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How to Double Your Magic Number and Increase Your Go-to-Market Efficiency with Sapphire Ventures

Rajeev Dham and Karan Singh, Partners at Sapphire Ventures, and Jane Lee, Vice President at Sapphire walk us through how to double your “Magic Number,” a shorthand for your SaaS sales and marketing efficiency. In recent years, the average Magic Number and benchmark for go-to-market efficiency has dropped from .7x to just .3x. How has the happened? And what can founders and revenue leaders do to turn around their budgets for efficient growth?

Blog Posts, Early, Featured Videos, Sales, Sales, Workshop Wednesdays

High-Velocity Techniques to Maximize Sales with Gusto’s CRO and Head of Go-to-Market

Tolithia (Gusto’s CRO and Head of Go-To-Market Ops, or GTM Ops) and Jamie (Gusto’s Principal, GTM Strategy & Operations) about their high-velocity techniques for maximizing sales. They first discuss their aim of helping other professionals grow their businesses, the importance of proper territory management, especially in high-velocity, high-scale operations, and the difficulties of geographic territories. Following that, they discuss dynamic territory management, the problems of static sales books, and how industry does not necessarily dictate business models. They also touch upon tools and strategies they implemented at Gusto, such as the Next Best Action tool and dynamic books, to decide which leads to work and how. At the end of the discussion, they answer several questions from the audience.

Blog Posts, Q&A, Sales

The Best Salespeople Make You Feel Like You Matter

Dear SaaStr: What one thing or characteristic do you appreciate the most in a salesperson? That I matter. This is a rare skill, and hard to hone: That I’m not just a transaction. That my concerns matter. That I won’t be abandoned the second the deal closes. That all my questions will be answered, even…
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Blog Posts, Customer Success, Early, Q&A, Sales, Sales

Dear SaaStr: How Often Will a Sales Engineer Also Wear a Customer Success Hat in an Early Stage of a SaaS Startup?

Dear SaaStr: How often will a sales engineer also wear a customer success hat in an early stage of an SaaS startup? Pretty darn common. The “traditional” role of a sales engineer is to support the sales team through the close of a deal. And as you scale, the role should likely end there. Traditional…
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Blog Posts, CRO Confidential, Featured Podcasts, Featured Videos, Podcasts, Sales, Sales, Scale, Videos

CRO Confidential: Bringing Product-Led and Sales-Led Growth Together For Go-To-Market Success with Giancarlo Lionetti, CRO of Zapier

In this latest episode of CRO Confidential, Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund and former CRO at Brex, sits down with the CRO of Zapier, Giancarlo Lionetti (GC), to chat about Product-Led Growth (PLG) and Go-To-Market (GTM). Everything from hiring on the GTM side to layering in a sales-led motion into PLG.

Blog Posts, CRO Confidential, Featured Podcasts, Featured Videos, Podcasts, Sales, Sales, Scale, Videos

CRO Confidential: What It Really Takes to Be Successful in Enterprise SaaS Sales with Christian Smith, CRO of Splunk

In this week’s latest episode of CRO Confidential, Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund and former CRO at Brex, sits down with the CRO of Splunk, Christian Smith. Splunk is a 20-year-old Enterprise software giant that has accomplished many things — a 2012 IPO, a $28B+ Cisco acquisition in 2023, and $3.7 billion of ARR…
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Blog Posts, Early, Featured Videos, Growth, Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Sales

How Revenue Leaders at Box, Calendly, and Lattice Scaled From $0 to $100M+ and Beyond

Mark Roberge, SaaStr fan-favorite and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stage 2 Capital brought together some of the top CROs in SaaS during the SaaStr Annual to share some of their greatest learnings and pivotal moments leading some of the Cloud 100 SaaS companies.
Dini Mehta, former CRO at Lattice, Kate Ahlering, CRO at Calendly, and Mark Wayland, CRO at Box, share their stories and offer advice to founders on how to scale companies from $0 to $100M ARR in Revenue and beyond.

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