SaaStr Podcast 215: Ryan Smith, Qualtrics Co-Founder & CEO On The Things Nobody Tells You About an $8 Billion Acquisition

Qualtrics Co-Founder and CEO Ryan Smith sits down with SaaStr Founder and CEO Jason Lemkin as Ryan reflects on the survey software maker’s acquisition by SAP this year. The company was acquired this November in an $8B deal ahead of its planned IPO. This is SaaStr’s founder favorites series where you can hear some of the best of the best of SaaStr Annual’s Speakers.

This is SaaStr’s Founder’s Favorites Series. Every Thursday we share one of SaaStr Annual’s best of the best sessions that you might have missed. After all, you should be able to be where the cloud meets from wherever you may be listening. Stay tuned for our next Founder’s Favorites episode: March 14.

Missed the session? Here’s what Jason and Ryan talk about:

  • Why did Qualtrics turn down a $500M acquisition offer in 2012?
  • What did Qualtrics’ path to fundraising look like?
  • How to build lifelong customers
  • Capital efficiency (and dilution)

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Published on March 11, 2019

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