The 38 speakers you cannot miss at SaaStock 17
SaaStock is well stocked. With 120 speakers from all corners of the globe, from all sides of the SaaS space and every stage of a startup lifecycle, the three days in Dublin will be packed with tactical learning and sharing.
120 is a big number, and the talks will cover a broad spectrum of topics. So, to help you get a feel for who and what you might need to see, we’ve broken down the list by theme and highlighted 38 can’t-miss speakers. No matter what your goals are, or whether you are into Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, Investor or founder wisdom, early stage or growth secrets, SaaStock has the right people for you to learn from.
Before we get on with it, make sure you grab a ticket for SaaStock before they all fly off the shelf.
1. Bill Macaitis - Advisor; Former CMO at Zendesk and Slack; Former SVP, Salesforce.com
Bill Macaitis led the marketing teams at three of the most successful SaaS businesses in the world: Salesforce.com, Zendesk, and Slack. At Zendesk alone, he built the marketing team from the ground up, all the way through a successful IPO. With his unparalleled experience, he’s coming to SaaStock to provide growth secrets and best practices that you can implement in marketing your product. Kicking off on Monday at SaaS.City, Bill will answer burning questions at the Growth Marketing Bootcamp, and then will weigh in on Point Nine’s panel discussion, "Best Practices for Expanding to the US.” On Tuesday, he is giving a keynote talk: “Unicorn Growth Secrets. GTM strategies of Slack, Zendesk, & Salesforce.” If you want a sneak peek what to expect, have a read of our recent profile of Bill and his thoughts on the most important thing you need to know about marketing.
2. Archana Agrawal - Head of Cloud Marketing, Atlassian
With a background in computer science and engineering, plus an MBA from Harvard, Archana Agrawal seems the perfect profile to head up global marketing for all of Atlassian’s cloud products. That includes JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, JIRA Service Desk, and HipChat. Her years of experience in analytics and data science, both at Atlassian and at TheLadders.com, no doubt shape a strong evidence-based, data-driven approach to marketing. At SaaStock, she’s sharing tactical advice anyone in the audience can adopt, in her keynote, "Building an Enduring Growth Marketing Practice." The operative word here is “enduring” -- this knowledge is not for quick fixes to show great numbers next quarter. These are tactics for sustained, healthy growth that may just lead to a ten-year streak of your own.
3. Scott Heimes - Chief Marketing Officer, SendGrid
Not many companies can claim to have customers like Airbnb, HubSpot, Spotify, and Foursquare. SendGrid can, sending over 30 billion emails through its platform each month, sitting pretty on the Series D they raised last autumn. And they’ve entrusted this phase of their mammoth growth to Scott Heimes. At SendGrid, Heimes is responsible for brand strategy, demand generation, global marketing operations, and all the little (and big) things that fall under those umbrellas. He has the background for it, as he served as CMO for two other companies, Digital River and WebMD, plus holding other senior leadership marketing roles. He is dropping in at SaaStock to present SendGrid’s journey and key takeaways for scaling a SaaS business. Don’t miss his keynote, "Reaching the Next Summit: SendGrid's Growth Story and Five Keys to Scaling for Long-Term Success." As a primer, have a listen to this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, in which Heimes shares his five tips for driving growth engagement via email.
4. Adrienne Weissman - Chief Marketing Officer, G2 Crowd
Adrienne Weissman hails from Chicago and has over 15 years of experience at various tech innovators in the city. We guarantee you’ve heard of them all. Currently, she’s CMO at G2 Crowd, the platform for sharing business software reviews, which just closed a cool $30M Series B round this past May. Before that, she was Director of Brand and Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn, collaborating with global enterprise B2B and B2C brands to elevate LinkedIn’s position as a marketing and advertising platform. Even before that, she held senior-level leadership, sales, and marketing roles at game-changers such as Google, Digg, and AOL. So believe us when we say that you shouldn’t miss her on the panel discussion, "Staying on brand while scaling up." To start, you can check out the articles she has penned for MarketingProfs.
5. Pedro Magriço - Head of Growth, Typeform
Pedro Magriço has grown his career as he’s helped grow Typeform to be a SaaS product that’s first in its class. Ascending its marketing ranks since 2013, Magriço leads a team that now includes engineering and product, all in the name of growth. He’s also an entrepreneur himself; he founded a car advertising startup in Lisbon that connects drivers with brands. He’s coming to Dublin to share his insider story of Typeform’s success and the key learnings for all. You can catch him on Monday at SaaS.City, at the Growth Marketing Bootcamp. Then he will give a keynote speech, "Typeform's growth journey from a free beta to a product admired across the web." If you’re curious to learn more about Magriço ahead of time, check out these lessons he’s learned from helping Typeform make things a little more human.
