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Category creation Mark Organ April Dunford

Confessions of a serial billion $ category creator

By Irina Dzhambazova | June 20, 2019

One of the last sessions at SaaStock18 was a bonus one that brought a double dose of Canadian accents – April Dunford in conversation with…

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Category creation Mark Organ April Dunford

Confessions of a serial billion $ category creator

By Irina Dzhambazova | June 20, 2019

One of the last sessions at SaaStock18 was a bonus one that brought a double dose of Canadian accents – April Dunford in conversation with Mark Organ. Even though they spoke at 420 on the day weed was legalized in Toronto, the topic they covered on the day was category creation. You are listening to the SaaS Revolution Show. I am Irina Dzhambazova, stepping in for Alex Theuma. On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution show, we are bringing…

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How to create financial plans that excite VCs

By Irina Dzhambazova | November 21, 2017

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…

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Why product user engagement is the most important metric for a SaaS company

By Alex Theuma | November 19, 2017

On the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show Alex Theuma takes you to sunny Lisbon and Web Summit where he caught up with Ashley Carroll, Partner at Social Capital. After sitting on two excellent panels, she joined him for a conversation about metrics and why user buy viagra us pharmacy…

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

By Irina Dzhambazova | November 5, 2017

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…

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Inside a $7k MRR SaaS Business: Getting Traction in a new category

By Alex Theuma | October 28, 2017

In the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Alex Theuma is joined by Patrick Barnes, CEO, and Co-founder of Advocately. The SaaS company automates how B2B SaaS companies build better relationships with their customers. Born and raised in Australia, Patrick has lived in Singapore for the past 5 years,…

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Highs and Lows in Product and Marketing with Des Traynor [Podcast]

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 28, 2017

In the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we take you to the Scale Stage of SaaStock which Des Traynor of Intercom and Christoph Janz of Point Nine Capital graced for a chat on product management and marketing. With more than 100,000 monthly active users, an ARR growth from…

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AMA with Dan Steinman, Head of EMEA, Gainsight

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 20, 2017

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…

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Staying on brand whilst scaling up

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 15, 2017

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…

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5 tips on building a SaaS unicorn with Ryan Smith

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 15, 2017

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,…

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

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 8, 2017

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…

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How you change from seed to unicorn with Renaud Visage

By Irina Dzhambazova | October 8, 2017

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,…

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What 9 attendees took away from SaaStock17

By Irina Dzhambazova | September 25, 2017

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…

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The No BS Guide to achieving $45K LTV and sub-5% churn with Ronan Perceval

By Alex Theuma | September 20, 2017

11 In the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show Alex Theuma is joined by Ronan Perceval, CEO and founder of Phorest, a Dublin-based SaaS company providing solutions for salons. They talk about how to navigate and grow revenues in the SMB market, what is an acceptable churn rate and how to…

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Building a Successful Sales Machine with Steli Efti and Steven Broudy

By Irina Dzhambazova | September 20, 2017

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…

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AMA with Krish Subramanian, CEO of Chargebee

By Irina Dzhambazova | September 17, 2017

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,…

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4 Common SaaS Challenges You Can Overcome At SaaStock 17

By Irina Dzhambazova | September 12, 2017

Guest post by Pawel Grabowski, Founder of Usermagnet.io SaaS can be quite frustrating. You were doing so well, building the product and steering your company to success. But you’ve hit a wall. You feel stuck. And no matter what you do, you just can’t overcome that one annoying problem. The reality…

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Hiring – the pain and the gain of growing from 30 to 100 employees in 24 months or less

By Irina Dzhambazova | September 5, 2017

In the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Alex takes a break from interviewing SaaStock 17 speakers and plays back a panel discussion held at SaaStock 16 on the fuzzy subject of hiring during growth. Probably among the toughest things for any founder and CEO to figure out, finding the right…

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AMA with Adrienne Weismann

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 28, 2017

Adrienne Weissman, the latest guest we had on the SaaS Revolution Club Slack communityAMA, hails from Chicago and has over 15 years of experience at various tech innovators. Currently, she’s Chief Marketing and Customer Officer at G2 Crowd, the platform for sharing business software reviews, which just closed a cool $30M Series…

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From $0 to $2.5 billion with Qualtrics CEO, Ryan Smith

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 20, 2017

The first time Ryan Smith, co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics, and I were meant to speak over Zoom, I only got a glimpse of his Provo, Utah office through the camera. He never came in, stuck at a prolonged customer meeting. The CEO and co-founder of unicorn Qualtrics still actively speaks…

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AMA with Christoph Janz

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 17, 2017

Christoph Janz knows what it takes to grow a successful SaaS business. As Managing Partner of Point Nine Capital, he’s backed SaaS success stories such as Typeform, Zendesk, and Algolia among many others. Christoph recently held an AMA on the SaaS Revolution Club Slack community (you can join here, it’s awesome!) where he…

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5 Key Moves that Got a Billion Dollar Exit

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 10, 2017

Tom Lyons, Business Editor, Sunday Business Post chats to Siraj Khaliq, Co-founder of The Climate Corporation, a company he sold to Monsanto for $1.1 billion. The Climate Corporation brought climate data science to growing crops, using the $3 trillion economic price attached to weather. Aside from choosing such a lucrative problem…

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Lessons on leadership and advocacy from an $800 million exiteer

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 8, 2017

There are many things Mark Organ has to fit into his day. One stands out. The CEO and founder of advocacy marketing company Influitive has made it his mission to make his daughter and son laugh three times before they get on the school bus. It’s one of many ways…

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Bootstrapping a SaaS business from Gran Canaria

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 3, 2017

Carlos Hernandez, founder of Quaderno built one of the very first SaaS businesses in Spain, back in 2004. As he did, three myths about building a successful SaaS company kept nagging him, which he never seemed to fall for. He debunks all three of them in this session, recorded at SaaStock…

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5 Keys for Driving Growth & Engagement via Email with Scott Heimes, CMO of SendGrid

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 3, 2017

Email is the foundation of a successful customer communication strategy and plays a vital role in driving growth and the bottom line. In this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, SendGrid CMO, Scott Heimes leverages data insights and customer examples to reveal the 5 rules for building a strong and…

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In search of Diversity at SaaStock

By Irina Dzhambazova | August 2, 2017

We built SaaStock on the premise that everyone deserves help in building and scaling their SaaS because it’s damn hard. We are doing that by bringing together the SaaS community to exchange ideas and lessons learned for three days in Dublin. In an AMA we recently hosted on the SaaS…

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