Nov 2017

Why 11 companies decided to sponsor SaaStock18 early on

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Committing early to a partnership with SaaStock means you get the best price, the best pick of a booth, opportunity to engage with the community early on, immersion in case studies and getting assistance from our Customer Success Manager and much more. Consider it a mental calm for your busy SaaS mind. 

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Sep 2017

The Irish mafia coming to SaaStock

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A list of 31 fine Irish representatives in the SaaS world all coming to SaaStock. 

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Sep 2017

11 Humans of SaaStock

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Meet 11 founders, executives, and investors venturing and succeeding in the SaaS universe who are coming to learn from each other, bond and have fun together at SaaStock 17.

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Sep 2017

The Epic guide to SaaStock 17

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SaaStock17 is just around the corner. With 120 speakers, 3 stages, a dozen satellite events, 50 exciting SaaS companies in the Software.City, 200 investors, 1500 potential friends, and a new city to explore it will take some effort to plan and navigate.This is your guide.

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Sep 2017

22 VCs you should meet at SaaStock

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A hand-picked selection of 22 VCs you should meet at SaaStock, organised by the stages they invest in.

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Aug 2017

15 fine SaaS companies coming to SaaStock

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From bringing data into key decision-making fields and making people happier and better at their roles, all the way to redefining how mundane tasks are executed and keeping companies safe from harm, we have curated 15 SaaS companies that are coming over to SaaStock and are a force to be reckoned with.

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Aug 2017

The 38 speakers you cannot miss at SaaStock 17

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With 120 speakers from all corners of the globe, from all sides of the SaaS space and every stage of a startup lifecycle, the three days in Dublin will be packed with tactical learning and sharing. No matter what your goals are, or whether you are into Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, Investor or founder wisdom, early stage or growth secrets, SaaStock has the right people for you to learn from.

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Aug 2017

Human of SaaStock: Nicola Anderson, VP of Marketing, GoCardless

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Meet Nicola Anderson, one of many humans of Saastock we are fortunate to have at the conference. "The agenda for this year looks really strong and I’m really impressed with how seriously SaaStock take diversity."

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Jul 2017

Turn your SaaS tech to eleven: Introducing the CTO track

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Building and maintaining a SaaS product is tough as is the ever-changing role of the CTO. We are running a half-day track devoted especially to the art of scaling teams, technology, and processes - from CTOs for CTOs.

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Jul 2017

What 43 SaaStock Sponsors Want

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We've asked the 43 Saas companies already exhibiting at SaaStock what they want to get from their sponsorship. They all said the same things - brand exposure, new sales leads, reconnecting face-to-face with existing customers and supporting the SaaS community. Now we are working to help them achieve all of these things.

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Jul 2017

The Stars in the SaaS.City

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Introducing the lineup for SaaS.City, the 1-day accelerator for your SaaS. Learning and fun packed in 4 bootcamps, 3 workshops, Accel's Top 100 European SaaS companies, 3 pub crawls, an illuminating SaaStock opening party and more. 

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Jul 2017

One too many reasons to come to SaaStock

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Making new friends, learning from the masters and meeting investors and stars, are some of the reasons why you should come to SaaStock, a global conference with a European heart. Have your pick from these six reasons. 

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Jul 2017

Introducing SaaSociety

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This September the SaaS Universe is descending on Dublin for SaaStock 2017.

A small and exclusive part of the occasion is SaaSociety, our private gathering of SaaS leaders, founders and select later-stage investors, which we run on Thursday 21st September, the day after SaaStock.

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Jun 2017

The Art of Giving a Chance: How and Why ChartMogul Became our First Sponsor

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ChartMogul was the first ever company to take a chance on SaaStock as a sponsor. Its CEO and founder, Nick Franklin, took what was a slight punt with a conference that was only a dream. The ROI behind the punt has manifested in five incredible ways.

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May 2017

Want Traction, Growth and Scale? Announcing the SaaStock 2017 Agenda

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The SaaS Universe is coming to Dublin in September, rightfully expecting ROI on attendance. So let’s be straightforward about it: we're convinced that you as a SaaS Founder, executive, or investor in SaaS companies, will get a 10X ROI on your ticket. Here's why.

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The Developer CEO

Apr 2017

The Developer CEO

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Peter Coppinger – Founder/CEO/Lead Developer of Teamwork.com

In this brutally honest keynote, Peter tells us how he's a terrible CEO!  In building the €12m ARR Teamwork.com, he shares some of the huge mistakes he made along the way, including:

  • The worst product launch ever
  • Believing they didn't need Salespeople
  • Having no deliberate hiring strategy and much much more

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Engineering your Sales Team for Hyper Growth

Apr 2017

Engineering your Sales Team for Hyper Growth

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Panel Discussion at #SaaStock16: Alex Kayyal, Europe Head, Salesforce Ventures, hosts:

  • Hampus Jakobsson, Co-Founder & CEO, Brisk 
  • Fergus Gloster, SaaS advisor/Former MD Europe Marketo & SVP EMEA Salesforce
  • Orla Moran, Founder, Selling Through Spirituality, ex Head of Europe at New Relic

This discussion covers:

  • The 6 Cs of Hiring
  • Hiring Mistakes
  • Training and Onboarding
  • Why you should get to know your first 10 hires very well
  • Culture and fit

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Building a $100m SaaS business? Think people, purpose & product

Apr 2017

Building a $100m SaaS business? Think people, purpose & product

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SaaStock on Tour London, 15th March 2017, Salesforce Tower.

