How Many SaaS Companies Are There In the World | SaaS Statistics (2023)

July 20, 2022

10 min

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The two pillars of running asuccessfulSaaSbusiness are thoughtful budgetingof operationalexpensesandcapitalraising.

But how can you make sure that your Saas funding amounts and expenditures are in line with other peers at your scale?

This and many other questions are fully covered in this post.

So, if you are in the SaaS space as an investor, executive, or decision-maker, sit back and keep reading to find out the core SaaS statistics on:

  • The number of saas companies by region
  • How SaaS companies are raising capital and SaaS funding amounts
  • B2b SaaS marketing budget and other channels
  • Core operational expenses of SaaS companies across departments.

The Number of SaaS Companies | SaaS Statistics 2022

The number of SaaS companiesin the world in 2021isabout25,000, according toaStatistareport on SaaS organizations by country(Source).More than that, there arenearly7,000SaaScompanies in the marketing space alone.

According toBusinessWire, in 2021, the world’s SaaS market size is estimated to be$272.49 billion(Source).TheSaaS industry growth rateisapproximately 11.7% (CAGR), meaning that the global SaaS market size will hit$307.3 billionby 2026(Source).

According to Statista, the overall SaaS market is expected to continue growing, as organizations around the world adopt SaaS solutions for a variety of business functions. Among these are solutions for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), as well as webhosting, and eCommerce.

The number of SaaS companies in the US far exceeds other areas, with more than 15,000 SaaS organizationsup to date, as tracked by Statista.TheUS SaaS market sizewas estimated at a whopping$145.5 billionin 2021,represented bysuch renowned moguls as Microsoft, Adobe,Salesforce, and others.

The twootherprospective SaaS markets are the United Kingdom and India. There are 2,000 and 813SaaS companies in the UKandIndiarespectively.

Accordingly, the top countries for SaaS companies are the US (15,000) and the UK (2,000), followed by Canada (1,000), Germany (1,000), France (939), India (813), and China (663), according to Statista.

The Indian SaaS market sizewasvalued ataround$3.5 billionin 2020. The market is further projected to grow at a CAGR of 27% over the period of 2022-2027 toattain$15 billionby 2026, as specified by Business Today (Source).

Chinaenterprise SaaS market sizestands at53.8 billion yuan, or 8,5 billion USD, and is expected to growat a CAGR of 34% in the next 3 years, according to I-Research China (Source).

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As Better Cloud states, the percentage of SaaSout of total company software use is up to 70%.It is projected that 85% of software used by organizations will be SaaS by 2025(Source).

Chief Marketing Technologist mentions thatbusinesseswith fewer than100employees use an average of 102SaaS applications. Meanwhile,the average number of SaaS applicationsforcompanieswith101-1,000employeesis185–an87% increase. This numberalmostdoublesfor organizations with 1,000+employees288applications(Source).

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The percentage of companies using SaaS to meet theirsoftware needs is steadily increasing, with only 38% of companies relying on SaaS in 2016 and 51%in 2018. Thepercentage of companies relying solely on SaaSis projected to hit80%in 2022, according toBlueTree(Source).

According toSaaStr, there are about 337 unicorns and 15 decacorns in the SaaS/Cloud market, each worth$3.39 billionon average. The numbers of SaaS/Cloud unicorns and decacorns are estimated to reach 1000 and 50 respectively in 2022 (Source).

SaaStrconcluded that SaaS companies have an average of36,000 customers.This number can hit 85,000 for public SaaS companies thatmainly sellto SMBs(–128,000 customers,HubSpot – 114,000 customers, –109,000 customers) (Source).

The Biggest SaaS Companies by Customers Number
average < $10k ACV84,833$391,111,111$4,858
average $10k-$100k ACV13,523$572,500,000$40,270
average $100k+ ACV1,709$395,000,000$220,172

How SaaS Companies Are Raising Capital and SaaS Funding Amounts

As businessesshift to the cloud,SaaSfunding amountshavepickedupthe paceover the past decade, leading torecord-breaking$48.5 billion of total investmentacross 2,600+ companiesin 2020(against thepreviousall-time high of$43.6 billionraised in 2019), according to Pitchbook.

The totalcapital raised forSaaSinQ1 of 2021exceeded$9.9 billiondistributed amongst414 organizations worldwide.

