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The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors

The Official SaaStr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of SaaStr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS. On the side of the operators, we center around getting from $0 to $100m ARR faster, what it takes to scale successfully and what are the core elements of hiring. As for the investors, we learn what metrics they hone in on when examining SaaS business, what type of metrics excites them and what they look for in SaaS founders.
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Jul 28, 2021

A great deep dive on why the Cloud is on fire right now, and what it means for founders. Learn more at TheCloud100.com, a free digital event with the Top 100 private Cloud and SaaS companies on Aug 10!!

Jul 25, 2021

In today’s digital age, product management and marketing need to have an integrated and collaborative relationship. In this podcast, hear from PagerDuty CPO, Sean Scott, and CMO, Julie Herendeen, on how PagerDuty has embraced a product-led growth model and the success they’ve seen since doing so.

Jul 18, 2021

Everyone loves a unicorn, but how do you keep innovation alive past the start-up phase? Pushing past the awkward “teen years” and igniting the next wave of growth means rethinking your culture, organizational structure, and innovation investments. Join Workday’s EVP of Product Pete Schlampp as he shares how he’s accelerating product innovation on the hunt to $10B.

Jul 14, 2021

In today's SaaStr podcast, we present the Cutting Edge. Where SaaStr's own VP of Sales, Bryan Elsesser sits down with the best revenue leaders in SaaS to share cutting-edge tactics and strategies. In this episode, Kevin Dorsey, VP of Inside Sales at PatientPop shares how to build trust in today's competitive market.

Jul 12, 2021

As the SaaS landscape becomes more and more crowded, companies must improve retention, and adding analytics is the key. In this session, ThoughtSpot CEO Sudheesh Nair shares how embedding modern, consumer-grade analytics delights customers and drives revenue.

Jul 7, 2021

In today's SaaStr insider episode, SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin Shares 11 Simple Tips To Drive Down Churn.

Jul 4, 2021

The value of investing in technology has only been heightened throughout the past year. In this podcast, Okta CIO Alvina Antar and SurveyMonkey CIO Eric Johnson share how to best move your company forward and create new opportunities across the enterprise.

Jun 30, 2021

Hear from Elastic founder and CEO, Shay Banon, about his founder story and key takeaways he learned when growing Elastic from an open-source platform moderated from his living room to an $11B global enterprise. 

Jun 28, 2021

20 years ago, Atlassian pioneered the direct-sales model in the B2B software space based on the belief that software should be bought, not sold. Join Cameron Deatsch, Atlassian’s Chief Revenue Officer, in conversation about the challenges and benefits of building a flywheel powered by word of mouth and amplified by data-driven touchpoints. 

Jun 23, 2021

At her last startup, which she founded and scaled from $0 to $50M ARR, Clara Shih experienced first-hand the pain of a customer support issue costing her business one of their largest customers. Now as the CEO of Salesforce Service Cloud, she has vowed to help other organizations avoid these same mistakes.

Jun 18, 2021

In part two of this series, Klaviyo CEO Andrew Bialecki discusses the nitty-gritty details of the journey from the company’s origins to its incredible $9.5 billion valuation.

Full video: https://youtu.be/zwzV0muXB64

 

Jun 16, 2021

What does success look like for SaaS founders? Whatever the answer is, it rarely happens overnight. Meet Klaviyo –– a heavyweight industry player in the next generation of eCommerce and customer communication. In this podcast, Klaviyo CEO Andrew Bialecki discusses the nitty-gritty details of the journey from the company’s origins to its incredible $9.5 billion valuation.

Full video + episode notes: https://www.saastr.com/klaviyo-ecommerce-ceo-andrew-bialecki/

 

Jun 11, 2021

Join ServiceNow’s Chief Customer and Partner Officer, Lara Caimi, and VP of Strategic Operations for the Customer and Partner Organization, Aneesa Sayall, as they discuss how hitting the gas on how they deliver partners is fundamental to how ServiceNow scales to $10B and beyond.