Keynote by Stephen Millard, Chief Platform Officer at Notion Capital.

Stephen talks about Notion Capital's criteria for investment decisions, and what they've learned from their investment portfolio about the characteristics of success and live examples of Founder journeys including:

  • Exceptional People
  • Solving an industry-defining global problem
  • Fundamental ability to execute
  • Obsession
  • Sense of Purpose
  • Self Awareness

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Achieving Meaningful Exits in SaaS

Mar 2017

Achieving Meaningful Exits in SaaS

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Mark MacLeod – Founder at SurePath Capital Partners, keynote speaker at #SaaStock16

In this presentation, Mark:

  • shares statistics on 2 years of tracking exits in Europe
  • reveals some interesting patterns
  • who's buying, and types of buyers
  • outlines some steps to take in preparation for exit

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UK vs US Funding environment & how to build a strong Sales Team

Mar 2017

UK vs US Funding environment & how to build a strong Sales Team

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SaaStock on Tour London, 15th March 2017, Salesforce Tower.

Panel Discussion: UK vs US Funding Environment & How to Build a Strong Sales Team

Hosted by Alex Kayyal, Europe Head, Salesforce Ventures and featuring:

John Thompson, CEO & Co Founder, User Replay
Dmitry Aksenov, CEO & Co Founder, DigitalGenius
James Osmond, GM EMEA, Triptease

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Lessons in Scaling from Slack, Box and Gainsight

Mar 2017

Lessons in Scaling from Slack, Box and Gainsight

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SaaStock on Tour London, 15th March 2017, Salesforce Tower.

Panel Discussion: Lessons in Scaling from Slack, Box and Gainsight

Hosted by Dan Steinman, GM EMEA at Gainsight, and featuring:

Dan Farkkas, Senior Director, Customer Success at Box
Rav Dhaliwal, Head of Customer Success EMEA at Slack

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Lessons Learned from 3k SaaS Companies

Mar 2017

Lessons Learned from 3k SaaS Companies

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Keynote from #SaaStock16, Patrick Campbell, CEO at Price Intelligently speaks about the danger of focussing on acquistion at all costs. Retention and monetisation can lose out to acquisition, but is that the way to go, and how will you know? Patrick's scary talk looks at how software is going to zero, at the normalised value of features over time, how cost of acquisition is going up, and, how companies who say they are doing customer development aren't really doing it at all. This talk will really get you thinking.

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Mar 2017

Improve your Retention with this One Change -

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Keynote from #SaaStock16, David Cancel, CEO at Drift explains how making one change can have a profound impact on your retention figures.  What is that change?  Get the incentives right!  Sounds simple right?  In his session, David gives excellent insights about: 

  • External v Internal Incentives
  • Leveraging Cognitive Bias
  • Incentives & Disincentives
  • Incentives and the dark side of Metrics
  • Aligning incentives across Marketing, Sales, Product departments

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Feb 2017

Genius or luck? What it takes to build a successful SMB SaaS business

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Fireside Chat at #SaaStock16: Alex Ferrara – Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners interviews Martin Henk – Co-Founder at Pipedrive

Hear Martin speaking about 

  • the early days of Pipedrive; how being door-to-door salesmen led to build a SaaS product
  • why Europe is such a good fertile ground for creating SaaS companies and access to capital
  • opening a US office and compensation for global teams
  • communicating & decision making for global teams
  • product-market fit
  • growth and metrics
  • raising capital and exit strategy
  • and near-death experiences!

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Jan 2017

14 Startups who have raised $54M+ since SaaStock 2016

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In September over 700 SaaS founders, executives, investors and media from across the globe joined us in Dublin’s RDS to attend the inaugural SaaStock. In the past four months we have noticed companies who attended raise fresh funding, in some cases from investors who also attended SaaStock. Did we play any part in it? We’d like to think so….

Here is a list of 14 startups who’ve closed $54M+ in funding since attending SaaStock:

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8 DOs and DON'Ts for SaaS Startups

Jan 2017

8 DOs and DON'Ts for SaaS Startups

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The title of this #SaaStock16 talk is 8 DOs and DON'Ts for SaaS Startups. Actually there are 7 DON'Ts and 1 DO shared here by Christoph and Nick, who between them have seen all the pitfalls for early stage SaaS companies along the way. Watch now for deeper dive into their 8 top tips.

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Leo Widrich and Robin Wauters at SaaStock 2016

Dec 2016

Leo Widrich and Robin Wauters at SaaStock 2016

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​Robin Wauters of Tech.eu chats to Leo Widrich CEO and CoFounder at Buffer, on stage for #SaaStock16 which took place at RDS, Dublin, Ireland, in September 2016. Leo speaks about the early days trying to sustain the company, learning about pricing, being a product-first company, demonstrating value to customers, True Activation Metrics, testing and much much more.

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