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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. How do you get from $0 to $100m ARR faster? What does it take to scale successfully?

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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.

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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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The Secrets to Scaling to $2 Billion in ARR With HubSpot Co-founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah

We’re gearing up for our biggest, best-est SaaStr Europa 2024 (June 4-5 in London!) and SaaStr Annual 2024 (Sep 10-12 in SF Bay again!) As part of that, we’re taking a look back at some of the best sessions ever. When both of HubSpot’s co-founders came to Annual to share their top learnings with Jason…
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What’s New at Automattic and WordPress with Co-founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg

This is SaaStr’s What’s New series where our very own CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin, sits down with the top CEOs and leaders in SaaS to discuss What’s New, what’s top of mind, and what every SaaS founder should be thinking about. In today’s installment, Jason sits down with Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automatic and Co-Founder of WordPress on what’s new at WordPress.

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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.

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

From Zero to Hero: How to Dominate Outbound SaaS Sales with Rippling and Founders Fund on CRO Confidential

In the latest episode of CRO Confidential, host Sam Blond, partner at Founders Fund and former CRO at Brex, sits down with Ashley Kelly, VP of Global Sales Development at Rippling. Together they share how they scaled an outbound sales team from $0 to $300 million and how you can replicate their success step-by-step.

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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.

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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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What’s New at Box and the Future of AI and SaaS in 2024 with Box CEO and Co-Founder Aaron Levie

In our ‘What’s New’ series, SaaStr CEO and Founder Jason Lemkin sits down with the top CEOs from leading SaaS companies to discuss What’s New and what’s top of mind. In this episode, Jason sits down with Aaron Levie, CEO and Co-Founder of Box, and also a SaaStr-fan fave from speaking at various SaaStr events in-person and digitally. Together they discuss: How to go long as a CEO and Founder in SaaS, Overhauling operating margins at Box to a top-tier 25%, Macro issues on the horizon for 2024, Incorporating AI and LLMs into the product and What’s new at Box.

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CRO Confidential: The Hangover’s Over: 5 Ways to Get Your SaaS Revenue Back On Track with Gong’s SVP Sales and Founders Fund

After a period in 2021 known as “The Party”, where salespeople earned more while working less, businesses are shifting focus from measuring effort to emphasizing revenue generation. As the market bounces back, learn 5 ways to get back to hitting revenue targets with Jameson Yung, SVP of Sales at Gong, and Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund and previous CRO at Brex.

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Who Will Win the GTM AI Race — Startups vs. Incumbents? With Stage 2 Capital Co-founder and Managing Director Mark Roberge

As AI continues to reshape the way businesses operate, it has become a critical differentiator in gaining a competitive edge. Stage 2 Capital Co-founder and Managing Director Mark Roberge dissects the advantages and challenges faced by both startups and incumbents in leveraging AI for Go-to-Market strategies. Uncover the unique capabilities that startups bring to the table and how they disrupt established players with their agility, innovation, and ability to adapt to changing market dynamics.

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