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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…

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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 19 years, Natalie and Chris have built a lot of products and have shut down many of them. The ones that have stood the test of time have often been…

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The role of the CMO: Tech, trends, transitions

By Mike Cullen | November 29, 2018

On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we take you back to the SaaStock18 stage for a panel on the role of the B2B SaaS CMO. Moderated by Eileen O’Mara, EMEA CMO, it features Heather Zynczak, CMO at Pluralsight, Meagen Eisenberg, CMO at MongoDB, and Ryan Carlson, CMO…

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A guide to not f***ing up company culture with Kirsti Grant

By Irina Dzhambazova | November 25, 2018

What does it take to create and keep a great company culture? Kirsti Grant, Co-founder of Populate and HOP Ventures has been aiming to answer that and has a guide on how not to destroy company culture. All starts with strategic alignment.

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How to make better decisions while scaling and growing a SaaS company

By Alex Theuma | November 22, 2018

On this week’s episode, we bring you another great speaker we will host at SaaStock Oceania – Ashik Ahmed, CEO and CTO of Deputy. Ashik will talk about the shit he wishes he knew as he was growing the company. One of the central themes in that is the learning curve in making better decisions, which is the subject of this week’s podcast.

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The SaaStock team went to five events in a week and is back to report

By Irina Dzhambazova | November 20, 2018

Team SaaStock just attended 5 seperate events all within the same week. Here is what we picked up, wearing as versatile hats as event organisers, content creators, agenda builders and lovers of SaaS

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How to hire executives by scrapping the Silicon Valley playbook

By Alex Theuma | November 15, 2018

The latest guest on the SaaS Revolution Show is Alex Fala, CEO of New Zealand company Vend. One of the speakers at SaaStock Oceania, which takes place on December 6th in Sydney, he gives a taster of the topic he will cover extensively at the event: how to hire executives without using the Silicon Valley playbook, which Alex deems irrelevant unless you are the hottest company in the Bay area.

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How to run a growth-minded team with Kieran Flanagan

By Annie Musgrove | November 14, 2018

Every company hits growth ceilings. Scaling is about breaking through them. And it often comes down to the people on your team. In his talk at SaaStock18, Kieran Flanagan, VP Marketing/Growth at HubSpot, shares how he hires growth-minded people by using Linkedin in a smart way, how he plots initiatives in a graph to decide what to do, and how he divides his time between channels that grow and those which don’t.

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How to find Go-to-market fit and grow exponentially

By Irina Dzhambazova | November 8, 2018

On the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we host Tae Hea Nahm, co-founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. We talk about frameworks for a successful growth and in particular the search for Go-to-market fit, as well as more personal challenges associated with growing a company, namely the change of responsibilities that the CEO and VP will undergo and the loneliness that every CEO inevitably will have to face and how to counteract that.

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Taking over Brazil SaaS Forum and introducing SaaStock LatAm

By Alex Theuma | November 7, 2018

We are super excited to announce that the founders of Brazil SaaS Forum have formally given us the keys to the house. We will be taking their incredible foundation, and venture into the beautiful continent for the very first time to carry the work of connecting and supporting the SaaS community in Latin America. We will be back on April 23-24, 2019 to Sao Paulo to bring 200+ founders, executives and investors together.

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Cancer, hardship, and the f*ckery of being a SaaS founder

By Annie Musgrove | November 6, 2018

Known mainly for his super actionable talks on pricing and metrics, in this talk from SaaStock18 Patrick Campbell focuses on two rarely talked about topics: the dilemmas and pitfalls of having part-time SaaS co-founders and dealing with a serious illness. This is a short write up from his session.

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The Struggle: Bootstrapping from $0 to $50 in MRR in just 4 years

By Alex Theuma | November 2, 2018

The first guest on our new series, The Struggle, is Clay Smith, CEO and co-founder of Akita. Started five years ago as part of the Launchpad program at NDRC in Dublin, the company earned its first 50 dollars in revenue last year. As Clay puts it, they became ramen profitable. The instant kind.

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Who is the Best B2B SaaS Startup of 2018?

By Gabriel Pizzolante | November 2, 2018

This year, as part of SaaStock18, we embarked on a mission to find the Best B2B SaaS Startup of 2018. To help us find it and give it as much value as possible, we partnered with Zendesk, Frontline Ventures, Voxbone, ProfitWell and Slack, without whose help none of this would be possible. So how did it all go?

