We can’t believe it’s already November and there are only four months until SaaStr Annual 2020, we’re already looking at an awesome speaker line-up this year. Here are the sessions we think you should earmark before the big day.
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The Unicorns 🦄
In case you haven’t caught it, we’ve added all our sessions with titles to our agenda. Check it out below! Though our second day of the event is focused on mythical creatures of all kinds, you’ll find that there are unicorns hiding in our agenda every day this year. Here is a glimpse at just a few of our standout unicorns. From Unicorns to Hexacorns and Decacorns – the whole fleet will be mirrored on our stages this year.
So, how do you choose amongst the stable of unicorns? Well, we did the heavy lifting and highlighted a few here for you…
“When to Hire and When to Automate” with Zapier CEO Wade Foster
Zapier has grown in the last 8 years from a side project between three friends to a profitable company with over 50M ARR. Hear from the experts at automation what you should automate and what you shouldn’t. Wade Foster is Co-founder and CEO of Zapier, a SaaS company that allows users to integrate web applications they use. When the company was first founded, two of its co-founders, Wade and CTO Bryan were freelancing on web projects and soon noticed a pattern around their clients who were asking for more and more integrations built from one app to another This is where the idea for Zapier was born. After building their initial prototype, the team presented at Startup Weekend in Columbia and won. The rest is history.
“The Cadence: How to Turn Your SaaS Startup into an Army.” with Craft Ventures General Partner David Sacks
David Sacks has a long history in tech from his time as a Founder and CEO of Geni.com and Yammer to his stint as COO of Paypal. Today, David Sacks is Co-founder of Craft Ventures, an early-stage VC fund that counts Bird, Reddit, Cloud9, and SpaceX amongst its investments. Hear how you can turn your SaaS Startup into an army.
“The Playbook to Growing at Hyperspeed” with Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras and South Park Commons Fund Partner Ruchi Sangvhi
Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras will be sharing his playbook to growing at Hyperspeed. Henrique and co-founder Pedro Franceschi founded the company as 22-year-old engineers in Brazil in 2017. At the time the duo had founded Pagar.me, a payment processor. Brex today has grown at hyperspeed, with the likes of Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Yuri Milner and Y Combinator among its investors. He will be joined for this session by South Park Commons Partner and Facebook’s first female engineer. Prior to South Park Commons Ruchi was an engineer at Facebook, co-founder of Cove which was sold to Dropbox in 2012 at which time she became a VP of Operations at Dropbox.
The Deep Dives 🌟
Deep Dive Session: “How to make legal part of your strategic revenue team” Gitlab VP of Legal Jamie Hurewitz
If this is your first SaaStr Annual, check out some of what we call our “Deep Dives” these are sessions that focus on a sometimes niche, but, a really tactical topic that will help you truly scale. Gitlab’s Jamie Hurewitz will be covering why legal is crucial in making your revenue team successful.
Deep Dive Session: “The New Key Hire: Chief of Staff” with LaunchDarkly Chief of Staff Delores Brown
Delores Brown is LaunchDarkly’s Chief of Staff. Prior to joining LaunchDarkly Delores was Chief of Staff at Broadly and Co-Founder of wearable technology consumer electronics firm, Agbara Life. Hear about what you should be looking for in a Chief of Staff and why this could be the new key hire for a SaaS company growing from $10M ARR to $40M ARR.