186 episodes

Top Startup and SaaS Podcast for Startup Founders, Entrepreneurs and Investors.

Learn how to optimize your growth strategy a SaaS startup entrepreneur from beta all the way to exit. We cover topics such as raising capital, acquisitions, leadership, B2B sales, growth marketing, scaling, hiring, M&A, conversion optimization, productivity, bootstrapping, venture capital, private equity, and innovation.

By sharing industry lead expertise, we want you to implement the best-proven tactics to help you scale your SaaS company.

Top Podcast Industry Nominations:
- 13 Best SaaS Marketing Podcasts | SaaS Marketer
- Top SaaS Podcasts for 2021 | Beamer
- Top 25 SaaS Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 | Feedspot
- Best 26 SaaS & Subscriptions Podcasts to Listen to in 2021 | 2Checkout
- Best 26 SaaS & Subscriptions Podcasts to Listen to in 2021 | KlintMarketing

SaaS District Akeel Jabber | Horizen Capital

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Top Startup and SaaS Podcast for Startup Founders, Entrepreneurs and Investors.

Learn how to optimize your growth strategy a SaaS startup entrepreneur from beta all the way to exit. We cover topics such as raising capital, acquisitions, leadership, B2B sales, growth marketing, scaling, hiring, M&A, conversion optimization, productivity, bootstrapping, venture capital, private equity, and innovation.

By sharing industry lead expertise, we want you to implement the best-proven tactics to help you scale your SaaS company.

Top Podcast Industry Nominations:
- 13 Best SaaS Marketing Podcasts | SaaS Marketer
- Top SaaS Podcasts for 2021 | Beamer
- Top 25 SaaS Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 | Feedspot
- Best 26 SaaS & Subscriptions Podcasts to Listen to in 2021 | 2Checkout
- Best 26 SaaS & Subscriptions Podcasts to Listen to in 2021 | KlintMarketing

    The Secret Psychology Behind Building A High-Performance Team with Vlad Hu #186

    The Secret Psychology Behind Building A High-Performance Team with Vlad Hu #186

    Vlad Hu is the CEO of TensionX, a software development company that specializes in Web Apps and Google Chrome extensions development. The company helps common people find technical solutions, get away from routine and save time for the really important stuff.
    Vlad is known for his expertise in building SaaS, Optimizing Business Processes, and Automation. In addition to being a co-founder of a handful of cloud SaaS apps, he helps entrepreneurs on their SaaS Business Journey.
    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://flyingcatmarketing.com (Flying Cat Marketing - Content-Led B2B SEO Agency)
    01:08 - Intro
    02:31 - Building A High-Performance Work Team From Scratch
    03:51 - Measuring The Level Of The Performer
    06:48 - Different Stages Of The Building Process
    10:16 - Common Problems Faced By High-Performance Workers
    12:30 - Keeping Track Of The Team Performance Improvements
    14:54 - Top Secrets To Build And Coach A High-Performance Team
    17:02 - The Team Coaching Process
    19:47 - Celebrating and Giving Recognition
    25:56 - Vlad's Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    26:52 - Vlad's Piece Of Advice For His Younger Self
    27:50 - Vlad's Biggest Challenges at TensionX
    29:01 - Instrumental Resources For Vlad's Success
    31:25 - What Does Success Means for Vlad Today
    33:00 - Get In Touch With Vlad



    Get In Touch With Vlad:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/volodymyrhlukhovskyi/ (Vlad's LinkedIn)
    https://www.youtube.com/c/VolodymyrHlukhovskyi (Vlad's YouTube Channel)


    Mentions:
    https://danlok.com/about/ (Dan Lok)


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About-ebook/dp/B000RO9VJK (E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Principles-Life-Work-Ray-Dalio/dp/1501124021 (Principles by Ray Dalio)


    Tag Us and Follow:
    https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


    More About Akeel:
    https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
    https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Episodes)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consulting Services)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

    • 34 min
    Why Founders Should Use a SaaS Service For Data Protection & Resilience with W. Curtis Preston # 185

    Why Founders Should Use a SaaS Service For Data Protection & Resilience with W. Curtis Preston # 185

    W. Curtis Preston aka “Mr. Backup” is the Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, a data protection as a service company. He's an expert in backup and recovery systems, a space he has been working in since 1993, designing data protection systems for some of the largest organizations in the world.
    He is also the host of the Restore it All podcast, founder and webmaster of backupcentral.com, a website dedicated to backup and recovery and has written four books about backup and recovery.


