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SEALs and Calm Companies (Calm Company Fund)

By Jessica Ramesh | January 12, 2022

In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Tyler Tringas (General Partner & Founder, Earnest Capital – now Calm Company Fund), discusses: what life is…

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SEALs and Calm Companies (Calm Company Fund)

By Jessica Ramesh | January 12, 2022

In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Tyler Tringas (General Partner & Founder, Earnest Capital – now Calm Company Fund), discusses: what life is like as a VC what a SEAL is what’s wrong with the term ‘bootstrapping’ and more. Listen to the full episode for Tyler’s lessons, watch the video below and subscribe to the podcast.   Watch now, or listen to the audio-only version below:  Listen to the audio now: SaaStock is returning to the RDS…

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SEALs and Calm Companies (Calm Company Fund)

By Jessica Ramesh | January 12, 2022

In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Tyler Tringas (General Partner & Founder, Earnest Capital – now Calm Company Fund), discusses: what life is like as a VC what a SEAL is what’s wrong with the term ‘bootstrapping’ and more. Listen to the full episode for Tyler’s lessons, watch…

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Second-time founder’s lessons in growing a 7-figure SaaS with 2 people (Userflow)

By Jessica Ramesh | January 6, 2022

This episode’s guest on the SaaS Revolution Show is Esben Friis-Jensen, Co-founder and CGO of Userflow. Esben discusses how he grew his SaaS to a seven-figure business with just 2 people. Esben shares: How to bootstrap the company to a seven-figure mark with a small team How to build a…

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How to run a data business with Auren Hoffman (SafeGraph)

By Koyal Makwana | December 30, 2021

This episode’s guest is Auren Hoffman, CEO of SafeGraph. Auren discusses how to run a data business with Alexander Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. Auren says that most of the best things in life are about how you systematically do things to decrease optionality, whether it be in your personal or…

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Planning a Long Term Exit with Thomas Smale (FE International)

By Koyal Makwana | December 23, 2021

This episode’s guest is Thomas Smale, CEO of FE International. Thomas discusses planning a long-term exit with Alex Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. “There’s no point planning for an exit unless you’ve actually built a good business in the first place.” Thomas says it’s a waste of time and a distraction. But…

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Charting the journey of Leadfeeder from Zero to $10mill ARR with Jaakko Paalanen (Leadfeeder)

By Koyal Makwana | December 16, 2021

This episode’s guest is Jaakko Paalanen, CRO at Leadfeeder. Jaakko discusses the journey of Leadfeeder from zero to $10mil ARR with Alex Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. Jaakko talks about how he wore “multiple hats” when scaling to $1million, such as working in inside sales, with the partner programme and helping…

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How the best founders learn to scale themselves as their company scales with Keji Mustapha (Partech)

By Koyal Makwana | December 9, 2021

This episode’s guest is Keji Mustapha, Global Director, Brand & Community, at Partech. Keji discusses how the best founders learn to scale themselves as their company scales with Alex Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. One thing Keji emphasises is that founders need to know when they have to delegate tasks and…

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Creating a SaaS, from Idea to Securing first Funding with Maria Wlosinska (Unlock)

By Koyal Makwana | December 2, 2021

This episode’s guest is Maria Wlosinska, CEO & Co-Founder of Unlock. Maria shares her story of how she created her SaaS, Unlock, with Alex Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. Maria emphasises how important it is to be close to your customers as a founder – she recalls contacting customers after being…

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Case Study: Second-time founder on launching Akoova with Osvaldo Spadano (Akoova)

By Koyal Makwana | November 25, 2021

This episode’s guest is Osvaldo Spadano, Founder & CEO of Akoova. Osvaldo discusses becoming a second-time founder and launching Akoova with Alexander Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. A learning that Osvaldo shares is not to keep your eyes on the prize and be so caught up in what the results are…

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Top mistakes CEOs make when scaling

Top Mistakes CEOS make when scaling from $10MM to $100MM with Shelley Perry (Scalelogix Ventures)

By Koyal Makwana | November 18, 2021

This episode’s guest is Shelley Perry, General Partner of Scalelogix Ventures. Shelley discusses the top mistakes that CEOs make when scaling from $10MM to $100MM. The first mistake Shelley discusses when CEOs are scaling is that they don’t understand what advice they should filter out, which advice they should gravitate…

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Learnings for early stage SaaS startups with Michael Cardamone (Forum Ventures)

By Koyal Makwana | November 11, 2021

This episode’s guest is Michael Cardamone, CEO & Managing Partner of Forum Ventures. Michael discusses some of his top learnings for early stage SaaS startups. One learning he talked about is that you need to be able to answer the question: “What are the things people need to believe for…

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SaaStock 2022: Super-Early Bird sale – TICKETS ARE LIVE!

