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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

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    • 5.0 • 57 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

    Product Development To Turn Your Idea Into Your Next App Scale-up with Andreas Creten # 180

    Product Development To Turn Your Idea Into Your Next App Scale-up with Andreas Creten # 180

    Andreas Creten is a software engineer and an entrepreneur who loves developing apps and building teams. He’s the CEO of madewithlove, an app development company that helps startups and established companies turn ideas into applications by offering development, consulting and ad interim management services, building both products and teams.
    They have been CTO in over 60 companies, mainly operating as CTO ad interim. You can regularly find Andreas working on open-source projects and speaking at conferences around the world.
    in this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    02:19 - Introducing Legacy Code
    04:16 - Top Red Flags On The Due Diligence Process
    08:50 - What Is Technical Debt And How They Work It
    11:40 - Balancing Technical Debt and Product Development
    15:24 - Scenarios Where Refactoring The Code Can Work
    17:25 - Tools That Madewithlove Use To Ensure Code Quality
    20:20 - Building The Perfect Engineering Team
    23:24 - The App Development Process With madewithlove
    28:35 - Madewithlove in Terms of Size Today
    30:07 - Andreas’ Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    31:13 - Andreas’ Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    32:51 - Andreas’ Biggest Challenges at Madewithlove
    34:06 - Instrumental Resources for Andreas’ Success
    36:54 - What Does Success Means for Andreas Today
    38:07 - Get In Touch With Andreas

    Get In Touch With Andreas:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreascreten/ (Andreas' LinkedIn)


    Mentions:
    https://basecamp.com/about/story (Jason Fried from Basecamp)


    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Getting-Real-Smarter-Successful-Application/dp/0578012812 (Getting Real by Jason Fried)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/1942788290 (The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr)


    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)

    • 39 min
    Understanding Hybrid-Remote Work & Building Trust In A Virtual Office with Rajiv Ayyangar # 179

    Understanding Hybrid-Remote Work & Building Trust In A Virtual Office with Rajiv Ayyangar # 179

    Rajiv Ayyangar is the Co-founder and CEO of Tandem, a desktop app for distributed teams that simulates a "virtual office”, allowing users to see who’s around, what they are working on, talk and collaborate in one click.
    Rajiv studied bioengineering at Princeton and subsequently worked at Fairchild and Yahoo. He’s also a rock climbing, classical piano player and probably an expert on blind wine tasting.
    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    02:45 - How Did Remote/Hybrid Work Affect Tandem’s Team
    04:51 - Building Tandem
    06:48 - Tandem's App Changes Before Vs After COVID-19
    08:31 - How Are Tandem Helping Build A Trusting Workplace
    10:51 - The Secret Of The Successful Hybrid Teams
    13:40 - Ways Of Working And Their Evolvement
    17:47 - Tandem's Plans To Support Remote/Hybrid Work
    19:27 - Trends On VR Work Space
    21:09 - What SaaS Founders Should Consider Before Hiring Remotely or In Person
    23:03 - Tandem in Terms of Size Today
    23:35 - Rajiv’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    23:58 - Rajiv's Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    23:53 - Rajiv's Biggest Challenges at Tandem
    27:06 - Instrumental Resources for Rajiv's Success
    28:30 - What Does Success Means for Rajiv Today
    29:15 - Get In Touch With Rajiv



    Get In Touch With Rajiv:
    Rajiv's e-mail
    https://twitter.com/rajivayyangar (Rajiv's Twitter)


    Mentions:
    https://tandem.chat/newsletter (Tandem's Newsletter)
    https://www.ycombinator.com (Y Combinator)


    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 Sessions)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (Learn About Our SaaS Consulting)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (How To Value Your SaaS Company)

    • 30 min
    How PR Strategies Support SaaS Exits with Lindsey Groepper #178

    How PR Strategies Support SaaS Exits with Lindsey Groepper #178

    Lindsey Groepper is the president at BLASTmedia, a national B2B SaaS PR agency that takes a holistic approach to PR.
    Lindsey is responsible for new business development and helping oversee the strategic direction of the agency where they focus public relations.
    Lindsey graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, majoring in Public Relations.


    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com/ (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    02:14 - The Right Time To Write A Press Release and Announcement
    04:06 - What To Expect From A Effective Copy PR Release
    07:57 - What Metrics Matter To A PR Agency + Reporting and Result
    12:46 - Working With A PR Team + What They Need
    17:01 - The Stalking, Stealing and Using People Strategy
    22:54 - Lindsey’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    24:24 - Lindsey’s Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    27:03 - Lindsey’s Biggest Challenges at BLASTmedia
    29:17 - Instrumental Resources for Lindsey’s Success
    32:55 - What Does Success Means for Lindsey Today
    34:23 - Get In Touch With Lindsey

    Get In Touch With Lindsey:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseygroepper/ (Lindsey's LinkedIn)
    https://www.blastmedia.com (BLASTmedia Website)



    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 Podcast Sessions)

    • 35 min
    How AI Powers Cloud Automation & Help To Reduce Cloud Costs with Leon Kuperman #177

    How AI Powers Cloud Automation & Help To Reduce Cloud Costs with Leon Kuperman #177

    Leon Kuperman is the CTO of CAST AI, a platform that increases your SaaS company’s profit margin without additional work. They cut your cloud bill in half, automate DevOps tasks, and prevent downtime in one Autonomous Kubernetes platform.
    Leon has over 20 years of experience in product management, software design and development all the way through to production deployment. He’s an industry leader on Web Application Security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), e-commerce, cloud computing and web application architecture. He’s passionate about his customers, his work as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where he actually holds a Brown belt.


