Funding & Investment

Advice on raising funds for every stage of the SaaS journey, the best way to spend the investment and keep VC relationships healthy and fruitful

Charting the Journey of Paddle from Zero to $10mill ARR, with Christian Owens, Paddle

Christian Owens, CEO of Paddle, is this week’s guest on our Zero to Ten series, on The SaaS Revolution Show. In this episode of our podcast, Christian shares his journey to achieving $10mill ARR, and more. Watch now, or listen to the audio-only version below: Listen now:

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Charting the Journey of Dixa from Zero to $10mill ARR, with Mads Fosselius, Dixa

Mads Fosselius, CEO of Dixa, is this week’s guest on our brand new series, Zero to Ten, on The SaaS Revolution Show. In this series, we chart the journey of a company or a founder from zero to ten million in ARR. In the first episode of this series, Mads shares his journey from a…

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The Challenges & Opportunities of Moving from Market Disruptor to Category Creator, with Didier Elzinga & Roli Saxena (Culture Amp)

Didier Elzinga (Founder & CEO) and Roli Saxena (Board Member) at Culture Amp, are this week’s guests on The SaaS Revolution Show. This is a session from SaaStock Remote 2021. In the foundational years of SaaS unicorn Culture Amp, Didier Elzinga – CEO and founder – heard a lot of “no’s”. The HR category was…

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The Top Mistakes CMOs make & how to avoid them, Tricia Gellman (Drift) & Brian Kardon (InVision)

Ahead of SaaStock Blueprint Series: CMO next week, Tricia Gellman (CMO at Drift) and Brian Kardon (CMO at InVision) are this week’s guests on The SaaS Revolution Show. In conversation with Alexander Theuma, Founder and CEO of SaaStock, they discuss some mistakes CMOs make and ways to overcome them: Drift’s culture of experimenting Investing in…

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From Self-Funded Startup to Profitable Unicorn. The Calendly Journey.

Last year, ⅓ of tech founders struggled to secure funding. In the early days of SaaS unicorn Calendly, raising money was also a big challenge for Tope Awotona, Founder & CEO. To get the company off the ground, he had to take a different path. This included investing his life savings, stretching every dollar and…

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The Story of Grid so far, from Beta to Series A and Commercial Launch, with Hjálmar Gíslason, Grid

Hjálmar Gíslason, Founder & CEO of GRID, is this week’s guests on The SaaS Revolution Show. After founding several companies, Hjálmar came to a realisation that there was a gap in the market between spreadsheet users and power-user tools – leading to the inception of GRID. GRID enables you to leverage your existing spreadsheet skills…

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From Self Funded Startup to Profitable Unicorn. The Calendly Journey with Tope Awotona (Calendly) & Blake Bartlett (OpenView Ventures)

Tope Awotona (CEO & Founder of Calendly) and Blake Bartlett (Partner at OpenView Ventures) are this week’s guests on The SaaS Revolution Show. Last year, ⅓ of tech founders struggled to secure funding. In the early days of SaaS unicorn Calendly, raising money was also a big challenge for Tope Awotona. To get the company…

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The SaaS Founder’s Guide to Meeting Investors in a Hybrid World

In a year of massive uncertainty and upheaval, the Atomico State of European Tech report found that 2020 was on track to be a record year for the amount of capital invested into European technology companies. Despite that, 46% of founders said that access to capital was the biggest challenge they faced in 2020. So…

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Fireside Chat and AMA on Company Culture with Nicolas Dessaigne, Algolia

Nicolas Dessaigne is the co-founder of Algolia. He joins Stephen Cummins, CEO at AppSelekt, on The SaaS Revolution Show to discuss raising seed and Series A funding, as well as how to seed world-class company culture. Watch now, or listen to the audio-only version below: Listen now:

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An Introduction to Venture Debt with Donatella Callegaris, Flashpoint Venture Capital

Donatella Callegaris is managing partner at Flashpoint Venture Capital. She joins Alex Theuma on The SaaS Revolution Show to talk about venture debt – a topic that many first-time SaaS founders are unfamiliar with. Learn about: What is venture debt? When should a startup founder look at venture debt, compared with other types of fundraising?…

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