6. Steli Efti - CEO and Co-Founder, Close.io
Steli Efti hardly needs an introduction, but here we go. For one, he’s one of the most well-known figures in SaaS Sales, beloved for his product Close.io - an inside sales CRM. Efti has also made a name for himself through his knowledge and his personality; he’s a tell-it-like-it-is, motivational educator. What you may not know about Efti is that he has other projects going on, too. For example, he’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Elastic, a Sales-as-a-Service business that helps startups build and manage sales teams on demand. If you are well organized, you can snap a seat to see him at the Sales Bootcamp during SaaS.City. Otherwise don’t miss his talk, "How to design a killer SaaS Sales Call" -- a crucial, practical tool for optimizing your sales operations. He has plenty more advice for you, too. Just check out the Close.io blog for articles and videos, all in Efti’s signature candid style.
7. Nathan Barry - CEO and Founder, ConvertKit
Nathan Barry has a background in designing and marketing apps, some of which he has made just for himself. Thankfully he has shared one in particular with the world: ConvertKit, the email marketing tool for professional bloggers. However, his passion for beautifully-designed apps goes further than running a successful business out of one. He loves to teach others how to do it. He wrote The App Design Handbook, a guide to designing iOS applications, and often writes on his personal site. For his talk at SaaStock, he’s getting down to business, sharing his experience of "Using direct sales to bootstrap [ConvertKit] to $8M ARR." Plenty of learning for the bootstrappers out there.
8. Kyle Porter - CEO and Co-Founder, SalesLoft
Kyle Porter started SalesLoft out of a desire to help salespeople achieve their goals and simultaneously “serve customers with sincerity and empathy.” Sincerity and empathy, in the stereotypically cut-throat world of sales? That’s a lofty goal (pun intended), and Porter has succeeded at it. SalesLoft started in 2011, just closed its Series B earlier this year. With his experience providing a sales tool to over 30,000 business professionals, Porter is coming to SaaStock and speaking in three different sessions. First, at SaaS.City on Monday, he rolls up his sleeves in the Sales Bootcamp. Then he’ll deliver his keynote: "What the top sales people in the world are doing right.” Finally, he’ll also participate in a SaaStock panel titled, "How Modern Business will succeed: Think like a startup.” With three opportunities to catch him in Dublin, there’s no excuse to miss out!
9. Jacco van der Kooij - Founder, Winning by Design; Storm Ventures
Jacco van der Kooij is a SaaS sales guru, which he attributes to the homegrown values on which he was raised: build trust, maintain integrity, work hard, help others. His expertise in SaaS Sales has led him to become an entrepreneur and educator; he even moonlights as a mentor on the investor side from time to time! Winning By Design is in its sixth year of diagnosing, training, designing, and optimizing SaaS sales organizations all around the world. Customers include AdRoll, DroneDeploy, Fliptop (acq by LinkedIn), FreshDesk, Gainsight, Prezi, SendGrid, TapInfluence, and YesWare. When Jacco is not helping WBD’s customers, he is most likely advising the portfolio companies of Storm Ventures or Reach Capital. And when he’s not doing that, he’s probably writing on his personal blog, Future of Sales is NOW, to help educate the rest of us folks. We welcome him to SaaStock for two sessions. At SaaS.City, he’s running a three-hour, practical workshop on "Getting from $1 to $20M ARR.” Each attendee will receive a paperback copy of his book, Blueprints for a SaaS Sales Organization. But act fast, as the session is limited to 48 attendees! Later on at SaaStock, he’ll deliver his keynote talk, "Hope is not a Strategy. Sales is not a Tactic." He recently told us SaaS is Dead, but instead of leaving us to despair over that, he gave us the medicine to resurrect it.
10. Patricia Duchene - Managing Director of EMEA, Wrike
Wrike is a collaboration platform and works management tool that has spread all over the world, translated into ten languages. Patricia Duchene began with the company as an account executive in San Jose. In the last few years, she made the jump from California to Dublin to open Wrike’s EMEA headquarters as the Director of International Sales. Wrike’s product is sold in 120 countries, so the role entails heaps, which she manages with flying colors. In 2016 she was awarded “Manager of the Year” after increasing Wrike’s ARR from international business by over 200%. Don’t miss her keynote speech: "Growing pains are good unless you ignore them."