    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://flyingcatmarketing.com/ (Flying Cat Marketing - Content-Led B2B SEO Agency)
    01:08 - Intro
    02:20 - SaaS Applications And Higher Risks Of Data Loss
    07:59 - The Basic Features That SaaS Data Protection Companies Includes
    11:05 - Difference Between Protecting Privacy and Data Security
    12:57 - Challenges and Risks Of Backing Up Data Using A Traditional System
    18:27 - What You Should Be Aware Of When Choosing A Backup Service Team
    25:20 - Does Migrating A Company's Backup To A Cloud Provider Mitigate Risks?
    30:53 - How Often A B2B SaaS Should Be Backing Up
    33:20 - Curtis' Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    34:08 - Curtis' Piece Of Advice For His 25 Years Old Self
    34:52 - Curtis' Biggest Challenges at Druva
    37:10 - Intrumental Resources For Curtis' Success
    38:38 - What Does Success Means for Curtis Today
    40:08 - Get In Touch With Curtis

    Get In Touch With Curtis:
    https://twitter.com/wcpreston (Curtis' Twitter)
    https://www.druva.com (Druva Website)


    https://go.druva.com/WS-Hybrid-CW-eBook-Curtis-Book-Modern-Data-Protection.html (W. Curtis Preston's Book "Modern Data Protection" Free Copy On Druva's Website)


    Mentions:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sfoskett/ (Stephen Foskett)
    https://www.backupcentral.com/ (Backup Central's Restore It All Podcast)


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently/dp/0684852861 (First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman)
    https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034 (How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie)


    Tag Us and Follow:
    https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


    More About Akeel:
    https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
    https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (Best Rated SaaS Podcasts)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (Learn About Our SaaS Consulting )
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

    • 41 min
    Everything About Link-Building in SaaS with Shaurya Jain #184

    Everything About Link-Building in SaaS with Shaurya Jain #184

    Shaurya is the founder of Samurai Marketers, a link-building agency for brands in the SaaS industry. He loves to help B2B brands implement their organic marketing and link-building strategies. Among Samurai Marketers' clients, you will find some famous SaaS brands like Zoom, Udemy and Waybook.
    When he is not working, you can find him reading some business or personal development books.


    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://flyingcatmarketing.com (Flying Cat Marketing - Content-Led B2B SEO Agency)
    01:08 - Intro
    03:02 - The Importance Of Link-Building In 2022
    05:29 - Should We Pay For Back-Links?
    07:04 - High Quality Back-Links
    10:06 - Link-Building Value Vs Other SEO Marketing Strategies
    11:55 - Campaigns With Great Results
    18:29 - Tests and Metrics To Understand Results From A Link
    20:29 - https://dofollow.io/ (Dofollow.io - Premium Link Building)
    21:44 - Ranking and Driving Links To The Right Pages
    25:41 - Tips To Start Link-Building With Little Or No Budget
    27:40 - The Story Behind The Name Samurai Marketers
    29:34 - Shaurya's Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    30:09 - Shaurya's Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    31:18 - Shaurya's Biggest Challenges at Samurai Marketers
    32:11 - Instrumental Resources for Shaurya's Success
    34:30 - Get In Touch With Shaurya

    Get In Touch With Shaurya:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaurya-jain-a39099232/ (Shaurya's LinkedIn)
    https://samuraimarketers.com (Samurai Marketers Website)


    Discount:
    10% discount on Samurai Marketers services, just mention that you came from the SaaS District Podcast.