    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - Sponsor: https://byldd.com (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:12 - Intro
    02:55 - The Main Value Of AI and Why Simple Automation Is Not Enough
    08:24 - Problems in Cloud Service That Requires Automation
    12:56 - Tips To Start Using Automation On A SaaS
    15:52 - Scenarios Where Cloud Automation May Not Work Well
    17:55 - The Main Tool Categories To Address The Automation Challenges
    19:26 - The Secret Of Building a Machine Learning Model
    21:24 - Where is CAST AI in Terms of Size Today
    22:18 - Leon’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    23:18 - Leon’s Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    24:17 - Leon’s Biggest Challenges at CAST AI
    25:36 - CAST AI Ukraine Hiring Program
    27:10 - Instrumental Resources for Leon’s Success
    29:36 - What Does Success Means for Leon Today
    32:36 - Get In Touch With Leon

    Get In Touch With Leon:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/itexecutivecto (Leon's LinkedIn)
    https://cast.ai (CAST AI Website)
    Mentions:
    https://cloud.google.com (Google Cloud)
    https://aws.amazon.com (AWS)
    https://azure.microsoft.com/pt-br/ (Azure)
    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Working-Backwards-Insights-Stories-Secrets/dp/1250267595 (Working Backwards by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr)
    https://www.amazon.com.br/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898 (The Lean Startup by Eric Ries)


    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 Sessions)
    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
    Net Dollar Retention: The One Metric SaaS Companies Should Focus On with Firaas Rashid #176

    Net Dollar Retention: The One Metric SaaS Companies Should Focus On with Firaas Rashid #176

    Firaas Rashid is CEO and founder of Hook, a predictive data platform that empowers Customer Success teams. Hook is transforming B2B SaaS by providing accurate revenue predictions and intelligent, actionable insights to secure more customer renewals.
    Firaas founded Hook in late 2020 and has already raised millions in funding from some of the top investors and company founders in Europe. He is passionate about changing the way Customer Success Teams operate, which we’ll go deeper into on today’s episode.


    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - https://byldd.com (Byldd - MVP Development Agency Based in New York)
    01:11 - Intro
    02:25 - How Hook Works Customer Success With SaaS companies
    05:57 - Understanding Customer Success and Customer Support When Building A Team
    08:12 - Key Measurements and Metrics To Pay Attention
    12:13 - How Often Should We Be Tracking These Metrics
    13:36 - How Do These Metrics Help Prevent Customer Churn
    15:08 - Key Actions We Can Take At This Stage
    17:55 - Structuring Incentives For Your CS Team
    21:37 - Tips On Hiring The Right Person For A CS Role
    26:40 - Firaas’ Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    27:54 - Firaas’ Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    31:00 - Firaas’ Biggest Challenges at Hook
    32:14 - Instrumental Resources for Firaas’ Success
    35:12 - What Does Success Means for Firaas Today
    37:23 - What Is A Ideal Workplace For Firaas
    40:09 - Get In Touch With Firaas

    Get In Touch With Firaas:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/firaasrashid/ (Firaas Rashid LinkedIn)
    https://hook.co/#metricsReport (Hook Metrics Report)
    Mentions:
    https://www.tkkader.com (TK Kader)
    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 Podcast)
    https://horizencapital.com/saas-consulting-services/ (SaaS Consulting)
    https://horizencapital.com/how-to-value-saas-business/ (How to Value a SaaS Company)

    • 41 min
    Organic Growth Acceleration For Your B2B Saas Company with George Chasiotis #175

    Organic Growth Acceleration For Your B2B Saas Company with George Chasiotis #175

    George Chasiotis is the Managing Director of MINUTTIA, an organic growth acceleration agency for B2B SaaS companies. George started out as an independent marketing consultant but was soon pulled down the path of creating an agency. In his free time, he imparts wisdom (read: rants) on LinkedIn or buries his head in psychology books to get down the “why” of human behaviour.
    In this episode we cover:
    00:00 - Intro
    01:35 - SEO as The Main Channel Of Traffic For a Starting SaaS
    05:33 - Link Building and Creating An Authority on Early Stage
    07:14 - Strategies For Later Stage Companies
    12:11 - Ranking Top-Notch Content in 2022
    16:17 - Google's Ranking Factor To Be Aware Of
    19:27 - Follow Vs No-Follow Link
    21:45 - Investing In SEO With Limited Budget
    26:54 - The Problem Of Using Copycat Content
    29:04 - George's Favorite Tools For Managing SEO Campaigns
    34:34 - Volume Vs Quality Content
    38:38 - George's Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
    38:52 - George's Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
    39:08 - George's Biggest Challenges at MINUTTIA
    41:00 - Instrumental Resources for George's Success
    41:54 - What Does Success Means for George Today
    42:36 - Get In Touch With George

    Get In Touch With George:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgioschasiotis/ (George's LinkedIn)
    https://minuttia.com (MINUTTIA's Website)
    Mentions:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmu (John Mueller)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Coelho (Paulo Coelho)
    https://asana.com (Asana)
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sparkle-and-thrive/id1476317024 (Sparkle and Thrive Podcast)
    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Ownership-U-S-Navy-Seals/dp/1250067057 (Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink)
    https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299 (Atomic Habits by James Clear)
    https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Smarter-Decisions-English-ebook/dp/B074DG9LQF (Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke)
    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)

    • 44 min

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