Meet the speakers taking to the online stage at SaaStock EMEA6 min read
We’re very excited to be counting down to SaaStock EMEA Online – the most actionable online conference for B2B SaaS founders, executives, and investors in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Check out some of the incredible speakers who will be taking to our online stage on October 12-15. They’ll be sharing practical, actionable tips to help your SaaS company gain traction, grow, and scale.
Read on to learn more about some of our amazing speaker lineup, including exclusive videos, podcasts and more.
Philippe Botteri – Partner, Accel
Philippe Botteri joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on cloud applications, security, and online marketplaces. He led Accel’s investments in DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU), Algolia, Doctolib, Blablacar, PeopleDoc (acquired by Ultimate Software) and more recently Snyk and Chainalysis. He is also on the board of Fiverr and worked closely with the team at Crowdstrike.
Philippe was an early guest on The SaaS Revolution Show, and talked with Alex Theuma about the art of going international, why the world is the market every SaaS company should be after, and how to go about it. Listen now:
Patrick Campbell – CEO, Profitwell
Patrick Campbell is the CEO of ProfitWell, the software for helping subscription companies with their monetization and retention strategies. Prior to ProfitWell, Patrick led Strategic Initiatives for Boston based Gemvara and was an Economist at Google and the US Intelligence community.
An expert on SaaS pricing and a hugely popular speaker at past SaaStock events, we can’t wait to welcome back Patrick to our online stage in October. Here’s a throwback video from SaaStock 2019 where he talks about building a sustainable and long-lasting SaaS business.
Daniel Dines – CEO & co-founder, UiPath
Daniel Dines is the CEO and co-founder of UiPath, the fastest growing and leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI software worldwide. Before founding UiPath in 2005, Daniel was an engineer at Microsoft, where he designed and developed the SQL Server Agent.
In July 2020 it was announced that UiPath had become the first European Cloud Decacorn, reaching a $10B post-money valuation. You can read their funding announcement in full here.
Also in July, UiPath unveiled the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of UiPath: The Future of Work: A Pandemic Spotlight. The study looks at the influence of COVID-19 on automation adoption and the future of work. Download the study now.
April Dunford – Founder, Ambient Strategy
April Dunford is a globally recognized expert in Positioning and Market strategy. Previously April has run marketing and sales teams at a series of successful technology startups and has launched 16 products into market. She is also a board member, investor, and advisor to dozens of high-growth businesses and author Obviously Awesome.
April is a really popular speaker and we’re delighted to welcome her back to a SaaStock online stage in October. Here’s a throwback video to her speaking on a physical stage at SaaStock 2019. She looks at product-market fit, and why reaching PMF doesn’t always mean your startup is growing.
Sean Ellis – Co-creator, Go Practice
Sean Ellis coined the term “Growth Hacking” and is considered the founder of the worldwide Growth Hacking movement. He developed and applied Growth Hacking at companies like Dropbox, Eventbrite, LogMeIn, and Lookout, which led to breakout growth for these companies (all worth billions of dollars today).
He co-authored “Hacking Growth”, which has been translated into 16 languages, and is founder of GrowthHackers.com. Today he’s co-creator of Go Practice, an immersive simulation for learning growth.
Frederik Groce – Investor, Storm Ventures
Frederik Groce is a Principal at Storm Ventures and a co-founder at BLCK VC. After finishing school, Frederik spent two years as CEO of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) with more than one hundred employees and total assets exceeding $18 million – including overseeing Stanford’s accelerator program. Frederik is also a mentor with the East Bay College Fund which works with minority college students coming from underprivileged communities throughout the east bay.
Reshma Sohoni – Managing Partner, Seedcamp
Reshma Sohoni is the founding partner at Seedcamp, the early backers of TransferWise, Revolut and UiPath. She founded Seedcamp in 2007. Today the Seedcamp nation includes over 350 startups building breakout businesses that change the way people live, interact and buy and includes 3 European unicorns.
Check out Seedcamp’s podcast, This Much I Know, sharing the inside story from startup founders, investors and leading tech voices: the people who’ve built businesses, scaled globally, failed fantastically and learnt massively. This is the latest episode at time of publication:
Tien Tzuo – CEO, Zuora
Tien Tzuo founded Zuora in 2007. He is one of the thought leaders in the software-as-a-service industry, having evangelized the shift to subscription based business models and coining the phrase Subscription Economy. Before Zuora, he was one of the ‘original forces’ at Salesforce, joining as employee number 11.
Want to learn more about the subscription economy? Running a subscription business? Then you should know about Subscribed.com from Zuora – a community and ongoing conversation to keep the world informed, educated, and inspired about the future of business and culture as it relates to the Subscription Economy.
Roxanne Varza – Director, Station F
Roxanne Varza is Director of STATION F, the biggest startup campus in the world with more than 1.000 startups. She is originally from Silicon Valley. Before joining STATION F, she led Microsoft Ventures Paris and TechCrunch France. She also worked for several London-based startups and co-founded StarHer, Tech.eu and Failcon France.
As the world’s biggest startup campus, the Station F team know a thing or two about entrepreneurship and startups. Check out their Station F Podcast sharing entrepreneur stories, published roughly once a month.
Rahul Vohra – CEO & founder, Superhuman
Rahul Vohra is the founder and CEO of Superhuman. Before Superhuman, he founded Rapportive, which kickstarted the Gmail extension ecosystem and was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012. Superhuman is based in San Francisco, and funded by all-star investors from Silicon Valley and NYC.
Rahul joined a SaaStock Sessions back in July, to give a talk on learning how to find & engineer your way towards product-market fit. We thought it was a really great session, but don’t take our word for it – this is taken straight from the Youtube comments section (we know, normally a scary place to go…)
“This is one of the best videos on PMF I’ve ever seen. No BS, to the point. Thank you!”
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