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Built-Sell-Creating-Business-Without/dp/1591845823 (Built To Sell by John Warrillow)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577311523 (The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle)


    Tag Us and Follow:
    https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


    More About Akeel:
    https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
    https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Episodes)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consultants)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (How To Value Your SaaS Company)

    • 35 min
    Managing Legal Risks For Digital Documents And Contracts with Charles Brecque #183

    Managing Legal Risks For Digital Documents And Contracts with Charles Brecque #183

    Charles is the founder and CEO of Legislate, an early-stage legal tech startup which allows large landlords, letting agents, and small businesses to easily create, sign and manage contracts that are prudent and fair. Legislate’s platform is built on its patented knowledge graph which streamlines the contracting process and aggregates contract statistics to quickly unlock valuable insights.
    Charles was also one of the first employees of Mind Foundry, an Oxford University spin out specializing in automated data science and AI.
    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    02:22 - How and Who Legislate Works Helping Settle Agreements
    05:25 - How The Contract Templates Are Built
    09:36 - Preventing Legal Risks Signing Through Legislate Vs Lawyer
    14:01 - Using AI In The Contract Creating Process
    17:11 - https://dofollow.io/ (Dofollow.io - Premium Link Building)
    18:44 - Are e-Signatures As Legally Binding As Wet Signatures?
    21:00 - Security Processes For Digital Signatures
    21:49 - Overview Of The Legal Tech Market
    23:39 - How Legal Leaders Can Help Improve The Process and Technology
    24:53 - Legislate in Terms of Size Today
    25:11 - Charles' Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    25:36 - Charles' Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    26:45 - Charles' Biggest Challenges at Legislate
    27:29 - Instrumental Resources for Charles' Success
    28:57 - What Does Success Means for Charles Today
    30:38 - Get In Touch With Charles



    Get In Touch With Charles:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-brecque/ (Charles' LinkedIn)
    https://www.legislate.tech (Legislate Website)


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/0062407805 (Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/How-Become-Rainmaker-Getting-Customers/dp/0786865954 (How To Become A Rain Maker by Jeffrey J. Fox)


    Tag Us and Follow:
    https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


    More About Akeel:
    https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
    https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (SaaS Podcasts)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consulting Services)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value SaaS Companies)

    • 31 min
    5-20% Monthly Growth Using SEO As A Framework For Your B2B SaaS with Maeva Cifuentes # 182

    5-20% Monthly Growth Using SEO As A Framework For Your B2B SaaS with Maeva Cifuentes # 182

    Maeva is the CEO of Flying Cat Marketing, an SEO agency for companies in martech, salestech and proptech. They help fast-growing B2B SaaS companies turn their website into one of their greatest inbound revenue channels through both SEO and content.
    They can help your SaaS by creating high quality content, convert visitors, and achieve 5-20% monthly growth.
    Maeva has been a translator since 2009, speaks 5 languages and in her spare time she does improv theater and works on getting fluent in Italian.
    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    02:50 - The Ideal Time For SaaS Companies Investing In SEO and Content Marketing
    08:28 - Results When Creating Content and Building Links To The Website
    12:04 - Analyzing Competitors' Content Process
    15:58 - Tracking KPI's When Starting A Marketing Strategy
    19:45 - Ranking, Topic Clusters and Value Keywords
    22:21 - Allocate SEO Budget Between Link Building, New Or Old Content
    24:17 - https://dofollow.io/ (Dofollow.io - Premium Link Building)
    25:12 - Strategy For Optimizing The Content
    26:41 - What Constitutes A Good Backlink + Paying Backlinks For Fast Results
    29:27 - SEO Free and Low Cost Tips For SaaS Founders
    32:48 - The History Behind The Flying Cat Marketing Name
    34:15 - Maeva’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    35:10 - Maeva's Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    35:45 - Maeva's Biggest Challenges at Flying Cat Marketing
    36:44 - Instrumental Resources for Maeva's Success
    38:48 - What Does Success Means for Maeva Today
    39:51 - Get In Touch With Maeva