11. Maria Gutierrez - VP Engineering, FreeAgent
From an undergrad in Journalism, Maria Gutierrez shifted to IT and Financial Services, eventually getting work as a programmer. She held engineering roles at Adobe Systems and I-Play, and eventually became Senior Director of Engineering at LivingSocial. Now she’s VP of Engineering at FreeAgent, an award-winning online accounting system that makes day-to-day admin easier for small businesses, freelancers, and their accountants. She has a lot of experience managing teams, specifically distributed teams, and we’re thrilled she’s going to share that with us at SaaStock. First, you can catch her keynote speech, where she forces you to evaluate: "Is your engineering team ready to support your growth?" Then she’ll also participate in the panel discussion, "The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Managing Teams." If you want to get some reading in beforehand, see this series of blog posts about managing distributed teams, which Gutierrez co-authored.
12. Martin Henk - Co-Founder and Head of Product Management, Pipedrive
We’re happy to welcome Martin back again this year! Martin is the one of five founders of Pipedrive, an Estonia-based visual sales CRM, and pipeline management tool with 50,000+ customers. This past January, Pipedrive more than doubled its total funding with a $17M Series B, led by Atomico with Bessemer Venture Partners and AngelPad participating. Currently, Martin heads product management. Prior to that, he was the company’s CTO and led its customer support. You can catch him at SaaStock delivering a keynote speech about “scaling an agile product organization, and introducing new and exciting UX workflows." For a taster, listen to this episode of the SaaS Revolution Show.
13. Renaud Visage - Venture Partner, Index Ventures; Co-Founder of Eventbrite
Here we have another Entrepreneur-Investor hybrid, with some Programmer thrown in. Over ten years ago, Renaud Visage was the “founding technical architect” of Eventbrite, which stands today as a globally leading self-service ticketing platform. On the investor and mentor side, Visage uses his expertise to help companies solve technical challenges, specifically scaling technology. That’s the same expertise he’s bringing to SaaStock. First, he will sit on a panel about scaling abroad: "Building a product that takes off everywhere: Lessons from expanding internationally.” Then he will sit for an interview session with Rodrigo Martinez of Point Nine Capital during the CTO track. They will talk about "How You Change from Seed to Unicorn.”
14. Darragh Curran - VP Engineering, Intercom
Having joined as a software engineer back in 2012, Darragh Curran is now VP of Engineering at Intercom, one of the fastest growing SaaS startups of this generation. From building the core features of Intercom, he’s now responsible for leading and growing the company’s multiple engineering teams in three cities. He’s perfectly poised to talk on the subject of "Building a Culture to Attract Great Engineers." Darragh has also written some great pieces about engineering excellence for Intercom’s enviable blog, Inside Intercom, so give those a read in the meantime.
15. Florian Jourda - 1st Engineer, Box
Florian Jourda was the first engineer at Box and has seen it all during eight years there. Be sure to see his talk, "How Box Built a Culture of Engineering Performance.” Teaching and helping others is a habit for him. In his new role at Bayes Impact, Jourda is building an application that assists unemployed people with their job search, partnering with the French government to make sure social and political needs are met. He also mentors startups at TheFamily, an accelerator in Paris, helping companies with the various challenges that come with scale.
16. Rav Dhaliwal - Head of Customer Success (EMEA), Slack
Slack became a $1B company in two years, one user at a time. People simply LOVE the product. Such growth and fanfare are only possible if a company truly understands its users and knows how to make and keep them happy. This is where Rav Dhaliwal comes in. His current role focuses on building Slack’s presence in the UK and EMEA, as well as building the Global Customer Success team. His experience consists of customer success and support roles at tech-heavy hitters, such as Zendesk, Yammer, Salesforce.com, and IBM. Given Slack’s numbers, and that past employer lineup, you don’t want to miss Dhaliwal’s appearance on the panel, "Scaling Customer Success at Fast Growth Companies."
17. David Apple - VP of Customer Success, Typeform
It makes sense that someone who studied mechanical engineering as an undergrad, and who later got an MBA, ends up at the top of Customer Success for a data collection tool that is leading its industry by leaps and bounds. That’s David Apple at Typeform. Over the last three years, his responsibilities have grown to include customer support, customer experience, account management, sales, and CS operations. He’s coming to SaaStock and delivering in three ways. On Monday at SaaS.City, he’s getting all practical and tactical at the Customer Success Bootcamp. Then he’s joining fellow experts on the panel of "Scaling Customer Success at Fast Growth Companies." And finally, he’s bringing an insider story from the office, titled, "How Typeform presented their retention story at their last board meeting.” A lot up his sleeve.
