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

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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The journey of a SaaS CEO with Chris Hall, CEO at Bynder

On the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show Alex is joined by Chris Hall, CEO at Dutch marketing tech company Bynder. In the conversation they touch on the pillars that define the journey of a CEO – from scaling and growing the company, its culture and its people to the personal transformation a CEO…

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

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 the company right. “There is…

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

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 $1 to $50 million achieved…

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5 tips on building a SaaS unicorn with Ryan Smith

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, to raising $480M, Ryan has…

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What 9 attendees took away from SaaStock17

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 like that to understand what…

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Building a Successful Sales Machine with Steli Efti and Steven Broudy

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 Efti and Steven Broudy gave during…

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AMA with Krish Subramanian, CEO of Chargebee

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, funded by Accel Partners and…

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

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 people at the right time…

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AMA with Adrienne Weismann

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 B round this past May….

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