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

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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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From $0 to $2.5 billion with Qualtrics CEO, Ryan Smith

The first time Ryan Smith, co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics, and I were meant to speak over Zoom, I only got a glimpse of his Provo, Utah office through the camera. He never came in, stuck at a prolonged customer meeting. The CEO and co-founder of unicorn Qualtrics still actively speaks with customers. When we do…

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5 Key Moves that Got a Billion Dollar Exit

Tom Lyons, Business Editor, Sunday Business Post chats to Siraj Khaliq, Co-founder of The Climate Corporation, a company he sold to Monsanto for $1.1 billion. The Climate Corporation brought climate data science to growing crops, using the $3 trillion economic price attached to weather. Aside from choosing such a lucrative problem to solve, what are the…

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Lessons on leadership and advocacy from an $800 million exiteer

There are many things Mark Organ has to fit into his day. One stands out. The CEO and founder of advocacy marketing company Influitive has made it his mission to make his daughter and son laugh three times before they get on the school bus. It’s one of many ways he brings real delight to…

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