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Why 11 companies decided to sponsor SaaStock18 early on

The conversation was short. There was little convincing necessary. The ask went straight to Gold. That’s the short story of how Voxbone signed up for a SaaStock18 Gold partnership. 13 months in advance, Shachar Radin-Shomrat, Chief Commercial Officer for Voxbone, rocked up to the SaaStock booth and committed to becoming part of the biggest showcase of SaaS…

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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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Planning for growth: the discipline that led Hotjar to $10 million ARR in 2.5 years

David Darmanin was always an avid reader. But up until the birth of Hotjar, not many business books graced this Maltese founder’s bedside table. As he attempted to kickstart a third startup after two failed ones, he made it a priority to read all the books he could to build the company right. “There is…

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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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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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The SaaS Founder’s Journey: “What matters at each Stage” with David Skok

One of the favorite sessions during SaaStock17 was David Skok’s keynote on the first day. The General Partner of Matrix Partners tackled the topic of what SaaS founders should focus on at each company stage they go through. A European entrepreneur turned VC in the US, David Skok’s wisdom fitted perfectly on the SaaStock stage….

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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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Building a Successful Sales Machine with Steli Efti and Steven Broudy

As we wrapped up SaaStock17 and said goodbye to SaaS friends and mentors, it’s time to make sense of all that was said and taught. We will be posting write-ups from many of the sessions in the months to come. First, we kick off with the lessons and advice Steli Efti and Steven Broudy gave during…

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AMA with Krish Subramanian, CEO of Chargebee

When you look at Krish Subramanian’s LinkedIn profile, the first words he says about himself are, “I enjoy customer support. That just summarizes why I love SaaS.” He really means it. He was the latest guest on the SaaS Revolution Club Slack community AMA. Chargebee is a subscription billing solution for online businesses, funded by Accel Partners and…

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