The Struggle

Nothing worth having comes easy. The Struggle is dedicated to the painful lessons learned by founders at the vanguard of SaaS. Money lost, difficult decisions and mistakes made.

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Overcoming the odds of being a technical founder, bootstrapper and single founder to build a $10mill ARR SaaS business

In this episode of The SaaS Revolution Show, Saravana Kumar, CEO & Founder of Kovai, speaks with SaaStock’s Alexander Theuma to deep dive into overcoming the odds of being a single, bootstrapped founder to build a successful SaaS business. Saravana shares: Why he’s made the choice to be all three Which challenges he faced along…

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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 Challenges & Opportunities of Moving from Market Disruptor to Category Creator

There is a prevailing view that startups are better at creating breakthrough innovations, than some of the more established businesses out there. It is said to come with increased research costs and uncertainty. According to the Harvard Business Review, creating a category “involves both a breakthrough product and a breakthrough business model”, and carving your…

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Building a remote, profitable, transparent and sustainable company with Joel Gascoigne, CEO of Buffer

Joel Gascoigne, CEO and founder of Buffer is this week’s guest on The SaaS Revolution Show. Joel shares his top lessons learned over the past ten years building Buffer: a fully-remote, transparent and profitable business. From the early days and Buffer’s very first revenue, to splitting with his co-founders and taking on the role of…

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How 60+ SaaS founders and CEOs have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19, remote work, and a market downturn

We know how essential it is for SaaS and startup founders to connect and learn from one another – especially in times of crisis or when new challenges arise. To try and help our community of SaaS founders and execs, I reached out to over 60 founders and CEOs, to find out what their biggest…

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Learning how to sell when it is (almost) too late

On this month’s episode of the Struggle, with talk with Joachim Klein, President of ThreeKit. Originally from Germany, Joachim has been living in San Francisco for the past three years.  ThreeKit is Joachim’s fourth foray into Enterprise SaaS, a field he is fully subscribed to at this point. He started off his path in a…

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VIDEO: Cancer hardship and the f*ckery of being a founder

VIDEO: Cancer hardship and the f*ckery of being a founder – Patrick Campbell Are you a first time founder? Or a co-founder of a SaaS company?  Learn how Patrick Campbell did “everything wrong” when he first started out as a co founder of ProfitWell. In this video you will learn: How Patrick handles hardship as…

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