Not much changes in 1 year, but a lot really happens in 5. Or something like that.
On that note, it was 5 years ago today we had the first SaaStr meet-up with content. A whole hour of it! With my VP of Sales Brendon Cassidy (then VP Sales at Talkdesk and more) and VP of Marketing Loretta Jones (now CMO at Mixmax), and one with Jon Miller (co-founder of Marketo and Engagio):
But 700+ folks showed up, VCs from all the top firms from Sequoia to Andreesen to Emergence, and great CEOs from Wrike, Buffer, Pipedrive, Recurly, Gainsight, Algolia, Showpad, Gusto and many other leaders. Just when they were a lot smaller. It was a lot of fun.
Fast forward 5 years, and we’ll have 20,000+ attendees and 150+ sponsors attend our events in the U.S. and Europe. And over 500 sessions including 50+ Unicorn CEOs. And 5,000+ mentoring sessions.
That’s a lot of change. We have a lot more coming. We’re just getting going on our vision of fueling the world’s largest community for B2B executives, and building the #1 global events for Where The Cloud Meets.
Thank you for being on this journey with us. We work every day to bring great things to you. The next 5 years will bring more change. Not overnight, but each year. And hopefully, it will be awesome.