18. Jennifer Yorke - Director of EMEA Client Success, Bazaarvoice
Bazaarvoice is a seasoned, public SaaS company, with a product that helps brands capture social data and turn it into customer-generated content marketing material. Through a 2012 IPO and a few acquisitions since, Bazaarvoice continues to serve thousands of clients, some major brands, around the world. Jennifer Yorke is keeping them successful. Before she joined Bazaarvoice, Yorke was a mentor at London’s SeedCamp, where she consulted pre-A and series A funded startups on customer service after the sale. We now lovingly call Customer Success, which has gone far beyond best practices to include organizational structure, hiring and training, performance evaluations, and many more success inducing topics. She has held customer success and account management roles in familiar names like Box, HootSuite, and HubSpot. Catch her on the must-see panel, "Scaling Customer Success at Fast Growth Companies."
19. Krish Subramanian - Co-Founder and CEO, Chargebee
When you look at Krish’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. Chargebee is a subscription billing solution for online businesses, funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management. Though recurring billing can get complicated with various use-cases, freak one-offs, and other challenges, Chargebee is committed to providing a seamless and flexible experience to its users, the first and vital step to making them successful. On this topic, Krish will share his insights at SaaStock with a keynote talk, "The New Normals in Customer Experience."
20. Dan Steinman - Head of EMEA, Gainsight
Dan Steinman is a Customer Success veteran, with particular expertise in (and passion for) growing young, tenable marketing startups into strong, IPO- or acquisition-ready companies. That must be why he’s sat atop the Customer Success team for the insanely successful Customer Success product, Gainsight. His track record includes serving as VP of Customer Success at Mozes and Marketo, both of which have been acquired since his time there. Gainsight keeps growing, with over $156M in total funding from 11 investors, the latest Series E $56M sealed this past May. You have two chances to see him. He’s part of the Customer Success Bootcamp at SaaS.City on Monday, then sitting in on the panel, "Scaling Customer Success at fast growth companies."
21. Ryan Smith - CEO and Co-Founder, Qualtrics
Ryan Smith’s Qualtrics is a success story that dreams are made of. Founded in 2002, in a basement (of course), the company revolutionized the collection and management of business data, offering a single system of record for all “experience data” -- customer, product, employee, and brand experiences. This past April, Qualtrics announced a whopping $180M funding round to power its next innovation: Qualtrics XM platform. With 15 years experience building a company from scratch to a $2.5B valuation, Ryan is a must-see speaker at SaaStock. And you know what? He’s on first thing, Day 1, at 9 am. His keynote is titled, “5 Tips to building a SaaS Unicorn.” Start off with an aspirational bang!
22. Mark Organ - CEO and Founder, Influitive
Mark Organ is a self-proclaimed go-to-market specialist, an advocacy marketing power player, and an all-around charmer. His passion is building new billion dollar categories in technology, and he’s coming to SaaStock to tell us just how -- and how not -- to build our businesses into the next category leader. Sweetly named "How to Build a $B Category King and Not Get f*'d," his Day 1 keynote is not to be missed. In the meantime, learn more about his leadership style based on building advocates everywhere he goes. You can also watch his keynote address at last year’s Advocamp, Influitive’s own event on Customer Experience and advocacy, where he discusses three psychological motivations that mobilize brand advocates.
23. Rachel Delacour - Co-Founder and GM, Bime by Zendesk
Considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in France with a $45 million acquisition exit, Rachel Delacour is a force to be reckoned with. She built the cloud business intelligence tool BIME (“Business Intelligence Made Easy”), which was acquired by Zendesk two years ago. Yet she attributes much of her success as an entrepreneur to the network of great people she built. “A strong network is your future. It lays the groundwork for everything else to happen.” At SaaStock, Rachel will share her wisdom and tactical advice on scaling a team from Montpelier to Kansa City in her keynote titled "Out of sight, but not out of mind: Expanding and managing teams overseas." You can also catch her on Monday at SaaS.City, when she sits on the panel for "Best Practices for Expanding to the US." In the meantime, check out this great profile on Delacour, her story of going from a corporate financial controller to startup founder and savvy CEO.
