How To Reverse-Engineer a $100M Exit: SaaStr on My First Million Pod

How To Reverse-Engineer a $100M Exit: SaaStr on My First Million Pod

How do you reverse-engineer your first million as a SaaS startup founder? SaaStr founder and CEO Jason Lemkin chats with Sam Parr on the popular YouTube channel and podcast My First Million about what’s required to make it on the map for a $100M exit and then reverse engineers the steps to get there.

Rule 1: New minimum is $400K per employee
Rule 2: Go multi-product
Rule 3: Your second product must be bigger than your first product
Cheat code: Double your prices
Rule 4: 30% of your revenue is international
Rule 5: Localize your product
Cheat code: Remove friction
Rule 6: 100% net revenue retention
Rule 7: Don’t raise double digit millions

A Technical Deep Dive Into Building AI Products for the Enterprise with Contextual AI’s CEO Douwe Kiela

A Technical Deep Dive Into Building AI Products for the Enterprise with Contextual AI’s CEO Douwe Kiela

If you work on anything related to Artificial Intelligence, you know we’re in the age of language models. But when it comes to Enterprises specifically, language models can change the way we work, and they have very big issues. At SaaStr AI Day, Contextual AI’s CEO, Douwe Kiela, deep dives into what it takes to build AI products for the Enterprise.

How to Navigate the Shift to Generative AI with PagerDuty’s CEO Jennifer Tejada

How to Navigate the Shift to Generative AI with PagerDuty’s CEO Jennifer Tejada

Jennifer Tejada, CEO of PagerDuty, discusses the influence of AI on business workflows, focusing on automating operations, maintaining customer trust, and navigating generative AI challenges. Together with SaaStr CEO and Founder Jason Lemkin, they addresses the role of AI in managing incidents, improving efficiency, and changing decision-making in enterprises. Lastly, we delve into how AI and human roles can coexist, foreseeing a shift towards high-value work as automation increases, with a call for leaders to embrace AI’s potential while adapting to technological advancements.

Advice Every SaaS Founder Needs to Know in 2024 with Sam Blond and Jason Lemkin

Advice Every SaaS Founder Needs to Know in 2024 with Sam Blond and Jason Lemkin

At SaaStr Miami, former Founder’s Fund Partner and CRO of Brex Sam Blond — host of the SaaStr CRO Confidential Podcast — sat down with SaaStr CEO and founder Jason Lemkin for a fireside chat about finding success as a SaaS company in 2024. They discuss Sam’s learnings at Founders Fund, what the 2024 playbook looks like, hiring and motivating sales teams, and a handful of audience questions. 

How to Price and Package AI SaaS Products with Unusual Ventures

How to Price and Package AI SaaS Products with Unusual Ventures

With everything in AI moving so rapidly, what’s the best way to price Artificial Intelligence products or SaaS tools with custom AI features and integrations? Should it be subscriptions, usage, solutions, or something entirely different? Sandhya Hegde, General Partner at Unusual Ventures to share her best practices and trends for pricing and packaging AI SaaS products. 

Customer Success In The Era Of Efficiency: A Deep Dive With HubSpot, ChurnZero and SaaStr

Customer Success In The Era Of Efficiency: A Deep Dive With HubSpot, ChurnZero and SaaStr

Today we’re focusing on actionable insights you can use to drive down churn with customer success in today’s new era of SaaS efficiency. You Mon Tsang, CEO and co-founder of ChurnZero, Colleen O’Sullivan, VP of Integrated Customer Experience at Hubspot, and Jason Lemkin, SaaStr founder and CEO, give their take on where the customer success industry is headed and shares data from the Customer Success Leadership Study done by ChurnZero at the close of 2023.

Mastering High-Volume, Low-CAC Marketing: Strategies from Gorgias, Vercel, and Hypergrowth

Mastering High-Volume, Low-CAC Marketing: Strategies from Gorgias, Vercel, and Hypergrowth

Guillaume Cabane and Martin Gontovnikas, co-founders of HyperGrowth Partners, Axelle Heems, Senior Director of Growth Operations at Gorgias, and Morgane Palomares, VP of Marketing at Vercel come together to share their scalable, low-CAC (customer-acquisition cost) growth strategies. 

The 7 Biggest Mistakes CMOs Make (And How to Avoid Them) with the CMOs of Databricks, Zoom, and Okta

The 7 Biggest Mistakes CMOs Make (And How to Avoid Them) with the CMOs of Databricks, Zoom, and Okta

In this CMO panel from SaaStr, Rick Schultz, CMO at Databricks, Janine Pelosi, Former CMO at Zoom, and Ryan Carlson, Former CMO at Okta, joined Carilu Dietrich, Advisor at Hypergrowth B2B Startups to talk about the seven biggest mistakes CMOs make. These CMOs have all taken their companies from the early stages through IPOs and have been apart of multi-billion dollar organizations. Here are the 7 big mistakes they made, so you can avoid them. 

Running a PLG and Sales-Led Motion at the Same Time:  What’s New at ZoomInfo with CEO Henry Schuck

Running a PLG and Sales-Led Motion at the Same Time: What’s New at ZoomInfo with CEO Henry Schuck

In the latest installment of SaaStr’s What’s New series – where we sit down with the leaders in SaaS and Cloud for the inside scoop on what’s top of mind and what’s new, SaaStr CEO and Jason Lemkin chats with the CEO of ZoomInfo, Henry Schuck. In this episode, Jason and Henry discuss: PLG vs. a sales-led motion, and which is more efficient, the macro-environment in SaaS and what to expect next year, and of course,What’s new at ZoomInfo.

15 Signs You Have A SaaS Metrics Problem (and How to Fix it) with Dave Kellogg, EIR at Balderton Capital

15 Signs You Have A SaaS Metrics Problem (and How to Fix it) with Dave Kellogg, EIR at Balderton Capital

Come learn from SaaStr OG and fan fave, Dave Kellogg, EIR at Balderton Capital, as he walks you through the complexities of SaaS metrics. With a wealth of experience leading major SaaS and enterprise software firms, Dave will delve into the art of leveraging metrics for strategic advantage and the potential pitfalls of their misinterpretation. This session will equip you with a nuanced understanding of how SaaS metrics can shape success and why careful interpretation is paramount.

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