Net dollar retention trends - 5 quarters

How is net dollar retention trending in SaaS? We looked at the net dollar retention of every SaaS company that has IPO’d since October 2017 (64 companies). The data is below.



Falling NDR. The current median of 115% is very strong, but that figure fell from H1 2022 when NDR was over 120%.

But stabilizing. Notably, Q4 2022 saw NDR of 115% as well, so perhaps retention is stabilizing. We need to see more data to make sweeping conclusions about stabilization.

Hopefully NDR is stabilizing across the market for SaaS products. Even if it’s down from H1 2022, NDR of 115% is a great place to be.

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