24. Tope Awotona - CEO, Calendly
Like any great founder, Tope Awotona spotted a pain point while going about his usual employment. Working in enterprise sales at IBM, Perceptive Software and EMC, it was always a hassle to just schedule a call or a meeting. So he started Calendly, a cloud-based scheduling software that streamlines the entire appointment-making process. Tope has some unique learnings to share about structuring your business, from using Freemium as a catalyst for growth, to figuring out how to position your SaaS, when you have diverse users, a topic he talked about on the SaaS Revolution Show. He’s bringing some of that knowledge to SaaStock with his keynote, "Lessons in Building a Successful Hybrid B2B/B2C SaaS Model."
25. Cristina Fonseca - Co-Founder, Talkdesk
Christoph Janz still regrets not investing in Talkdesk, a company that was at a point one of the fastest growing in Silicon Valley. The cloud-based call center software disrupted a $20B industry. As a founder, Cristina Fonseca transitioned from engineer to people manager, always focused on efficiency, alignment, and culture. Still, an engineer in her heart, her recent forays, and current studies include a dip into AI at Singularity University and Udacity. Cristina is an entrepreneur in her soul and will give us her thoughts on the topic at the panel "How Modern Business will succeed: Think like a startup." As part of the CTO track, Rodrigo Martinez of Point Nine will get more thoughts from her on the topic of "Building a Top Tech team in a Tiny Place.” As a primer, read our story on Fonseca and her values when it comes to building a team and a shared vision.
26. David Skok - General Partner, Matrix Partners
We’re really excited about this one. You likely already know David Skok from his blog, forEntrepreneurs. It’s #2 on Forbes’ list of the best websites for entrepreneurs. It’s no wonder the blog is famous, as Skok fills it with decades of experience as an investor, and CEO. In fact, he started his first company in 1977 and went on to found three more (a total of three went public). As an investor at Matrix Partners, he found early success with HubSpot and has served as a board member for the last nine years. Simply put, Skok is one of the most well-respected thought leaders in the SaaS space. And he’ll be with us in Dublin. Catch him first thing on Day 1, dropping all of his knowledge on “The SaaS Founders Journey: What matters at each stage.” He will also sit at the SaaS.City panel discussion "Best Practices for Expanding to the US.”
27. Christoph Janz - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Point Nine Capital
Janz co-founded Point Nine Capital in 2011 and has since grown the firm to be revered throughout the startup world -- a VC firm that Jason Lemkin says he tries to emulate. Janz went from two-time startup founder (both companies were acquired) to startup investor. He was the first investor in Zendesk and currently has $120M worth of assets under his management. His portfolio includes Geckoboard, ChartMogul, Contactually, FreeAgent, PersistIQ, Contentful, and countless others. Another powerhouse SaaS VC, Janz also maintains a powerhouse blog, the Angel VC. It’s definitely worth a browse if you’ve never checked it out. Hear him in person, in Dublin, over coffee in the morning of Day 2, when he is hosting “Coffee with Christoph” and sharing his insights first hand.
28. Rory O'Driscoll - General Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Curious whether AI really matters for enterprise software? Rory O’Driscoll is coming to Dublin to tell us what he thinks about that and much more. Rory helped found Scale Venture Partners out in Silicon Valley and has been an active investor for 20 years. His focus is mainly on enterprise software as well as early-in-revenue SaaS companies, and he has overseen three IPOs (Box, ExactTarget, and Omniture). At the moment his portfolio includes Box, DocuSign, DataSift, OneLogin, WalkMe, and many more. Be sure to see him on the morning of Day 2 for his talk on AI. You can also catch him at that golden panel during SaaS.City, "Best Practices for Expanding to the US."
29. Erez Ofer - Founding Partner, 83North
Erez Ofer is a Venture Capitalist that focuses on early-stage companies, though his past professional experience includes senior executive roles with EMC corp. His portfolio includes Actifio, Zerto, Wandera, Logz.io, Whitesource, and GuardiCore. He’ll join us at SaaStock for a fireside chat with Tomer Levy, discussing expanding business to North America in "Crossing the Atlantic: Scaling a SaaS company spanning both sides of the pond."
30. Liz Cain - VP Go To Market, OpenView
On the other end of the investor spectrum, OpenView focuses on expansion-stage software businesses. And Liz Cain, as head of the Go To Market practice, helps their portfolio companies hire the right people and build sustainable customer acquisition models. She spent many years leading business development at NetSuite. To impart all of her experience and insight to us at SaaStock, Cain is one of the few guests who are delivering two keynote speeches. Her first is titled, "Scaling Lead Gen: Starting and growing NetSuite’s BDR organization from 0 to 170 people over the course of 3.5 years.” And the second will be about "Sales and Product Led Growth." You can get a snippet of both topics in this excellent episode of the SaaS Revolution Show.
