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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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    • 4.6 • 134 Ratings

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 579: Why Event Marketing Matters Even More Than Before & The Future Of Events with SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin

    SaaStr 579: Why Event Marketing Matters Even More Than Before & The Future Of Events with SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin

    SaaStr’s own Poya Osgouei has a great Uncharted podcast that does a deeper dive with many SaaS execs. 
    Up this week is our own Jason Lemkin, Founder and CEO of SaaStr. 
    We're cross-posting this great deep dive episode where they discuss how SaaStr has evolved over the last 10 years, and discuss the importance of focusing on field marketing now that folks are eager to get back together.

    • 32 min
    SaaStr 578: The Metrics that Matter, Whether You Are Raising $1 Million or $100 Million with Index Ventures Partner Molly Alter

    SaaStr 578: The Metrics that Matter, Whether You Are Raising $1 Million or $100 Million with Index Ventures Partner Molly Alter

    Which metrics matter and which can distract you when building a fast growth SaaS startup? Index Ventures Partner Molly Alter shares benchmarks for the most important metrics that will accelerate your growth and attract investors in your next round. She will explain how these differ by stages of the business, from Seed to Growth, and for different types of SaaS businesses.
     
    Full video: https://youtu.be/UtfXQx4zc7o
     
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    • 24 min
    SaaStr 577: Scaling Faster, An AMA with SaaStr Founder & CEO Jason Lemkin

    SaaStr 577: Scaling Faster, An AMA with SaaStr Founder & CEO Jason Lemkin

    Jason recently opened up an AMA on Twitter Spaces to answer questions about scaling faster. This episode is an excerpt of that AMA.
     
    Read the full transcript of the AMA: https://www.saastr.com/scaling-faster-an-ama-with-saastr-founder-ceo-jason-lemkin-pod-577
     
    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
     

    • 22 min
    SaaStr 576: 7 Secrets to a Successful SMB Go-To-Market Strategy with PayFit Co-Founder and CEO Firmin Zocchetto and Accel Partner Philippe Botteri

    SaaStr 576: 7 Secrets to a Successful SMB Go-To-Market Strategy with PayFit Co-Founder and CEO Firmin Zocchetto and Accel Partner Philippe Botteri

    Although core to the European economy, accounting for around 11M companies and 99.8% of businesses in Western Europe, the SMB market has largely been underserved by software providers. Now, companies like PayFit are on a mission to meet this underserved audience’s needs. With its unique and flexible cloud architecture, PayFit has already met the payroll and HR management demands of 7,000+ SMBs across four countries and grown to 900+ employees. Getting to this point from just 40 team members and 200 customers back in 2017 takes more than just grit, vision and a great product. It takes a solid GTM strategy focused on launching and growing the company’s competitive advantage in each core market, an in-depth knowledge of your target audience and the ability to hire exceptional team members along the way. In this session, Philippe Botteri, Partner at Accel, and Firmin Zocchetto, co-founder and CEO at PayFit, discuss the seven secrets behind the company’s SMB GTM strategy.
     
    Full video: https://youtu.be/HZDBNg8JQ8w
     
    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
    Our European Event: https://bit.ly/2OZTad8
     

    • 29 min
    SaaStr 575: The State of SaaS Marketing in 2022: Mutiny & SaaStr CMO Panel

    SaaStr 575: The State of SaaS Marketing in 2022: Mutiny & SaaStr CMO Panel

    The last few years have certainly tested marketers, but 2022 serves up a brand new array of challenges. Uncharted territory stretches ahead, but the unknown can also present opportunities for growth and greatness. 
     
    At Mutiny's The Second Lever digital conference, SaaStr Founder Jason Lemkin hosted a star-studded CMO panel featuring Salesforce President & CMO Sarah Franklin, Box CMO Chris Koehler, and Attentive CMO Sara Varni. In the eye-opening session, these marketing leaders discuss the market pulse, impactful branding, and strategies for the future.
     
    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
     

    • 31 min
    SaaStr 574: 5 Scale-Up Mistakes for Startups with Dave Kellogg

    SaaStr 574: 5 Scale-Up Mistakes for Startups with Dave Kellogg

    Scale-up seems easier than start-up in many ways. You've established product-market fit. You've sold $5 or $10M in ARR. You've found a buyer persona to sell and problem (aka, use-case) to solve. You've answered all the hard questions. Now, all you have to do is scale it up. Easy-peasy, right? Not so fast. In this presentation, I'll cover what I see as the top 5 mistakes made during the scale-up phase based on my experience as a CEO of two startups in the $0 to $100M range, CMO of two in the $50M to $1B range, advisor to dozens of startups, and EIR at Balderton capital where we work with scores of startups at both the early and growth stages. We'll discuss: premature scaling, US expansion, insufficient enablement and support, inexperienced management, and the delicate topic of reacceleration after a stall. As a bonus, we'll talk about when your "second album" (i.e., product) should come out and how to maintain focus in a world of market- and sometimes board-driven distractions.
     
    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

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134 Ratings

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Great insights

Very useful and great podcast. The host has the show flow well and I always get some useful takeaways.

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Good content, poor audio quality

The content is good and the speakers are interesting. But for a podcast of this caliber, the audio quality of the guests is very poor, which makes it sometimes impossible to understand anything.

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