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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.

The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors SaaStr

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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.

    SaaStr 611: How to Scale a Platform and Ecosystem to $10B with Atlassian CRO Cameron Deatsch

    SaaStr 611: How to Scale a Platform and Ecosystem to $10B with Atlassian CRO Cameron Deatsch

    Building a flexible platform for your products and a strategic ecosystem around them is the key to fueling sustained growth. But when you’re in the throes of putting it together, it’s challenging to track the countless workstreams, investments, and partnerships involved – not to mention bringing all these pieces into alignment. Join Atlassian’s Chief Revenue Officer, Cameron Deatsch, to learn how to invest in an ecosystem, how to optimize your platform for innovation, and why long-term thinking is crucial to becoming a $10 billion company.
     
    Full video: https://youtu.be/eVDucwrUgq8
     
    Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the 🌎largest community for B2B software.
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    Quora Group: https://www.quora.com/q/cloud
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    • 27 min
    SaaStr 610: The Playbook to Achieving CEO/CRO Harmony with Algolia CEO Bernadette Nixon and CRO Michelle Adams

    SaaStr 610: The Playbook to Achieving CEO/CRO Harmony with Algolia CEO Bernadette Nixon and CRO Michelle Adams

    Keeping a Saas unicorn on the track of profitable, responsible growth requires clear alignment across the leadership team, and a purposeful approach to making decisions that drive the corporate mission. In this session, Algolia's Bernadette Nixon and Michelle Adams will discuss the dynamics of building a highly effective, open, direct and empathetic relationship between the critical CEO and CRO roles on the leadership team.
     
    Full video: https://youtu.be/tJAPaW5GoxU
     
    Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the 🌎largest community for B2B software.
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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2724976
    Quora Group: https://www.quora.com/q/cloud
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaaStr/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saastr/
    Our North American Event: https://bit.ly/2OXeAYh
    Our European Event: https://bit.ly/2OZTad8
     

    • 28 min
    SaaStr 609: SaaStr CRO Confidential Presents How to Survive in a Competitive Market with Divvy CRO Sterling Snow. Hosted by Founders Fund Partner Sam Blond.

    SaaStr 609: SaaStr CRO Confidential Presents How to Survive in a Competitive Market with Divvy CRO Sterling Snow. Hosted by Founders Fund Partner Sam Blond.

    The two biggest mistakes business leaders can make in a competitive space are thinking their competitors are too smart or, alternately, too dumb. The game on the field has shifted dramatically over the past 12 months, and what matters to a startup today is much different from a couple of years ago. 
     
    In the second installment of CRO Confidential, Founders Fund Partner Sam Blond, previous CRO at Brex, goes head-to-head with the CRO at Divvy, Sterling Snow, previously bitter rivals turned curious comrades. Snow and Blond dive deep into competition — how to position yourself against competitors and make the most of that competition. 
     
    Brex and Divvy are adversaries in the corporate card space, with many deals going up against each other. There has always been a ton of respect there and a bit of animosity, too, because of how competitive the businesses were. 
     
    This poses the question: Does staunch competition lend itself to better business? Psst… the answer is yes! Let’s see what Snow and Blond have to say about competition. 
     
    Full video: https://youtu.be/7LTyMpxy9LQ
     
    Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the 🌎largest community for B2B software.
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    Quora Group: https://www.quora.com/q/cloud
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaaStr/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saastr/
    Our North American Event: https://bit.ly/2OXeAYh
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    • 31 min
    SaaStr 608: AMA with SaaStr Founder & CEO Jason Lemkin at SaaStr Annual 2022 - Part 2

    SaaStr 608: AMA with SaaStr Founder & CEO Jason Lemkin at SaaStr Annual 2022 - Part 2

    At the end of Day 3 of SaaStr Annual 2022, Jason opened up the mic for an AMA. This episode is the second half of the session.
    In this episode, Jason discusses:
    Advice for very early-stage founders Why real customer support is critical Bootstrapping What's next for SaaStr The first half of the session was published in Episode 607.
     
    You can watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/apc5GwLlaDI

    • 23 min
    SaaStr 607: AMA with SaaStr Founder & CEO Jason Lemkin at SaaStr Annual 2022 - Part 1

    SaaStr 607: AMA with SaaStr Founder & CEO Jason Lemkin at SaaStr Annual 2022 - Part 1

    At the end of Day 3 of SaaStr Annual 2022, Jason opened up the mic for an AMA. This episode is the first half of the session.
    In this episode, Jason discusses:
    Breaking rules Setting goals Technical debt Black Swan events Y Combinator The second half of the session will be published in Episode 608. You can watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/apc5GwLlaDI
     
    Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the 🌎largest community for B2B software.
    Subscribe for weekly updates: https://www.saastr.com/subscribeform
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/saastr
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2724976
    Quora Group: https://www.quora.com/q/cloud
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaaStr/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saastr/
    Our North American Event: https://bit.ly/2OXeAYh
    Our European Event: https://bit.ly/2OZTad8
     

    • 25 min
    SaaStr 606: Your Real Valuation: How Focusing on Delivering Customer Value Generates Business Value with Gusto Co-Founder Josh Reeves

    SaaStr 606: Your Real Valuation: How Focusing on Delivering Customer Value Generates Business Value with Gusto Co-Founder Josh Reeves

    The foremost topic on every founder's mind right now: how to weather the ups-and-downs of an unpredictable economy. Gusto, has swerved with every economic curve since its founding 10 years ago. But throughout it all, Gusto has defined valuation differently—in terms of the value it provides to customers vs the value it extracts.
     
    In this talk, Gusto CEO and founder Josh Reeves can speak to how Gusto has weathered the ups-and-downs of the economy—and why aligned success models (what's good for the customer = what's good for society = what's good for your business) are so important, especially now. Josh can share the specific business decisions Gusto has had to make with this approach, particularly over the past few years and today.
     
    Full video: https://youtu.be/TuJnbPG3Tmk
     
    Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the 🌎largest community for B2B software.
    Subscribe for weekly updates: https://www.saastr.com/subscribeform
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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2724976
    Quora Group: https://www.quora.com/q/cloud
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaaStr/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saastr/
    Our North American Event: https://bit.ly/2OXeAYh
    Our European Event: https://bit.ly/2OZTad8
     

    • 27 min

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