5 Key Moves that Got a Billion Dollar Exit1 min read

rsz_screen_shot_2018-08-28_at_105856

Tom Lyons, Business Editor, Sunday Business Post chats to Siraj Khaliq, Co-founder of The Climate Corporation, a company he sold to Monsanto for $1.1 billion.

The Climate Corporation brought climate data science to growing crops, using the $3 trillion economic price attached to weather.

Aside from choosing such a lucrative problem to solve, what are the 5 key moves to get to a billion dollar exit and how to execute it? Watch the video recorded at SaaStock 16 to learn:

  • How to sustain a willingness to pivot and actually execute it
  • Why you should wait for the big problem to solve
  • Why you should let the wrong people as early as possible but pay dearly for the good people
  • How to chose your business model to get the most sales and how to swallow your pride
  • Why the best term sheet is not necessarily the best investment opportunity and what else you should look for beyond the money.

Exiting with you SaaS is one of many topics we will be covering at SaaStock 17. Get your ticket now!

WestCoast Map-01

Growth Spurt: 40 West Coast Companies With SaaS Saturation Solutions

Ah, growth stage; the difficult second album of the business world. You’ve developed and thoroughly tested a viable concept, obtained seed funding and got the whole operation off the ground. It’s been a colossal effort, but now it’s time to really dig into your energy reserves, preparing to scale successfully, maintaining momentum and sidestepping the…

Alan Rowlette Photography - Conference Photography Dublin -  Event Photography Dublin - PR Photography Dublin - Corporate Photography Dublin - Commercial Photography Dublin

Returns Policy: The SaaStock Partners Back For More in 2019

Re-runs of your favorite TV show, lost pets, high-quality boomerangs. The best things come back, and this is certainly the case for our returning flagship SaaStock partners, all of whom played a vital role in last year’s conference. We’re delighted to be welcoming them back to Dublin this year for SaaStock19. As our friends from…

Category creation Mark Organ April Dunford

Confessions of a serial billion $ category creator

One of the last sessions at SaaStock18 was a bonus one that brought a double dose of Canadian accents – April Dunford in conversation with Mark Organ. Even though they spoke at 420 on the day weed was legalized in Toronto, the topic they covered on the day was category creation. You are listening to…