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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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Rad Ambassadors: The 12 Companies Supercharging Our Startup Program

By Oscar Hackett | October 2, 2019

It’s often been said, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” At SaaStock, we say – why choose? SaaStock19 ensures you get to tick both boxes; powerful knowledge and incredible connection. A key feature of our schedule with regard to this is our Startup Program. Starting on Monday,…

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Inside the Mind of a Non-technical CEO: The Story Behind Humio’s Success

By Catherine Hunter | September 27, 2019

It’s hard not to feel fired up when engaging in conversation with Geeta Schmidt, CEO of Humio. Her energy and evident enthusiasm for their product, a real-time log analysis platform for on-premises and cloud infrastructures, is infectious. Of course, this dynamism shouldn’t be entirely unexpected from the founder of a…

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How to be a global company from day 1

By Alex Theuma | September 26, 2019

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we host Rod Ardant, CEO and Co-Founder of Spendesk, about how to build a global company. An engineer by education, Rod always enjoyed building stuff and co-founded his first company, Wozaik, pretty much straight after college. In 2013 it was acquired…

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All talk, all action: 3 steps to become a thought leader on diversity and inclusion

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | September 25, 2019

This is a guest post by Georgiana Barbanta from Paddle. If you are a SaaS founder or executive from a minority background, we have an excellent opportunity for you: a free ticket for SaaStock19 through our Taking Stock D&I Program. You will get a full 3-day pass with access to all…

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Treasure Hunt: 20 Key VCs Attending SaaStock19

By Tom Dwyer | September 20, 2019

Last month, we shared some of the hidden gems that hide beyond the SaaStock stage; the deeply knowledgeable and experienced stars of our “corridor track,” representing SaaS-focused investment firms from around the world. Many hours are put into the careful planning and curation of our onstage content, but it’s the…

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How B2B SaaS companies can thrive in the feedback economy

By Alex Theuma | September 19, 2019

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we talk with one of the SaaStock19 Keynote speakers, Leela Srinivasan, CMO at SurveyMonkey about how B2B companies can survive and thrive in the feedback economy. Originally from Scotland, Leela has spent her entire professional life in the US, passing through…

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Hidden Gems: The Rising Star Speakers of SaaStock19

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | September 16, 2019

We’re at a distinct turning point in the year. There’s a slight chill in the morning air, the shops are stocking up on knitwear, and Instagram is overflowing with #pumpkinspice everything. For some, this means the onset of Fall. For anyone working in the SaaS space, it can mean only…

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How To Grow A Prize Kabbage: Culture, Change and Capital with Kathryn Petralia

By Catherine Hunter | September 13, 2019

Although impeccably polite, you get the impression that Kathryn Petralia might be a little tired of the focus placed on her unconventional path to success at the helm of FinTech giant, Kabbage. The company, which provides AI-powered access to capital, directly to SMBs, has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list…

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Break all the rulebooks: How ActiveCampaign reached $70M in ARR

By Alex Theuma | September 12, 2019

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we speak with Jason VandeBoom, Founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign about all the unusual things he has done to reach $70M in ARR and counting. A builder and maker of things from an early age, young Jason thought that the best…

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Ones To Watch: 20 of the finest SaaS startups born in the past year

By Oscar Hackett | September 10, 2019

As we cross into the last quarter of 2019, it’s a great time to take stock of the startups looking set to make waves throughout the end of this year and well into the next. We’ve pulled together a rundown of twenty exciting and ambitious young ones, all of whom…

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Funding primer: How Dan Adika raised $217M in 6 rounds

By Alex Theuma | September 7, 2019

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we host Dan Adika, CEO and Co-Founder of WalkMe about how he has raised the whopping $217 million in the past 7 years. Dan follows a somewhat familiar path that has bread many excellent Israeli entrepreneurs. He spent 6 years working…

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United Nations of SaaS: 25 International Companies We’re Excited To Meet At SaaStock19

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | August 30, 2019

It’s hard to work within the SaaS space and not have a tendency to geek out a little over data. Behind the scenes at SaaStock, we’re no different and always find it fascinating to delve into the stats behind the events we curate. Our handpicked speakers are fantastic, but it’s…

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What is on the menu: 15 spectacular bootcamps at SaaS.City

By Deodosia Chen | August 30, 2019

The first year it was only 1. The second it was 4. The third it was 8. This year we have 15 bootcamps as part of SaaS.City. What has become one of the most beloved parts of SaaStock, this 1-day accelerator for your SaaS, takes place across town on October…