Suchan investment boom wasseemingly duetothe onset of Covid-19,rising demand for innovativecloud-basedapproachesacross sectors, including:

  • remote work
  • telehealth
  • e-learning
  • and more.

Fueled by the Covid-19-driven need for innovation on the one hand, SaaS capital raising breaks the record due to a set of benefits SaaS solutions can bring to businesses on the other hand:

  • Scalability (let’s say SaaS offerings for small retailers)
  • Lower costs (as compared to enterprise software)
  • Reduced time to benefit (SaaS solutions are ready to use, so adopters don’t need to configure them from scratch)
  • Upgrades (providers keep their SaaS offerings up to date automatically)
  • Easy to use (SaaS solutions are built on baked-in best practices, meaning that users won’t spend ages on learning endless tutorials).

The Covid-19-accelerated demand and the range of SaaS advantages open even moreentry points for newSaaSstartups,raising significantfunding amountsacross variousinvestment sources.

To draw a clear picture ofhowSaaScompanies are raising capital and how SaaS funding amounts are distributed,we’veanalyzeda range of trustworthy sources and thought leaders, including but not limited to,Statista, and 500 Global, andbroke up all funding information into blocks according to funding source / stage / geography(Q1 of 2021).


SaaS Pre-Seed Funding Amounts

In the first quarter of 2021 (January, February, and March) 40 SaaS startups raised pre-seed capital accounting for $8.8 million.The biggestSaas funding amountsat the pre-seed stage are$1,7 and$1,2 milliondistributed betweentheGermany-basedLevityandtheDenmark-basedOveo.

As shown in the chart below,5 out of 10 SaaS companies are headquartered in the US pointing out the country’spredominancein the totalcapital raised by SaaS.

SaaS Companies Pre-Seed Funding Amounts in Q1 of 2021
SaaS CompaniesFundingCountry
Ssenvia$10,00,000.00United States
ZEDA.IO$4,50,000.00United States
HIRIO$4,00,000.00United States
Abstract$3,50,000.00United States
BuildForce$3,00,000.00United States

SaaS Seed Funding Amounts

The number of SaaS companies that raised capital at the seed stage is 115, with more than half of them accumulating funds worth $1 million and above. Paired with the individual investments, the overall SaaS Seed funding amount landed at a whopping $174 million.

The US-basedTrace,a workflows and analyticsprovider,outreachedits peers, touching$8,3 millionled byGreylock and Uncork Capital.

SaaS Companies Seed Funding Amounts in Q1 of 2021
SaaS CompaniesFundingCountry
Trace$8,300,000United States
XGen$7,500,000United States$7,000,000Israel
Accord$6,000,000United States
Datajoy$6,000,000United States
CloudNatix$4,500,000United States
Calixa$4,250,000United States

SaaS Series A, B, C Funding Amounts

A total of $3,3 billion was raised by 124 SaaS companies across the A, B, C funding rounds, with almost $1.5 billion coming from round C alone. 68 startups raised $752 million in Series A, and 29 companies reached just over $1 billion in Series B.

The US plays the key role inraising capital for SaaS,as 96 out of 124 companies are from the States.

SaaS Series A Funding Amounts in Q1 of 2021
SaaS CompaniesFundingCountry
Vendr$6,00,00,000.00United States
Fabric$4,30,00,000.00United States
Setsail$2,60,00,000.00United States
AgentSync$2,50,00,000.00United States
SaaS Series B Funding Amounts in Q1 of 2021
SaaS CompaniesFundingCountry
Quantum Metric$20,00,00,000.00United States
GRO$8,50,00,000.00United States
Seekout$6,50,00,000.00United States
Emotive$5,00,00,000.00United States
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SaaS Series C Funding Amounts in Q1 of 2021
SaaS CompaniesFundingCountry
HighRadius$30,00,00,000.00United States
Papaya Global$10,00,00,000.00United States
Built$8,80,00,000.00United States
Harness$8,50,00,000.00United States

Raising Capital for SaaS by Region

Speaking geographically, the ultimate leader in raising funds for SaaS is the North American (NA) region, standing at a staggering $7.8 billion (or 79% of the total investment!), followed by Europe and Latin America (about 10% each), according to the SaaS Funding Report (JFM 2021).

The Asia Pacific (APAC) attracted$331 million, placingtheregionat4thplaceon the list.The Middle East accounts for only a fraction of totalcapital raised for SaaSgloballyworth about $193 million.

