Posts by Irina Dzhambazova

How to create financial plans that excite VCs

If you are a founder, you are smart enough to do a financial plan. Christoph Janz If he could, Christoph Janz, Managing Partner of Point Nine Capital, would probably help every SaaS company in the world create their financial plan. Unfortunately, he cannot. Christoph and the Point Nine team have been helping portfolio companies create…

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AMA with Dan Steinman, Head of EMEA, Gainsight

Dan Steinman was the latest guest at an AMA session held on the SaaS Revolution Club Slack Community and talked all things Customer Success. Dan is a Customer Success veteran, with particular expertise in (and passion for) growing young, tenable marketing startups into strong, IPO- or acquisition-ready companies. That must be why he’s sat atop the Customer…

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Staying on brand whilst scaling up

5 What is a brand in a B2B world, how is it measured and tracked, and how can it be kept intact as a company grows? These were some of the topics a panel on branding discussed during SaaStock. Led by Adrienne Weissman, CMO of G2 Crowd, it featured Nicola Anderson, VP of Marketing at…

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5 tips on building a SaaS unicorn with Ryan Smith

SaaStock17 kicked off with a bang as Ryan Smith, CEO, and Co-founder of Qualtrics and Philippe Botteri, Partner at Accel took the stage for a fireside. The conversation circled around Ryan’s experience growing Qualtrics over the last 15 years. From starting in his family’s basement and bootstrapping for 10 years, to raising $480M, Ryan has…

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How you change from seed to unicorn with Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage, Co-Founder of Eventbrite and Partner at Index Ventures, stepped on the CTO Track stage for one of the final chats of SaaStock 2017. It was a “last but not least” kind of talk, taking the audience through Eventbrite’s story packed full of insight. Renauld was the product architect, the first engineer, the CTO,…

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What 9 attendees took away from SaaStock17

600 scheduled investor meetings, equally as many randomly encountered ones. 400 questions posted on Slido during 84 sessions, 3000 cups of coffee, 1973 hashtag mentions. Millions of impressions. These are the preliminary numbers coming out of SaaStock17. When you are the organiser of a conference, you get to devour data like that to understand what…

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