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California Dreaming: The 33 Star Speakers Ready To Rock SaaStock West Coast

By Deodosia Chen | August 29, 2019

Hosted in the spiritual home of tech innovation, entrepreneurial ambition and startup success, SaaStock West Coast brings top talent from around the globe to our stage in San Francisco.  When building out the schedule, three elements were front of mind; a broad range of experienced voices, tangible, actionable content and…

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Sarika Garg

How to walk the tightrope between tactics and strategy

By Alex Theuma | August 29, 2019

This week on the SaaS Revolution Show, we talk with Sarika Garg, Chief Strategy Officer at Tradeshift about walking the tightrope between tactics and strategy. Sarika was raised in Africa and India and moved to Silicon Valley about 20 years ago. Fifteen of them she spent working between SAP and…

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Nathan Latka The top 30m downloads

Take no prisoners: How Nathan Latka got 30M podcast downloads and a few lawsuits

By Catherine Hunter | August 27, 2019

The SaaS space is necessarily full of big characters. It takes a degree of personality and self-belief to survive, let alone succeed, in this fast-paced, innovative space. The ability to take educated risks means that plenty of us have excellent battle stories to tell. With this in mind, it’s always…

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What SaaS investors want: Welcome to Investock 2.0

By Tom Dwyer | August 23, 2019

From its inception, SaaStock has always been a gathering that welcomes and serves all. We have always put equal effort in making sure founders, executives and investors alike get the most value. A healthy and strong SaaS ecosystem can only exist and thrive if all of its key stakeholders have…

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How to organise your company for effectiveness and productivity

By Alex Theuma | August 22, 2019

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we talk with Natalie Nagele, Co-founder and CEO of Wildbit about how she and her co-founder and husband, Chris Nagele have run the company for the past nearly 19 years and have created both an effective and calm environment. During those…

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20 Pioneering Partners To Check Out Ahead Of SaaStock19

By Will Brightling | August 21, 2019

When building out the program for SaaStock19, our annual flagship event, we’re looking to deliver a series of firsts: brand new ideas, big announcements, different ways of working, fresh investment prospects and of course, high-quality contacts. With that in mind, it’s always fantastic to have new partners signing up to…

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8 reasons Not to Miss the SaaStock Startup Program

By Gabriel Pizzolante | August 20, 2019

Last year at SaaStock18 in Dublin, we launched the first-ever Startup Program for B2B SaaS startups. We brought together over 85 companies from across the globe. We showed that in just 3 days, we could deliver the right support for them to learn, network, fundraise, exhibit, and get more leads.…

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Where is Cledara, a year after winning SaaStock’s Best SaaS Startup for 2018

By Gabriel Pizzolante | August 16, 2019

A year ago, Cristina Vila was on a race with time – would the Cledara MVP be ready for launch on October 16th at the SaaStock Pitch stage? It was the strategy she had decided to employ – launch with a bang. Suffice to say, she managed. Practicing the pitch over…

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Best In The West: The 20 West Coast Startups You Needed To Know About Yesterday

By Oscar Hackett | August 16, 2019

We’re part of a fast-paced, future-focused industry. We’d be willing to bet that this is one of the reasons that so many of us love the world of SaaS, but it can also be a challenge to keep track of the sheer number of startups making waves. From investment opportunities…

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Seven Marketing Lessons Learned From Building Two Successful SaaS Startups Video by Lidia Lutton

VIDEO: 7 x Marketing Lessons Learned From 2 x Successful SaaS Startups – Lidia Lüttin

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | August 15, 2019

VIDEO: Seven Marketing Lessons Learned From Building Two Successful SaaS Startups – Lidia Lüttin As VP of Marketing at Happeo, Lidia Lüttin is helping the company scale marketing and expand internationally. It’s not the first time she has done that. She did the exact same thing at Bynder where she…

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Make or Break Moments in Early Stage Funding Chloe Girard IdInvest Partners Video with Phil Chambers, CEO, Peakon

VIDEO: Make or Break Moments in Early Stage Funding – Chloé Giard & Phil Chambers

By Ana Maria Gutierrez | August 15, 2019

VIDEO: Make or Break Moments in Early Stage Funding – Chloé Giard & Phil Chambers Chloé Giard Investment Director at Idinvest Partners and Phil Chambers, CEO and Co-founder of Peakon talk about ‘Make or Break Moments in Early Stage Funding’. It’a all about finding the “right match” and “the most…

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