    Get In Touch With Maeva:
    Maeva's LinkedIn
    https://flyingcatmarketing.com (Flying Cat Marketing Website)


    Mentions:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/camillehansentrent/ (Camille Trent)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinbalsa/ (Erin Balsa)


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692 (Deep Work by Carl Newport)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/One-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776 (The One Thing by Gary Keller)


    Tag Us and Follow:
    https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


    More About Akeel:
    https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
    https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (More SaaS Podcast Episodes)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consultants)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

    • 41 min
    Defining Pricing & Packaging For New B2B SaaS Products with Dan Balcauski #181

    Defining Pricing & Packaging For New B2B SaaS Products with Dan Balcauski #181

    Dan is the Founder and Chief Pricing Officer at Product Tranquility, a consulting firm that accelerates product growth and increases customer loyalty. They bring world-class product management and strategy practices to B2B SaaS and Marketplace companies in the small-to-mid market.
    Dan has managed multiple products throughout the product life-cycle from new concept incubation, product launch, product maintenance, platform transitions, and end of life over the last 15 years.
    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    03:00 - What Is Product Value?
    09:18 - Perceived Value Vs Cheap Price
    13:00 - Strategy For Getting An Effective Price
    16:31 - What Some SaaS Founders Get Wrong About Pricing
    17:59 - How Often The Price Should Be Changed
    20:34 - Adjusting The Price When Adding New Features
    23:14 - Advantages Of Using Free Trials Or Freemium
    32:02 - https://dofollow.io (Dofollow.io - Premium Link Building)
    33:20 - Should Companies Show Pricing On Their Websites?
    39:34 - When To Bring A Pricing Expert To Your Product Marketing Team
    42:26 - Dan’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    43:27 - Dan's Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    43:45 - Dan's Biggest Challenges at Product Tranquility
    44:38 - Instrumental Resources for Dan's Success
    46:17 - What Does Success Means for Dan Today
    47:24 - Get In Touch With Dan



    Get in Touch With Dan:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/balcauski/ (Dan's LinkedIn)
    https://www.producttranquility.com/home-extended/blog/ (Product Tranquility Blog)


    Mentions:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickccampbell/ (Patrick Campbell)


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Strategy-Tactics-Pricing-growing-profitably-dp-1138737518/dp/1138737518 (The Strategy And Tactics Of Pricing by Thomas T Nagle)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Monetizing-Innovation-Companies-Design-Product/dp/1119240867 (Monetizing Innovation by Madhavan Ramanujam and Georg Tacke)


    Magic Mind, The World's First Productivity Drink - You can get 40% off on your subscription for the next 10 Days. Try it out, go to https://my.captivate.fm/magicmind.co/SaaS (magicmind.co/SaaS) and use our Discount Code SAAS20


    Tag Us and Follow:
    https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)


    More About Akeel:
    https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (Twitter)
    https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (LinkedIn)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast/ (SaaS Podcasts)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consultants)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (Learn How to Value a SaaS Company)

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Kelvin M. (Canada) ,

A SaaS Founder Must-Listen

I've listened to many episodes of this podcast and have enjoyed every single one. Akeel is one of the smartest people in SaaS and you can tell that from this podcast. The guests are incredible and the insights are always timely. Thanks and keep the episodes coming!

dnice09 ,

Great show, very informative!

Great podcast if you’re interested in any part of the SAAS industry. There a wide variety of interesting guests who are experts at what they do, interesting stories about their businesses and careers, and a good host who weaves it all together in a fun and informative way. Keep up the great work !

Top Podcasts In Business

iHeartPodcasts
Steven Bartlett
NPR
Guy Raz | Wondery
Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig
Braden Dennis & Simon Belanger