What SaaS investors want: Welcome to Investock 2.03 min read
From its inception, SaaStock has always been a gathering that welcomes and serves all. We have always put equal effort in making sure founders, executives and investors alike get the most value. A healthy and strong SaaS ecosystem can only exist and thrive if all of its key stakeholders have access to what they need and are well connected amongst each other.
When it comes to investors, since year one, we have been aiming to understand exactly what that means. Deal Flow and access to interesting companies was an obvious one and we have been aiming to facilitate that on the grounds of the RDS every year. Yet, when it comes to content, aside for the occasional panel, we didn’t offer as many learning opportunities to investors per se. Yet, they, as much as founders and executives need to constantly get better at how they work, assess fundees and help them as they scale.
This is where Investock came in. Dubbed ‘the calm before the storm’ it gathers 250+ influential SaaS Investors who are already coming to SaaStock19, for a day of headspace and learning. Held one day ahead of the main conference, it’s an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the world’s leading SaaS funds, LPs and angels in an intimate and open environment. We facilitate very little of the content itself. Rather, it’s the investors themselves that decide what they want to discuss and learn from each other.
We provide the ideal setting for the occasion, the pinnacle of Irishness – the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. When the all-important meetings are over and the lessons have been learned, we will add one final one – a masterclass on pouring the perfect pint of Guinness. We will enjoy one already perfectly poured at the Gravity Bar, where you will be able to enjoy 360-degree views of Dublin.
You’ll struggle to find a SaaS event of this calibre, anywhere else.
What are the benefits?
“I wanted to dive into the world of SaaS from an investor point of view. SaaStock and Investock definitely exceeded my expectations.”
- You will be surrounded by 250 investors, representing 90 funds from around the world
- Roundtable discussions on preselected topics
- Unstructured networking and 1-1 opportunities away from the SaaStock crowds throughout the day
- Speed Networking between US and EU VCs
- Tailored learning from peers
- Access to LPs
What is the format?
Following the success of our debut Investock last year, we’ve built on our strengths and adapted the day’s format. Our strength lies in you, our investor audience, over 60% of whom are GPs, MPs or co-founders with immeasurable experience and insight.
This year, we’ve done away with keynotes and opted for focused roundtables, led by specialist investors, alongside all-day unstructured networking powered by Brella. Crowd-sourcing roundtable topics has already got us excited to discuss:
- Finding your niche as a GP
- Creating the conditions for exits
- VC tools used to scrape for deal-flow
- How to win deals
- When’s the VC bust?
Everything we’ve tweaked this year is to boost the ROI of every minute of your experience. We set out to create more engaging content by leveraging your unique insight and experience through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing at roundtables. We’ve supercharged networking for you by providing an attendee database, a matchmaking platform (Brella) and personal introductions by our investor team.
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