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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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Now displaying: December, 2022
Dec 30, 2022

Join Cliff Bockard, Senior Vice President of Revenue at DigitalOcean, as he discusses how DigitalOcean has won “big numbers” from “small customers” by tapping the underserved market of startups and SMBs. Cliff will discuss how companies can prioritize the success of their customers and benefit in turn, as well as why customer-centric and responsible, profitable growth matters more than ever.

 

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Dec 28, 2022

Ready to kick-start 2023? Worried about team morale after a less-than-stellar Q4 (and Q3)? Jason shares 8 ideas that you can use right now to keep your sales team motivated and have a better Q1.

 

Full video: https://youtu.be/ji8mYoAGGjU

 

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Dec 23, 2022

Join Sarah Patterson as she shares key lessons on scaling marketing engines from her experience as a Marketing EVP at Salesforce and now the CMO at Samsara. Sarah will share three key lessons she has learned along the way, from building successful feedback loops to knowing when to invest for the long term or push for rapid growth.

 

Video: https://youtu.be/z7qITAzT5wc

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Dec 21, 2022

For many SaaS companies, serving the world’s largest businesses requires evolving some of its most critical business strategies and operations. In this session, Airtable’s Howie Liu sits down with Coatue’s Caryn Marooney to share the lessons he’s learned from scaling Airtable. From how to think about competitors and categories, to the importance of building the right organizational culture, Howie and Caryn reveal what SaaS leaders need to consider as they move upmarket.

Video: https://youtu.be/if4nKnNMl4s

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Dec 16, 2022

In today's CRO Confidential, Sam chats with Rippling VP of Sales Matt Plank. Matt was employee #5 and the first sales hire at Rippling. In this episode, he shares how he built and scaled Rippling's sales team.

Video: https://youtu.be/yAloXeNI1Qw

Blog post: https://www.saastr.com/saastr-cro-confidential-founders-fund-partner-sam-blond-rippling-vp-sales-matt-plank-pod-617-video/

 

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Dec 14, 2022

There are so many interesting things everyone selling to SMBs can learn from HubSpot. Don't miss this talk with Hubspot's and SaaStr's CEOs Yamini Rangan and Jason Lemkin where they'll dig into how HubSpot is growing a stunning 41% year-over-year at $1.7 Billion in ARR. 

Yamini and Jason discuss:

-why Hubspot chose to "take a step backward" by moving from sales-led to product-led
-why focusing on free makes your product better
-the importance of having multiple products
-why NRR should be a North Star metric for SaaS businesses
-working with partners
-international expansion and localization: why less is more

 

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Dec 9, 2022

SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin recently moderated a session with 3 of the best investing in SaaS:  Doug Pepper, GP at Iconiq, Arun Mathew, GP at Accel, and Alex Kayyal, VP and head of all of Salesforce Ventures. The four deep-dive on the real state of venture capital today and into 2023.

 

This podcast was recorded live during G2's digital reach event. Check out the rest of the sessions over at Reach.G2.com

 

This episode is an excerpt from the session. Watch the full video: https://youtu.be/hTvNqr395nY

 

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Dec 7, 2022

Sam, Jason, and Jameson discuss:

  • Category creation: what Gong did well and what didn't go so well
  • The importance of content marketing, especially in very early stages
  • maintaining team morale in the current economy
  • the importance of messaging and customer relationships

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Dec 4, 2022

To scale your business customers need to be at the center of all you do. The reason for your business is to solve their largest problems and be mission-critical to their success. If your customers succeed your business will too. However, what if you can’t find or engage your target buyers? The way technology is bought and sold today has dramatically changed. The buyer’s journey is not linear but something they want to control. According to Bain and Co study, 94% of prospective buyers are well informed about a product before ever engaging with a sales team. From our research at TrustRadius, virtually 100% of buyers want to self-serve, 58% of buyers say word-of-mouth is a top source for discovery and evaluation. We’ll evaluate these buyer trends and provide strategies to find and win these new-age customers now and in the future.

 

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