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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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Sep 13, 2021

As companies grow while sharing a single, common SaaS infrastructure, their security, reliability, and integration needs evolve. In this podcast, Asana's Head of Engineering, Prashant Pandey, will outline how to advance your infrastructure to support and grow with your largest customers, including tips on how to:
- Earn enterprise trust with robust infrastructure
- Give admins control over product usage
- Build data isolation into your architecture and
- Support customers by interconnecting their data

Sep 9, 2021

The financial services industry – banking, lending, insurance – has long benefited from deep competitive moats that limited competition and stifled innovation. Now with digital finance, innovation is occurring at lightning speed. New developments are popping up so quickly that it's hard to keep track of what's out there, and what isn't. In this session, Eric Sager, COO of Plaid will make clear what digital finance has enabled thus far, and what else is to come.

Full video: https://youtu.be/1iGwemAq_Z4

 

 

Sep 6, 2021

Enterprise players are not born overnight, and the march upmarket cannot come at the cost of the customers that helped get you there. Zendesk’s ability to balance Enterprise customer needs with SMBs has allowed it to thrive and become one of the very few SaaS companies to exceed $1B in annual revenue.

In this podcast, Adrian McDermott, Zendesk’s Chief Technology Officer, will explore the importance of balance in pursuing fast, sustainable growth. 

Full video: https://youtu.be/XQe6KI5aebc

 

Aug 27, 2021

Over the last decade, Square has introduced a variety of new hardware, software, and financial services offerings targeted at businesses of all sizes -- and yet, many still think of Square as only serving farmer markets and local coffee shops. In this session, you'll hear from Square's Global Head of Sales, Ashley Grech, on the challenges and learnings of Square’s work to move upmarket and serve multiple customer segments at once.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/moving-upmarket-and-serving-multiple-segments-with-square-global-head-of-sales-saastr-podcast-478-and-video/

 

 

Aug 25, 2021

In today's SaaStr Insider episode, SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin shares the Top 10 Interview Questions to Ask VP of Marketing Candidates

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/top-10-questions-to-ask-a-vp-of-marketing-in-an-interview/

Aug 18, 2021

Recently, Vidya ran both the marketing and revenue functions for Marqeta, during a critical time as the company prepped for an IPO. This podcast will discuss the nuances of building a cohesive marketing and revenue strategy and share advice for other organizations seeking to align these functions during a critical time of growth for their companies.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/secrets-to-aligning-marketing-revenue-strategy-with-marqeta-cmo-saastr-podcast-476-and-video/

 

 

Aug 13, 2021

The role of Chief Customer Officer only continues to rise and become an integral role for scaling in the Cloud. As HubSpot's first Chief Customer Officer, and now CEO, Yamini Rangan shares her top lessons for focusing on the Enterprise customer experience and the different approaches required for the Enterprise customer journey.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/3-ceo-lessons-in-scaling-enterprise-cx-with-hubspots-ceo-saastr-podcast-475-and-video/

 

 

Aug 11, 2021

In today's SaaStr Insider episode, SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin shares 10 ways to build a moat in SaaS.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/whats-your-moat/

 

Aug 2, 2021

In just 5 years, TripActions has grown to be a leader in the travel management space. Michael Sindicich, GM of TripActions Liquid, a new expense management platform, that serves companies including Lyft, Toast, and Zoom will explore sales tips, tricks, and his lessons learned.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-472-and-video-5-tips-to-reduce-the-enterprise-sales-cycle-with-tripactions/

 

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!!

Video + notes: https://www.saastr.com/25-of-the-cloud-100-is-growing-100-at-100m-arr-woah/

 

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.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-470-and-video-how-product-marketing-should-work-together-with-pagerduty/

 

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.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-469-and-video-fueling-product-innovation-on-the-path-to-10-billion-with-workday/

 

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.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/kevin-dorsey-patientpop-cutting-edge-sales/

 

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.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-467-and-video-bottom-up-vs-top-down-selling-in-the-enterprise-with-thoughtspot/

 

Jul 7, 2021

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

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/what-can-you-do-to-lower-your-customers-churn-rate/

 

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.

Video + show notes: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-podcast-459-and-video-the-role-of-partners-to-scaling-to-15-billion-with-servicenow/

 

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/

 

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