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SaaS Funding Amounts by Region

How Much Do SaaS Companies Spend on Marketing, Sales, and Other Channels?

Ifyou’rea SaaS founder / executive, youmost probably want to keep track of how your peersdistributetheirSaas budget,especially theirResearch and Development &Sales and Marketingspend.Andit’sperfectly fine!Themore insightsinto these metrics you get, the bigger your chances are to be inline with the market and stay competitive.

With this in mind, we analyzed hundreds of SaaS companies(B2B)and a range ofkeybenchmarks from SaaS Capital,SaaS Live,KBCM Technology Group,Gartnerto get a deeper dive into theSaas budgetand how it is distributedacrossvariousdepartments, including Sales, Marketing,Research&Development, Customer Support, andGeneral &Administrative.

The key metrics we focused on while doing this research are:

  • Company funding type (bootstrapped / equity-backed)
  • Company growth
  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR).

SaaS Sales and Marketing Spend

Historically, the SaaS budget is poured into Sales and Marketing accounting for 27% of ARR (S&M) rather than Research and Development (R&D).

If paired up with Customer Support, whichaccounts for renewals, upsells,and cross-sells,B2BSaaS Sales & Marketing budgetcan outreach a whopping 50% ofa company’s annual revenue,whereasS&M budgetsand Marketingbudgetsaloneacrossother industries are not likely to exceed10%, according toDavid Tashjian atIncredo.

More than that,whilethe world’s Marketingspendingcontinuesto shrink, landing at6.4% in 2020 (against 11% in 2019), according toGartner,Saas company marketing channels budgetstayssolid (10%).

Such a difference in budgeting is due to the nature of the SaaS industry pushing companiestoacquirerecurring revenueandpay off the money spent on customer acquisition.

Let’stake a lookathow much SaaS companies spend on marketingand sales:

  • Zoom: spends close to 19% of its annual revenue on S&M efforts
  • Twilio: spends close to 27% of its annual revenue on S&M efforts
  • Wix: spends close to 40% of its annual revenue on S&M efforts
  • Dropbox: spends close to 19% of its annual revenue on S&M efforts
  • Smartsheet: spends close to 50% of its annual revenue on S&M efforts.

What is more,Saas Sales and Marketing spendpeaks when companiesreach€1-€10 million in revenue and start building their sales process and rapidlyexpandingtheir sales andmarketingteams.

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SaaS Sales and Marketing Spend| Source: 2020 European SaaS Benchmark by Serena

As shown by these statistics,SaaSsales and marketing spendingvaries across companies and depends onyourproducts, services, talent resources, and revenue.Budgets vary, buta safe estimate for a SaaS companyto spend on S&M effortsshould beanywherefrom 10% to40% ofyourARR.

SaaS Research and Development Spend

In general, the smaller a SaaS business is, the more percentage of revenue it should pour into R&D, according to the 2020 European SaaS Benchmark by Serena. This means that a SaaS startup should first invest in the quality and functionality of its products to guarantee their competitiveness in the market.

Younger businessesspend 30%-60% on R&D,whilethis percentageinevitablydropsonce a company reaches €10 million in revenue(European SaaS market).

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SaaS Budget on Research and Development | Source: 2020 European SaaS Benchmark by Serena

However, there is no one-fit-all strategy for allSaaS budgets. Just to illustrate,Slack, whose revenue in 2016 stood at $105 million, spent 59% of revenue on R&D.Here is what they say:

To remain competitive, we must continue to develop new features, integrations, capabilities, and enhancements to Slack… Our failure to maintain adequate R&D resources or to compete effectively with the R&D programs of our competitors would give an advantage to such competitors and may harm our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

- Slack
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This statistic makes it possible to break all SaaS companies into 2 categories –product-driven and sales-driven.

That said, while there are a lot of budgeting practices across the SaaS market,you always need to consider your goals, resources, and product /servicespecifics to adjust your spending accordingly.

SaaS Budget by Funding Source

Key findings:

  • Bootstrapped companies spend less while staying profitable; equity-backed companies oftenoperateat a loss due to theconstant pressure toacquirerecurring revenue
  • B2B SaaS budgeton marketing, R&D, and General and Administrative activitiesof equity-backed companiesare 40% higher; they also spend82% more on sales efforts
  • The difference in General and Administrative costs is most likely motivated by the need for equity-backed companies to maintain a robust reporting system for investors.

