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Saravana Kumar (Kovai): Bootstrapping a multi-product company to $10million ARR

By Alex Theuma | August 13, 2020

Saravana Kumar, CEO of Kovai is this week’s guest on The SaaS Revolution Show. He joins Alex Theuma to share his experience of bootstrapping Kovai…

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Saravana Kumar (Kovai): Bootstrapping a multi-product company to $10million ARR

By Alex Theuma | August 13, 2020

Saravana Kumar, CEO of Kovai is this week’s guest on The SaaS Revolution Show. He joins Alex Theuma to share his experience of bootstrapping Kovai – a multi-product company – to $10 million ARR. Kovai currently employs 160 people, with offices in India and the UK. Listen on to learn: Why Kovai chose to bootstrap rather than take VC funding His experience of growing Kovai in the early years, and how that’s different to one of their products, Document360, which…

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Why our partners keep coming back to SaaStock

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | May 25, 2018

From Barcelona and Paris through the UK and all the way to Chennai, the SaaStock audience keeps our partners coming back. We asked four of them to tell us more specifically what brings them back. Hitting the sweet spot: TravelPerk Big things often start small. Travel company TravelPerk, joined us…

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Finding product-market fit in deep tech

By Alex Theuma | May 24, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. Sofie Quidenus-Wahlforss, CEO and co-founder of omni:us, learned very early on she…

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17 Priceless Lessons Learnt from Scaling to the US

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | May 23, 2018

The question whether to scale to the U.S. or not is among the toughest ones for SaaS founders. As many SaaS founders would acknowledge, the added value is limitless. The U.S. is the largest single market for purchasing software. You can also find numerous financing opportunities, as well as acquisition possibilities…

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The 13 superb speakers at SaaStock Berlin

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | May 22, 2018

Berlin is not only one of the most vibrant and fun cities to live in Europe but is also a big reference point on the SaaS map. As one of the SaaStock on Tour speakers, Sofie Quidenus-Wahlforss, recently said on the SaaS Revolution Show, it’s a dream to be in…

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The 7 essential customer conversations according to Steli Efti

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | May 18, 2018

No one grows up wanting to sell to customers all day. Steli Efti, the exuberant entrepreneur, sales expert and public speaker is no exception. Growing up in Germany to Greek parents, he had no clue what he wanted to be. All he knew was that he wanted to be successful.…

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Selling SaaS in traditional industries

By Alex Theuma | May 17, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. When Jack Beaman, CEO and Co-founder at Syft, decided to disrupt the…

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The 28 SaaS Superstars speaking at SaaStock New York

By Alex Theuma | May 15, 2018

Silicon Valley is no longer the only place to be if you’re into SaaS. Far from it. The East coast, led by SaaS hotspots like New York and Boston, is proving to have as much of the terroir that the West has. It has an added allure brought on by…

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How to ace your SaaS product demo

By Alex Theuma | May 10, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. Canadian Dan Martell believes that the three least boring things on the…

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The 30 German funds who ❤️ and SaaS

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | May 8, 2018

German businesses undoubtedly have great conditions for funding in recent years. Venture capital companies in the country have doubled their investments in the first half of last year, reaching €2.16B that have been injected in German startups. These positive trends are steadily turning Germany in one of the main contenders for…

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What SaaS companies can learn from Spotify

By Alex Theuma | May 3, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. When Northzone first made a bet on Spotify in October 2008, the…

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The 18 Wondrous Speakers at SaaStock on Tour Helsinki

By Alex Theuma | May 2, 2018

The Helsinki stop of SaaStock on Tour will set the Nordics and Baltics on fire. We’ve gathered 18+ top Saas founders and investors to speak and share real-life knowhow applicable in the Nordic SaaS world. Flying over from across the Atlantic we have David Cancel from Drift, Steli Efti from…

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The 27 Noteworthy Nordic VC Funds

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | May 1, 2018

With VC companies funding businesses in the region for almost 30 years, the Nordics are rich in investment options for promising SaaS companies. We have handpicked 27 venture capital and private equity funds to help you get an idea where funding comes from in the five countries. Listed in alphabetical…

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Stop confusing customers and start positioning your SaaS right

By Alex Theuma | April 26, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. Seven startups. Six of them acquired. 16 launched products. All 16 of…

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20 crème de la crème VCs coming to SaaStock on Tour Paris

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | April 24, 2018

One of the biggest benefits of joining us at SaaStock on Tour is to meet with the right venture capital companies and speak the same SaaS language. That’s the case for the upcoming SaaStock on Tour Paris on May 3rd. We have a host of investors joining us and the…

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The 30 Überkinder of German SaaS

By Oscar Hackett | April 23, 2018

German SaaS companies are well beyond the cool factor of technologically booming, alternative, and arty Berlin. The whole country is witnessing a surge in SaaS businesses that are taking root in its lands — from Munich through Mainz, all the way to Hamburg. Some of the most interesting industries for both…

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7 years of trying and failing with SaaS: The road to 2,964% growth

By Alex Theuma | April 19, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. According to Alexis Prenn, CEO and co-founder of Receipt Bank, SaaS is…

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How Michael Litt adjusted company culture while keeping core values

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | April 18, 2018

The first big shift in the life of a CEO hits around employee 50, as Michael Litt found out. Up until this point, founders act more like operators, doing all that needs to be done. But at employee 50 all that somehow changes. The operator has to figure out how…

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Become a global SaaS tour de force in 5 steps

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | April 17, 2018

According to Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku, a French SaaS company has 2 options. One is to remain French for as long as possible, steadily growing up to €5 — €10 million. Not a bad outcome at all. However, if it then decides it wants to be a global SaaS…

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Northern Lights: 27 Nordic SaaS Companies Shining Bright

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | April 12, 2018

The Nordic countries are no strangers to the explosive development of SaaS. While previously the region was often connected with consumer-focused businesses, more and more startups focus on crafting enterprise and B2B solutions. The categories that get the most attention are development, collaboration and productivity, and marketing tools. Similarly to the French…

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Growing from a line of script to 350,000 users with Simon Grabowski, GetResponse

By Alex Theuma | April 12, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. The year was 1996, Simon Grabowski was just 16 and the entrepreneurial…

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The 23 Superb Speakers at SaaStock on Tour Paris

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | April 10, 2018

Brace yourselves for an insider-wisdom-packed SaaStock on Tour Paris on May 3rd. With 23 speakers from all corners of the SaaS world — from the founders and investors all the way to the marketing and sales operators, we promise we’ll keep your brains busy and your SaaS growing. Some of…

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How to conquer the US market from Europe with Florian Douetteau, Dataiku

By Alex Theuma | April 5, 2018

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. A Math PhD dropout, Florian Douetteau, was only 20 when he first…

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The 24 Hottest French SaaS Companies to Watch

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | April 3, 2018

France, like most other European countries, has been swept by the power of SaaS. Already established global SaaS contenders such as Front and Algolia lead the way. However, hundreds of new companies are coming to life in the Silicon Sentier neighborhood in Paris, and across the French land. French SaaS is predominantly focused on marketing,…

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16 Bon French VC Funds

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | March 29, 2018

From Venture Capital mutants to small boutique companies, the French market is filled with exciting funders that make fantastic partners to any SaaS company in the country of love, wine and baguettes, and Europe as a whole. Ahead of the second leg of SaaStock on Tour, taking place in Pan…

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