Ed Byrne is the co-founder of Soilworks Natural Capital, a public benefit corporation focused on accelerating the move to regenerative agriculture; he is also the co-founder of Scaleworks, a Venture Equity Fund that invests in, and operates, software-as-a-service companies.

The food and agriculture sectors are on the precipice of a…

There are already a variety of explanations and definitions for what Regenerative Agriculture is, but I haven’t yet come across one for the people who eat food, not farm it.

One-Liner: Regenerative Agriculture is a form of farming that works with all of nature to produce food that is both…

Originally published in Protocol

Let’s not underplay the current situation — we are in crisis mode. Not because we’re heading towards a recession, not because SaaS companies might shrink, but because of all the unknown unknowns. …

In this article I want to introduce Natural Capital — as we define it at Soilworks — explain why it is a critically important resource and why businesses and entrepreneurs should get involved.

Natural Capital is the world’s stock of natural resources, which includes geology, soils, air, water and all…

(Originally Published on Techcrunch)

We’ve had a great decade long run in SaaS — abundant capital, thriving economy, and a massive existing market shift from on-premise to Cloud.

But the good times will end and challenges are coming.

I’m not predicting when it will happen — maybe it’s the spread…

(Originally published on TechCrunch)

There comes a time for many founders when they are ready to pass the baton of running their business to someone else. It’s a rare founder that wants to go from zero to running and scaling a large long-term company. When that time comes — you…

There’s a lot of power in simplicity. The best writers and communicators tend to write in short sentences and use common words so that their audience can quickly understand the message, and not spend too many brain cycles deciphering the words.

Simple ideas spread faster. Simple ideas are easier to…

If you’re a SaaS business — you’re likely overwhelmed with data and an ever growing list of acronyms that purport to unlock secret keys to your success. But like most things — tracking with you do has very little impact on what you actually do. It’s really important to find…

How do you know your product is priced too low? One way is when you raise the price between 13 and 18%, you have almost no churn, not many complaints, and your stock price actually goes up!

When Netflix increased their prices a few weeks ago, investors were so confident…

A group of Product Managers just co-authored what sounds like an interesting book, called ‘Launch’. But I doubt it will get the readership it may deserve. It certainly won’t get a mass of critical reviews.

Why? Because it’s free.

Free isn’t a business model. Charging isn’t only about making money…

Ed Byrne

Partner at Scaleworks. Growing SaaS businesses.

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