Jun 9, 2021

Zig Serafin, CEO @ Qualtrics shares his lessons in scaling with Julia Laroche, Correspondent @ Yahoo Finance. Hear how Zig focuses on building the right team, simplifies organizational design, and scales from the ground up.

Video and episode notes: https://www.saastr.com/qualtrics-ceo-zig-serafin-on-high-growth-and-scale/

 

Jun 4, 2021

In this episode, get ready to learn from Carilu Dietrich, Advisor at 1Password, Isabelle Papoulias, CMO of Mediafly and VP of Product Marketing and Demand Gen, Katrina Wong of Segment on both the importance and effective tactics in building the ideal customer profile.

Episode notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-457-and-video-building-your-ideal-customer-profile/

Full video: https://youtu.be/7dsouVBpYr8

 

 

Jun 2, 2021

In today's SaaStr podcast, SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin shares 5 interesting learnings from ServiceNow, Palantir, and Snowflake. 

Video and episode notes: https://www.saastr.com/5-interesting-learnings-with-servicenow-palantir-and-snowflake/

 

May 28, 2021

This dynamic duo from Duo Security share best practices on how they transformed the go-to-market motion by simplifying the customer experience to help build Duo Security to $100M ARR.

May 24, 2021

The VP of Product is a critical hire to drive the product strategy, road-mapping, and execution across the organization. Shiven Ramji, the Chief Product Officer at Auth0, has dedicated years to being a VP, Product himself and has hired and mentored others into this role. In this session, he will share tips on what to look for and expect out of a great VP+ of Product.

 

Full video: https://youtu.be/9sT5wp_HUvo

Episode notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-454-and-video-what-to-expect-from-a-great-vp-of-product/

 

 

May 12, 2021

Serial entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal founded AppDynamics, a company sold to Cisco in 2017 for $3.7 billion but didn't stop there. He went on to launch Harness which gained Unicorn status this year. Hear from Jyoti about the lessons he's learned from building not one but two unicorn companies.

Full video: https://youtu.be/LMAxG-ddDkU

Episode notes: https://www.saastr.com/harness-founder-jyoti-bansal-on-building-a-second-unicorn/

 

May 7, 2021

In today's SaaStr podcast, SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin shares 5 interesting learnings from Squarespace at $700M ARR.

 

Video + blog post: https://www.saastr.com/5-interesting-learnings-from-squarespace-at-700000000-in-arr/

 

May 6, 2021

Partnerships can fuel company growth. Co-founder and CEO of Gorgias.io, Romaine Lapeyre, and Axelle Heems, Growth Ops Manager at Gorgias will share how they built a partnership program that powered incredible growth for Gorgias.

Video + blog post: https://www.saastr.com/how-leveraging-partnerships-can-double-your-saas-growth/

 

Apr 30, 2021

Sandi Lin, CEO of Skilljar, shares how she successfully hired her first CRO. Then we will take an inside-out view and hear from Kathy Lord, CRO of Skilljar, about being the first CRO and what it really means.

Video + blog post: https://www.saastr.com/how-to-hire-your-first-chief-revenue-officer/

Apr 28, 2021

Two years ago, Notion was just 10 people building a product that had a few dozen diehard fans. In conversation with Hustle Crew's Abadesi Osunsade, Ivan will share how he thinks about community as one of Notion's unfair advantages, and why this has been a game-changer for the business.

 

Video + blog post: https://www.saastr.com/notion-saas-community-building/

Apr 25, 2021

In today's SaaStr podcast, SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin shares 5 interesting learnings from Slack at $1B ARR.

Find notes for this episode on our blog: https://www.saastr.com/5-interesting-learnings-from-slack-at-1b-in-arr/

Apr 21, 2021

As Head of Experience Research at Asana, Beth Toland will share different ways to make customer insights a deep part of product development and strategy from ideation to delivery.

Video + blog post: https://www.saastr.com/asana-product-development-strategy/

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