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Story of Public Comps

As a VC associate, Jon was sick and tired of manually going through SEC filings or company press releases and entering and gathering non-GAAP data into a spreadsheet. He realized that traditional data vendors like CapIQ had GAAP metrics but didn't have the SaaS metrics that mattered like ARR, retention, ACV, payback period, etc. There weren't any good alternatives.

Luckily, Jon and his roommate Howard decided to team up to automate the very tedious process of scraping SaaS metrics & visualizing them into graphs.

Our hope for Public Comps is to supercharge SaaS by organizing and visualizing the most important SaaS metrics for public software companies so you can focus on investing.

Public Comps Team

Jon Ma (Co-Founder)

Jon leads growth and data operations at Public Comps. He fell in love with SaaS companies after spending 4 years investing in SaaS companies at Insight Partners and SignalFire. When he's not writing emoji-filled posts on SaaS or reading cases at Harvard Business School, Jon can be found watching or playing basketball.

Howard Chen (Co-Founder)

Howard is the tech lead at Public Comps. He's currently a senior full-stack engineer at SignalFire creating products and algorithms to source and support startups. Howard previously spent time working at Salesforce and Groupon. In his free time, Howard can be found at the gym or his local coffee shop.

Albert Wang (Growth)

Albert does growth and writes the weekly newsletter for Public Comps. He’s currently a Product Manager at Microsoft working on Azure. He first became interested in SaaS businesses while leading the tech group of Princeton’s student-run investment group. In his free time, he enjoys ultimate frisbee, poker, and is a die-hard Tom Brady fan.

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