Traction

Foundational, practical advice on all that it takes to gain the initial SaaS traction, from the product-market fit, through to the first sale, all the way to the initial customer onboarding

Bootstrapped Janna Bastow SaaStock

A six-year bootstrapped journey through the Plateau of Doom and back

On this month’s episode of The Struggle, we speak with Janna Bastow, Co-Founder and CEO of ProdPad, a SaaS platform for product management that helps product managers develop product strategy. It took Janna about a week on the job as a product manager to realize that she didn’t have the tools necessary to do her…

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5 reasons you should talk to your customers

[Radio Hour] 5 reasons you have to start talking with customers now

To mark the launch of our fourth flagship conference, SaaStock19, we are bringing a special radio hour episode collating the wisdom from 5 speakers we hosted at SaaStock18, who will be joining us again at SaaStock19. We have gathered tactical advice from Patrick Campbell, CEO and founder of ProfitWell, April Dunford, Founder of Ambient Strategy,…

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SaaStock19 SaaS conference

Europe’s Largest SaaS Conference: 4,000 attendees, 150 speakers, 40+ hours of content

We’re excited to announce the launch of SaaStock19, our fourth global flagship conference, taking place once again in the city of Dublin. We’ll bring 4,000+ SaaS founders, executives, and investors together for three days of intensive knowledge and networking, all in the name of traction, growth, and scale. We founded SaaStock because the SaaS industry…

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Jakob Marovt succeeding in SaaS

What 15 SaaS companies taught Jakob Marovt about succeeding (or not) in SaaS

On this month’s episode of The Struggle, we host Jakob Marovt, a serial SaaS product builder and Growth consultant. In the last 10, years he has worked for and with around 15 SaaS companies, co-founding one of them – Pipetop. In the process he has learned what succeeding in SaaS looks like. A computer science…

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Lessons on traction from 4-time founder Hannah Chaplin

On this month’s episode of The Struggle, we speak with Hannah Chaplin, Co-Founder, and CEO of Receptive, a SaaS company that helps other SaaS companies make the most of the product feedback they get and turn it into insights that can help them grow. Receptive is Hannah’s fourth company, the second which is SaaS. She has…

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Calling all SaaS Visionaries: Speak at SaaStock 2019

SaaStock is built on compelling stories and the SaaStock 2019 Call for Content is now open. This is your chance to join our tribe by submitting your speaker proposal. It’s your opportunity to join your peers and industry thought leaders to help shape the future of the SaaS community. It’s your platform to ensure your voice is heard by our captive audience of SaaS superstars.

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Yesware: Coping with the everyday struggles on the way to $20M+ ARR

On this month’s episode of the Struggle, Alex speaks with Yesware co-founder and chairman of the Board, Matthew Bellows. He interviewed him a year ago for another episode of the SaaS Revolution Show where the focus was on the part of the story that showcased Yesware’s success to date. Today they take a step back and, in…

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Folding with grace: the story of WeDelight

The Struggle is a new subseries of the SaaS Revolution Show where we aim to tell the part of the SaaS journey often not told: the struggle to get traction. A struggle which sometimes ends in success but other times in failure.  The guest on this month’s episode is Rory Codrington, founder of WeDelight,…

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AgoraPulse: An 18-year, epic struggle to $5m ARR

Our guest on the second episode of the Struggle is Emeric Ernoult, CEO and Co-founder of social media platform AgoraPulse. In this segment of the show, we aim to tell the part of the SaaS journey often omitted: the struggle to get traction. A struggle which sometimes ends in success and other times in failure. His…

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Cancer, hardship, and the f*ckery of being a SaaS founder

Known mainly for his super actionable talks on pricing and metrics, in this talk from SaaStock18 Patrick Campbell focuses on two rarely talked about topics: the dilemmas and pitfalls of having part-time SaaS co-founders and dealing with a serious illness. This is a short write up from his session.

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