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SaaStr Podcast #036: Christoph Janz, Co-Founder @ Point Nine Capital On the Importance of Local Investors

Harry Stebbings

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Welcome to Episode 36! Christoph Janz is the Co-Founder and the Managing Partner Point Nine Capital, one of Europe’s best early-stage venture funds. Christoph himself specializes in all things SaaS at Point Nine and has made more than 20 SaaS startup investments. Prior to Point Nine, Christoph co-founded two Internet startups and in 2008, became an angel investor and discovered Zendesk, which was his first angel investment. Also, if you would like to congratulate Jason for the raising of the incredible new SaaStr Fund then you can click here to send him a congratulations tweet. (http://ctt.ec/PfcIS)Christoph_Janz

In today’s episode with Christoph we discuss:
How did Christoph make his way into the world of early stage SaaS investing?
When should startups consider making the move to the US? Is it always necessary?
How important is it for SaaS startups to have a local US investor? What are the benefits?
Where are there talent gaps in European SaaS? What can European founders do to find those experienced VPs of Sales and Marketing?
What made Zendesk seem like such a winner and what did that teach you?
Where does Christoph see the next wave of the consumerization of SaaS?
Is it harder to get funded as a SaaS startup in today’s environment than in previous years?

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Harry Stebbings
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Christoph Janz

Published on July 13, 2016
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