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SaaS Budget by Funding Source | Source: SaaS Capital

SaaS Spend by Growth

Key findings:

  • Higher growth bootstrapped companies spend 25% less on the cost of goods sold (CoGS) and 50% more on marketing
  • Higher growth equity-backed companies spend about 30% more on sales and approximately 55% as much on marketing compared to lower growth equity-backed organizations. The expenditure on general and administrative efforts within higher growth equity-backed companies is 10% less.

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How Much Do SaaS Companies Spend on Marketing, Sales, and Other Channels Based on Company Growth | Source: SaaS Capital

Why Ascendix as Your SaaS Partner?

The future looks bright for SaaS. The shift to the cloud appears to be far from over,opening evenmore entry points for new SaaS startupsto shake up the industry.Ifyou’realready inthe SaaSspaceor just want to enter it,you’vecome to the right place!

As the SaaS statistics above illustrate,Sales & Marketing activities playakey role in the SaaS business success, especiallyif your company has already reached several million in revenue. So,it’swise to pourmost of your resources into S&M efforts while delegating Research & Development to a trustworthy partner, like Ascendix.

Why choose us? Because our SaaS product development services will help you:

  • Cut your development costs thanks to our flexible engagement models, involving the top IT talents from Europe and the US
  • Take care ofall product-relatedprocesses,fromresearch and discovery to MVP development, final release, and market launch
  • Bring robustBig Data Analyticsto keep track of all your datasets
  • Provide24/7 Support of your software products around the globeand more!

Not sure yet? Click oncontact usandcheck our case studies. Let’s skyrocket your SaaS business together!

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What Are the Sources of Raising Capital for SaaS?

The main sources of raising capital for SaaS include Pre-Seed Funding ($8.8 million raised by 40 SaaS startups in Q1 of 2021), Seed Funding ($174 million raised by 115 companies), Venture capital ($3,3 billionraised by 124 SaaS companies across the A, B, C Series), as well as Angel Investing, Venture Debt, and others.

What is B2B SaaS Marketing Budget?

The medianB2B SaaS marketing budgetspent on marketing is 10% of annual recurring revenue, states SaaS Capital.

What is SaaS Sales and Marketing Spend?

SaaS Sales and Marketing spendstands at 27% of annual recurring revenue, going up to 40% forWix and 50% for Smartsheet.

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How many software companies are there globally? ›

The number of SaaS companies in the world in 2021 is about 25,000, according to a Statista report on SaaS organizations by country (Source).

What is the size of the global SaaS industry? ›

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What is the SaaS market size 2022? ›

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How many SaaS companies are successful? ›

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How many SaaS companies are in the world? ›

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Here are five key insights into the SaaS market: There are currently approximately 30,000 SaaS companies. Globally, there are about 14 billion SaaS customers. The US has the largest proportion of SaaS companies (around 60%).

What percentage of companies use SaaS? ›

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Which country has most SaaS? ›

As of 2023, the SaaS space is worth over $195 billion. The SaaS industry has increased in size by around 500% over the past seven years. SaaS is thought to be the most important tech in business success. The US has approximately 8x more SaaS companies than any other country.

What percentage of SaaS companies fail? ›

Over 90% of SaaS startups fail, only 35% get past the 10-year mark, and only 40% of these ever become profitable. To avoid product failure, don't launch without achieving product-market fit first. Good product positioning helps achieve customer fit and avoid customer dissatisfaction.

Is TikTok a SaaS company? ›

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What is the average base salary for SaaS sales? ›

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What is the growth rate of SaaS companies? ›

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How many companies in the world? ›

There are an estimated 213 million companies worldwide

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Revenue multiples

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What is SaaS statistics? ›

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Do 80% of businesses already use at least one SaaS application? ›

The majority of organizations use at least one SaaS service

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Why are companies moving to SaaS? ›

Lower Cost: SaaS applications usually reside in a shared environment, so the hardware and software licensing costs are lower than traditional models. Another significant benefit is that you can scale the customer base, whether it's for small or mid-level businesses.

What is a good profit margin for SaaS? ›

Understanding why gross profit margin is important and how it's calculated is good, but it means little without context. SaaS companies should achieve a gross profit margin of 75%, and anything below 70% may raise concerns for financial advisors, investors, VCs, and analysts.

