    160

    1996

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  5. 05
    Selling Power

    Selling Power

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    The company primarily operates in the Software industry. Selling Power was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA.

    $7M

    86

    1981

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  6. 06
    ePublishing

    ePublishing

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    ePublishing helps companies make more money online with the leading SaaS content management, community and eCommerce solution for publishers and media companies.The cost-effective ePublishing enterprise platform integrates CMS, Workflow, eCommerce, Communi

    $5M

    62

    1994

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  7. 07
    Omnystudio

    Omnystudio

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    The complete audio management solution for podcast and radio stations

    $4M

    $2M

    750

    5

    2011

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  8. 08
    publica.la

    publica.la

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    About Publica Transform your Printed Publication into a full Digital Publication and create your own custom Newsstand where you can sell subscriptions and your customers can read your Publications. With over 100 customers in sixteen countries, a million

    $2M

    27

    2017

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  9. 09
    RELAYTO Document Experience Platform

    RELAYTO Document Experience Platform

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    EXPERIENCE IS THE MESSAGE RELAYTO is the next-generation of customer-facing documents, successor to 30-year old PDFs. We transform static content into cash and give you visual interactive experiences that soft-sell, 24/7. How? We take EXISTING content a

    $2M

    19

    2015

    Authoring and Publishing Software

  10. 10
    Mth Sense

    Mth Sense

    Authoring and Publishing Software

    We're a mobile on-device profiling and ad-serving platform initially focused on in-app ads. We profi...

    $1M

    11

    2012

    Authoring and Publishing Software

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What are the fastest growing companies doing?

83 of the fastest growing companies that also have the most revenue have a clear expansion revenue strategy. On average, sales reps are selling plans where starting contract value is $4,606.

Those same companies employ 1,678 sales reps that carry a quota. The most common compensation plan used by these companies is a 1:5 ratio of sales rep on target earnings (OTE) to quota. Meaning if a rep can earn $200k in base and commissions, quota target for that year is set at 5x, or $1m in new ARR closed.

If you’re going to build a high growth SaaS company, you need to figure out how to scale with quota carrying sales reps.

Which CEO’s are the most efficient capital allocators?

We can measure this a variety of ways. Which company has the most revenue per employee? What about dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised? What about time, which founder went from $0 to $10m the fastest?

Looking deeper at dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised, bootstrappers take the cake because they self fund (denominator zero). When we look at companies that have raised at least $1m, Actito is the clear winner generating $21m in revenue, growing 100% yoy, on just 1m raised ($.05 dollars raised for every $1 of revenue).

Omnisend comes in a close second with $.08 dollars raised for every dollar of revenue. Doing $19m as of December 2020. Proposify gets honorable mention with $0.46 dollars raised (3.25m) for every dollar of revenue ($7m).

The worst performers here are companies like YayPay with $3.68 dollars raised ($14m) per dollar of revenue ($3.8m). Many of the worst performers just did a round of funding and haven’t had a chance to deploy to drive growth yet. That makes this data less valuable but still illustrative.