By Koyal Makwana | November 11, 2021

“The best SaaS conference for SaaS Founders, VCs and Execs in Europe. Period.” – Christoph Janz, Managing Partner, Point Nine Capital It’s official: SaaStock will be back IN-PERSON at the RDS in Dublin, 17-19 October 2022. Join 5,000 SaaS founders, execs and investors at SaaStock 2022: the go-to global SaaS…

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Go global as a SaaS company appvizer

How to Successfully Go Global as a SaaS Company in 3 Steps

By Koyal Makwana | November 10, 2021

This is a guest blog post by Appvizer. Step 1: Choose the right country/countries to expand into Sometimes this part can be the hardest, picking what new market to move your business to can be a daunting question. So start by running through a couple of questions:  Do we already…

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5 impactful decisions that helped lemlist bootstrap to $10mill ARR in 3.5 years with Guillaume Moubeche (lemlist)

By Koyal Makwana | November 4, 2021

This episode’s guest is Guillaume Moubeche, CEO & Co-Founder of lemlist. lemlist passed the $10mill ARR mark in September 2021 and in this episode, Guillaume shares five impactful decisions that helped lemlist bootstrap to that milestone in 3.5 years. Some of his impactful decisions include: To document everything when starting…

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How To Reduce Your SaaS Customer Support Tickets Using a Knowledge Base

By Koyal Makwana | November 3, 2021

This is a sponsored post by Kovai.co, written by Gowri Ramkumar. Customers are the backbone of any business and SaaS products are built to provide business value to them. Customers use SaaS products to solve the business problem they have and are able to achieve desired business outcomes. All SaaS…

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Sales Acceleration Formula 2.0, with Mark Roberge (Stage 2 Capital)

By Koyal Makwana | October 28, 2021

This week’s episode on the SaaS Revolution Show is an exclusive session we recently hosted for our SaaStock Founder Members. The episode features Mark Roberge, Managing Director of Stage 2 Capital (Prof at Harvard HBS; former CRO at HubSpot and the author of Best Seller “The Sales Acceleration Formula“) as…

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Getting to the first meeting: 3 factors to consider when fundraising

By Waqar Wasti | October 27, 2021

“Software is eating the world” According to Accel’s Euroscape 2021, private cloud companies in the US, Europe, and Israel have raised a whopping $78B YTD. The rise of distributed cloud infrastructure and no/low-code platforms has meant it’s never been easy for people to launch a product, validate it at market,…

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The First Three Years of a SaaS Business, with Tariq Rauf (Qatalog)

By Jessica Ramesh | October 21, 2021

This episode’s guest on the SaaS Revolution Show is Tariq Rauf, Founder & CEO of Qatalog. Tariq discusses the journey of the first 3 years of a SaaS business with Alexander Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. Tariq shares: his journey of coding from a young age the steps he took when…

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Accelerating Early SaaS Growth While Building a Sustainable Business

By Jessica Ramesh | October 20, 2021

This is a sponsored post by AWS, written by Afza Wajid, Bill Tarr, and Tomaz Perc. Software as a service (SaaS) can be an effective strategy for delivering accelerated growth and increasing the value of a business. This is reflected in publicly traded SaaS companies consistently outperforming market indices such…

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SaaStock EMEA 2021: Our Top Highlights

By Koyal Makwana | October 18, 2021

SaaStock EMEA Online was a great success this year, with: Invaluable learnings and strategies shared by 60+ incredible experts in the SaaS field Two days of jam-packed content sessions One day of actionable and hands-on workshops Here are some of our key highlights from the event… Day 1: People, Runway…

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The Accel SaaS Euroscape 2021 Report

By Jessica Ramesh | October 14, 2021

This episode features Philippe Botteri, Partner at Accel, and Harry Stebbings, Founder of 20VC. Harry interviews Philippe about the Accel Euroscape 2021, which was unveiled on Day 1 of SaaStock EMEA. 70% of the top 100 SaaS companies in the Euroscape came from the UK, France, Israel and Germany. Listen…

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Global Dominance, with Philippe Botteri & Varun Purandare (Accel)

By Jessica Ramesh | October 7, 2021

Ahead of SaaStock EMEA 2021 next week, Philippe Botteri (Partner, Accel) & Varun Purandare (Vice President, Accel) are in conversation with Alex Theuma to discuss the upcoming Accel Euroscape 2021 unveiling which will take place at SaaStock EMEA! This will be the 6th year (and counting) that Accel have revealed the…

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Your go-to Global Expansion Strategy

By Jessica Ramesh | October 5, 2021

“Building a SaaS business is very hard. And just because you have the best product doesn’t mean you’ll be successful”, said Jonno Southam, Venture Capital Business Development Manager at Google (ex-AWS) at SaaStock EMEA Online 2020. Founders typically hire a sales leader as their first commercial hire and founders are rarely experienced in…

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Bootstrapping to $29M ARR or $80M in LTV, with Nathan Barry (ConvertKit)

By Jessica Ramesh | September 30, 2021

This episode’s guest on the SaaS Revolution Show is Nathan Barry, Founder & CEO of ConvertKit. Nathan discusses bootstrapping to $29M ARR or $80M in LTV with Alexander Theuma, CEO of SaaStock. Nathan shares: how ConvertKit came about as a result of SaaS tools such as MailChimp not suiting their…

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Combining top down and bottom up sales motion in the most efficient way

By Jessica Ramesh | September 23, 2021

In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, SaaStock’s CEO Alex Theuma is in conversation with Bernadette Nixon, CEO of Algolia.Bernadette discusses ways to combine top down and bottom up sales motion in the most efficient way. Bernadette shares: – In what scenario should a company use a top down…

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