Is SaaS sales stressful? ›

Plenty of SaaS salespeople find themselves feeling overwhelmed and stressed. The most common stressor amongst salespeople is typically their ability to hit their quotas.

Is selling SaaS difficult? ›

Yes, selling SaaS is difficult. It's a highly competitive industry, and there are many unknown factors. There are also huge barriers to entry for new sellers and the result may be that you won't generate enough leads in the beginning. All of these difficulties make it very hard for sellers to close deals.

Why SaaS is growing? ›

The increasing popularity of cloud-based services is driving the demand for SaaS solutions. According to Gartner, SaaS makes up the largest share of the cloud service market and more than 50% of the overall software market. This share is only expected to increase in the future.

How is SaaS changing the world? ›

SaaS has helped proliferate automated marketing software. Even the smallest of startups can now utilize free trials of SaaS products to help optimize their marketing efforts (although some people warn against using cheaper plans).

What is the average monthly growth rate for SaaS? ›

Compound monthly growth rate by MRR range

In the very early days (<$10k MRR), a SaaS startup grows on average by 4.4% every month. That's 68.0% annualized.

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How many SaaS companies are there in the world? ›

There are currently approximately 30,000 SaaS companies. Globally, there are about 14 billion SaaS customers. The US has the largest proportion of SaaS companies (around 60%). Salesforce has the largest SaaS market share at just under 10%.

How many total software companies are there? ›

I estimate there are more than 100,000 software companies (ISVs) today around the world — up from 10,000 only 10 years ago. I wouldn't be surprised, with the level of hyperspecialization new buyers are demanding, to see that number grow to 1 million by 2027.

How many companies are in the software industry? ›

There are 17,850 Software Publishing businesses in the US as of 2023, an increase of 10.6% from 2022.

How many companies are tech companies? ›

With over 585,000 tech companies, the U.S. has the largest technology sector by revenue in the world.

How many software companies are there in the US? ›

One of those categories is "Software Publishers" (code 511210) which is what I want to focus on today.
Software Companies by Founded Year.
Founded YearNumber of Software Companies
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Aug 9, 2021

What is the #1 software company in the world? ›

#1 Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft provides the Windows computer operating systems software, Office applications suite, and the Azure cloud computing service. The largest software company in the world also develops server applications, tablets, and video game consoles.

How many SaaS apps do companies use? ›

SaaS-powered organizations use around 212 apps, with 93% of their work software in the cloud. (BetterCloud, 2021) Those in transition, which is about 70% of companies, use around 79% of SaaS applications.

How many companies are based in Silicon Valley? ›

As of August 2022, there are 30 companies with headquarters in Silicon Valley that make that Fortune 1000 list. There are also thousands of startup companies growing in Silicon Valley. With new companies being founded and others going out of business, the exact number of tech companies in Silicon Valley varies.

How many companies are there in total? ›

Number of registered active companies in India by type 2022

Out of these, over 1.47 million were companies limited by shares in the country.

Is tech the largest industry in the world? ›

That's right, the financial industry is the largest industry in the world! Totalling $109 trillion, it dwarfs the competition. ¹ For comparison, real estate is worth $33 trillion and retail amounts to $26 trillion.

How big is the tech industry in the US? ›

The U.S. tech industry is expected to grow by 6.7% in 2022. The U.S. tech industry employs roughly 12.2 million workers as of 2020. There are over 585,000 tech companies in the U.S.
As of 2021, 73.2% of the tech industry are men.
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How many SaaS companies are there in Europe? ›

It's a market that is growing rapidly and in 2021 alone 27 SaaS startups went public, representing a market capitalization of about €225 billion. Europe is currently home to about 81 SaaS unicorns, the likes of Personio and Veriff being some of the most recent and most popular ones.

How many companies are there in the US 2022? ›

The strengthening United States economy in recent years has nurtured many opportunities for entrepreneurs, with the number of small businesses in the US on the rise. In 2022, the number of small businesses in the US reached 33.2 million, making up nearly all (99.9 percent) US businesses.

How many SaaS tools are there? ›

According to statistics, 38% of companies have been doing business almost completely relying on SaaS applications, on average using 34 different tools.

Who is the world's largest software maker? ›


Which country is king of software? ›

China. The software development market in China is flourishing like never before, with technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence taking the front seat. At the end of 2020, the software industry in China had generated a revenue of €900 billion.

What is the software capital of the world? ›

Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of more than 30 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies.


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