Hiring & Culture

Stories on the art and science of hiring and onboarding talent, as well as keeping people happy and engaged through great company culture

How Michael Litt adjusted company culture while keeping core values

The first big shift in the life of a CEO hits around employee 50, as Michael Litt found out. Up until this point, founders act more like operators, doing all that needs to be done. But at employee 50 all that somehow changes. The operator has to figure out how to become a leader. At…

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Growing from a line of script to 350,000 users with Simon Grabowski, GetResponse

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. The year was 1996, Simon Grabowski was just 16 and the entrepreneurial zeal within him was ready…

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How to conquer the US market from Europe with Florian Douetteau, Dataiku

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. A Math PhD dropout, Florian Douetteau, was only 20 when he first got the startup bug. The…

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From Zero to IPO: Lessons in Scaling Mimecast

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. Back in 2003, tech wasn’t exactly having its most glorious days. The bitter taste of the dot-com…

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From Freemium to Enterprise: Growing to over 10 million users

Dave Grow always considered himself an operator. When he joined Lucidchart seven years ago, shortly after co-founders Karl Sun and Ben Dilts had built the product, he was there to take care of the business side of things. From answering customer support tickets and doing digital marketing to hiring and setting up partnerships, Dave did…

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Finding talent: How Nikos Moraitakis hires for the company of his dreams

The first quality that strikes you about Nikos Moraitakis is his directness. There is no sugar-coating or unnecessary political correctness with this SaaS CEO. “No one ever came to work because of the ping pong tables. Even less so, stayed for them,” he tells me early in our conversation. My initial attempt is to figure…

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People Power: Hiring and Developing Your Success

The SaaS Revolution Show is a weekly podcast that brings insights and tactics from leading SaaS entrepreneurs and operators across the world. Hosted by Alex Theuma, the show is brought to you by SaaStock. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast. On this week’s episode, we take you back to one of the panels we hosted at SaaStock17….

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Lessons from Scaling Marketing at LinkedIn and Pipedrive

This is a guest post by Laurence Bret-Stern, CRO of Pipedrive. Laurence is one of a dozen speakers we are bringing to SaaStock on Tour London on March 21st. Grab a ticket while we still have them. Every good story involves a conflict or challenge that needs to be overcome. Without obstacles or a climax, there would be nothing to propel…

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How to set up an organisation for 10x growth with Hanno Renner, Personio

As is often the case in tech, timing is crucial. It’s hitting the sweet spot of offering a solution when a market is just ready but not saturated with competitors. Hanno Renner, CEO and co-founder of German HR solution Personio, and the latest guest on the SaaS Revolution Show got his timing just right. He launched…

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The most important question to ask while scaling up with Peter Holten Mühlmann, Trustpilot

On the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Alex talks with Peter Holten Mühlmann, CEO of Trustpilot, an online review community. Peter offers practical wisdom such as when is the right time to go international, how to fundraise and what is the question every CEO needs to be answering as a company scales. Trustpilot’s story…

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