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Enabling sales to be your secret weapon

By Annie Musgrove | October 30, 2018

Most companies think that in order not to survive fierce competition they need to focus on the product. They need to offer the best product on the market. But really what you should be thinking about is: How are you going to beat your competitors to market? It won’t be a certain feature or functionality. The truth is that your product probably won’t sell itself. In this day and age, your sales team is your key differentiator. Stan Massueras, EMEA Sales Director Intercom at SaaStock18.

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10 key lessons SaaStock18 attendees picked up

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 26, 2018

This year we have a particularly great roster of write-ups about SaaStock18, all filled with lessons, experiences and kind words. Thanks for everyone who took the time to write their impressions and share with the community. Here are 10 lessons we extracted from them.

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The role of the CEO in scaling to $250 Million

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 25, 2018

During SaaStock18, alongside three tracks and a Startup Pitch stage, we ran a podcast studio. During the two days of the conference, Inside Intercom, Nathan Latka, Growth Everywhere, Build by Openview, Open SaaS Mic, The Startup Chat, and 14 Minutes of SaaS all recorded interviews with our speakers, which they…

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Ten lessons Vivek Sharma learned growing past $40mm in ARR

By Annie Musgrove | October 23, 2018

Vivek Sharma co-founded Movable Ink in 2010 and has led the company through rapid growth to a leading market position with 200+ employees serving 500 of the most innovative consumer brands. Movable Ink recently crossed $40M in ARR and at the SaaStock18 stage, Vivek Sharma shared 10 biggest lessons, neatly summarised in this short write up.

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How to create diverse and inclusive organisations

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 19, 2018

On this week’s episode,  we host one the SaaStock Oceania speakers – Dale Clareburt, CEO and Co-founder of Weirdly to talk about diversity and inclusion.

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We are uniting the community of SaaS trailblazers in more ways in 2019

By Alex Theuma | October 17, 2018

Fostering an ambassador program to fuel SaaStock Local events, a full-blown roster of SaaStock conferences on 5 continents and a video-on-demand product are all in the works for the next 12 months when SaaStock19 returns to Dublin on October 14-16, 2019. Ticket already available.

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SaaStock Live: Day 2

By Annie Musgrove | October 17, 2018

SaaStock Day 2 Wednesday 17 October You can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why we’ve created SaaStock Live, our on-the-go recaps of key sessions throughout SaaStock 2018. Our reporters, Annie and Despina, will keep you up to date and fill you in on exciting SaaS you might have missed. You…

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SaaStock Live: Day 1

By Annie Musgrove | October 16, 2018

SaaStock Day 1 Tuesday 16 October You can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why we’ve created SaaStock Live, our on-the-go recaps of key sessions throughout SaaStock 2018. Our reporters, Annie and Despina, will keep you up to date and fill you in on exciting stuff you might have missed. You…

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SaaStock Live 2018: SaaS.City

By Annie Musgrove | October 15, 2018

Monday 15 October You can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why we’ve created SaaStock Live, our on-the-go recaps of key sessions throughout SaaStock 2018. Our reporters, Annie and Despina, will keep you up to date and fill you in on exciting stuff you might have missed. Today? SaaS.City. _____________________________________________________________________________ 16:45…

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5 happenings not to miss at SaaStock18

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 12, 2018

With just 3 days to go until SaaStock18 and what feels like a million things you could be doing for the three days, we made you a handy list of the more unusual things that you shouldn’t miss aside from seeing our 133 incredible speakers, a myriad of SaaS companies…

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The content marketing playbook of Eric Siu

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 11, 2018

With SaaStock18 around the corner, we want to get you even more excited for the conference and are bringing to you an especially useful and interesting podcast episode this week. Alex chats with Eric Siu, CEO of SaaS marketing agency Single Grain on all things content marketing. Eric is the…

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The SaaS Irish mafia at SaaStock18

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 10, 2018

SaaStock was born and raised as a conference on these shores and it’s always key to pay special tribute to our very own SaaS Irish mafia that travels the shortest distance and punches above its weight. Founders, executives, investors and all-round sound individuals are all joining us and we are excited to welcome them. Come see them on the stage, meet them in the investor zone, or chat with them in one of our many parties. Here is a list of 18 of them:

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What’s the Craic at SaaStock?

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 9, 2018

Craic, as we like to call fun in Ireland, has a prominent spot on the agenda. Yes, that does involve partying and the occasional Guinness or two. But because everyone has a different definition of fun, it involves much more.

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