Early Growth Stage
31. Emeric Ernoult - CEO and Co-Founder, Agorapulse
A serial SaaS entrepreneur, Emeric Ernoult loves to share what he’s learned about starting and running a company -- or what he knows about social media management, through his defining product Agorapulse. He’s distilled his insights to 10 practical takeaways, which you can hear in his keynote speech,"10 Tips for Founders that want to take their SaaS business from 0 to $1M ARR." To learn more about Ernoult’s founder story and the vision of Agorapulse, check out his talk from the Paris leg of SaaStock on Tour.
32. Bjoern Zinssmeister - CEO and Co-Founder, Templarbit
Just launched this summer, Templarbit is a cyber security SaaS designed to protect your applications from malicious activity. The company is currently backed by Y Combinator. Bjoern founded the startup after many years of engineering experience at companies such as Synack, userfox, and Match.com. At such an early stage, Bjoern’s in the thick of building, revising, pitching, revising, and so on. He’ll share his experience on the SaaStock stage with the keynote, "Find Secrets, Build, Ship, Repeat: The hard road to initial traction."
33. Leah Hutcheon - CEO and Founder, Appointedd
Leah Hutcheon went from magazine editor to startup CEO. Her online booking product began as a solution for small businesses, like salons, but Appointedd has grown to be a comprehensive business management software for companies of any size. With angel and seed funding, the startup’s product now includes scheduling, CRM, marketing automation, financial reporting, and staff management. Leah herself is an active entrepreneurial leader in Scotland, winner of the #ScotEDGE Award and advocate for women in tech. Check out her keynote speech, "Early Growth: Building Partnerships to Build Scale."
34. Simon Sylvest - Co-Founder, Founders
Simon Sylvest is passionate about getting European entrepreneurs through the earliest stages. That means pre-angel, pre-seed, and pre-accelerator. He has been doing this for over five years at Founders, a startup studio with the goal of building four companies per year. If you are at the early stage and wondering what to do next, don’t miss his keynote talk, "Your Way Out of the Dark: How to do pre-Product/Market Fit growth."
Expansion Growth Stage
35. Greg Pietruzysnki - Co-Founder and CEO, Growbots
Another SaaStock veteran, Greg returns this year to teach us what he’s learned from the incredible growth of Growbots. Growbots is a company that provides AI for sales teams, and was founded in 2014. Given the recent boom of AI, it’s not hard to imagine what effect it had on the business. This year Greg’s talk is titled, "Lessons learned from growing 1200% a year.” Enough said.
36. Hanno Renner - Co-Founder and CEO, Personio
Two years ago, Hanno Renno launched Personio, a modern HR management and recruiting solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Just two weeks ago, he announced Personio’s Series A funding of $12M from Northzone, Global Founders Capital, and Picus Capital. That funding came in the wake of rapid growth at Personio, which Renner will tell us about in his keynote speech, "10x Headcount in 12 Months: How to minimize growth pains through early organization design." He is also participating in a very apropos panel discussion, titled "What happens after the Series A raise: How to spend it, who to hire, how fast to move."
37. David Darmanin - Founder and CEO, Hotjar
David Darmanian has a diverse background, from achieving a law degree to spending 12 years in visual, e-marketing, and business project management. He brought his unique experience to Hotjar and built it with a unique flavor. The company is privately owned and funded, and its people are spread around Europe. So just how have they maintained tremendous growth? Be sure to see Darmanian speak at SaaStock, telling us all about "The growth engine that took us from 0 to $10M in one straight line." You can get a flavor of what it took in this episode of the Saas Revolution Show.
38. Zuzana Kudelova - VP of New Business & Growth, GetApp/Gartner Digital Markets
You have likely either used GetApp to find a SaaS solution for your business, or you’ve hoped your own product gets a great review and rating on the site. One of the largest marketplaces for business cloud software, GetApp serves as an effective online lead generator for SaaS. Zuzana Kudelova took over New Business and Growth at GetApp, a Gartner company, after a year as an extremely high-performing sales executive. At SaaStock, Kudelova will talk about customer acquisition, with her keynote: "Revolutionize Your Online Customer Acquisition to Take Your Business to the Next Level."
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