Vertical SaaS

SaaS solutions targeted at specific industries such as insurance, retail, and construction

Overview

Vertical SaaS, also known as vertical cloud, is a subset of software solutions that serve niche industries. Companies in the vertical SaaS industry develop software for a specific industry problem, and they do not deviate from that focus. An example of a vertical SaaS company is Procore Technologies, which develops software specifically for construction management. Vertical SaaS companies are cornering specific target markets, which is a more conservative approach than horizontal SaaS companies.

Vertical SaaS for forestry

Vertical SaaS for construction

Vertical SaaS for warehousing

Vertical SaaS for insurance

Vertical SaaS for drones

Vertical SaaS for manufacturing

Vertical SaaS for life sciences

Vertical SaaS for Safety

Vertical SaaS for legal

Vertical SaaS for agriculture

Vertical SaaS for energy

Timeline

People

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Further reading

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Fintech Scales Vertical SaaS

Kristina Shen, Kimberly Tan, Seema Amble, and Angela Strange

Web

August 4, 2020

The Difference Between Vertical SaaS and Horizontal SaaS - Smart IT

Pavel Kaplunou

Web

April 3, 2020

The Differences Between Vertical and Horizontal SaaS - Koombea

Robert Kazmi

Web

January 22, 2018

Top 20 Vertical SaaS Companies in 2020 Smartkarrot Blog

Simran Mohanty

Web

October 9, 2020

Vertical SaaS vs Horizontal SaaS: What Is the Difference and Why It Matters?

Simran Mohanty

Web

October 7, 2020

Vertical Vs Horizontal SaaS: Which Is The Best...

Guest Author

Web

November 3, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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[Podcast] Sudheer Koneru and Anand Jain on what it takes to scale a SaaS startup

July 5, 2020

Brian Feinstein, Partner at Bessemer, on identifying opportunities in vertical SaaS by Seed to Scale • A podcast on Anchor

May 1, 2019

Equity - Equity Shot: Salesforce's $27.7 billion-dollar Slack message - Alex Willhelm and Natasha Mascarenhas

December 1, 2020

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with Matt Garratt, Trisha Price, David Schmaier, Rob Bernshteyn, and Jason Lemkin | SaaStr

August 7, 2020

Companies

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News

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Author
Date
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Description
Lillian Li
December 23, 2020
TechNode
It's a great time to start a SaaS business in China, says VC principal Joshua Wu, but finding the right sales channels might be a challenge.
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