So YouTube has been a slow burn for us, but our channel really took off after Covid hit. We’re all watching more YouTube now! You can see before 2020, our views were fairly modest:
So what are the very top most viewed, most popular videos of all time? Let’s take a look!
#1. A Decade of Learnings from Y Combinator’s CEO Michael Seibel. 148,000+ views. A great session from SaaStr Annual. And YC is popular!
#2. Atlassian’s 5 Rules to Win When Competition is Everywhere | Atlassian COO Anu Bharadwaj. A recent session from SaaStr Scale.
#3. A Step by Step Guide to Revenue Growth with Mark Roberge, Harvard Business School. A classic SaaStr Annual session here that has resonated 58,400 times.
#4. How Leveraging Partnerships Can 2x Your Growth with Gorgias CEO Romain Lapeyre. A niche session, but a strong one. Half of Gorgias’ almost 10,000 SMB customers come from partners. Here’s how they do it.
#5. How To Innovate Faster with Community: Insights From GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij. Community has become one of the most talked about topics in marketing, and GitLab’s CEO joined us to share their learnings.
#6.Top 5 Ways to Scale a Sales Team with Zoom CRO Ryan Azus and SaaStr VP of Sales Bryan Elsesser. Another recent session that 32,000 of you watched on how Zoom has gone upmarket and evolved its sales strategy at scale.
#7. Twilio: The Inside Story with Jeff Lawson, CEO/Co-Founder. A SaaStr classic session with Jeff just after their IPO on how he learned to love sales, billboards, marketing, the long tail, going multi-product, and so much more.
#8. How to Scale Outbound Sales with the CROs of Outreach, Malwarebytes, HubSpot, Seismic. 30,505 of you tuned into this session from some great CROs on how to get outbound to really work.
#9. Veeva: The Biggest Vertical SaaS Success Story of All Time with Founder/CEO Peter Gassner. 30,124 of you tuned into this SaaStr Classic sessions, really one of the best of all time in terms of how to get a true enterprise SaaS off the ground. Veeva is worth $30B today and raised < $5m of VC capital. Wow.
#10. “The Secrets to Scaling Zapier to 500 Employees from Employees Themselves with Zapier CEO Wade Foster”. A very popular session from last SaaStr Annual.
And if you want more, a few more of the most viewed sessions and videos of all time, just click on any of them:
#11. The Future of AI, Open Source, and Enterprise SaaS with Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi
#12. Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights: Don’t Do These 68 Things in Your SaaS Company
#13. What’s Changed in Product-led Growth with Calendly CMO Patrick Moran. This session on PLG is just really great. Patrick traces what’s changed from WebEx to New Relic to Calendly (where he was head of marketing at each). And what’s really the same in freemium as it’s always been.
#14. From Burn-Out to $100M in ARR with Jason Cohen, Founder of WP Engine. So many of you have enjoyed this classic SaaStr session on replacing yourself as CEO, and going the distance for the second 5-10 years. A great watch if you are feeling burn out a few years in.
#15. Growing & Scaling SaaS Businesses from $1M to $500M in ARR with Intercom CEO Karen Peacock. One of Karen’s several great SaaStr session, this one really digs in on the team and resources you need to scale.
#16. Bottom Up vs. Top Down Selling in the Enterprise with ThoughtSpot CEO Sudheesh Nair. I really love this session — watch it. Sudheesh headed up sales at Nutanix and now is CEO of Thoughspot, so he’s build all sorts of world-class sales teams. This is a masterclass on scaling all different types of sales in the current environment.
#17. The SaaS Org Chart by Series with David Sacks, Co-founder and General Partner at Craft Ventures. David and Stewart Butterfield of Slack were our last speakers at the very first SaaStr Annual in 2015, and since then, David has done 2 incredible SaaStr Annual session that have been among our most referenced ever. This one on the org chart is required watching as you scale.
#18. The Cadence: How to Turn Your SaaS Startup into an Army w/Craft Ventures General Partner David Sacks. Folks also loved this digital session from David on how to build an army in your startup.
#19. Tales of a Modern CEO with the CEOs of Atlassian & Trello. A pretty fun classic session with the CEO of Atlassian together with the CEO of Trello after they’d been acquired. It’s almost like a sneak-peak at an Atlassian exec team meeting.
#20. The Things Nobody Tells You About An $8B Acquisition with Ryan Smith from Qualtrics. A super fun classic session Ryan Smith and I did just after Qualtrics was acquired by SAP for $8B. (It then went on to IPO as a spin-out not long thereafter). We talked about how and when to sell, how to handle equity in a bootstrapped startup, and more.
#21. State of the Cloud 2021 with Bessemer Venture Partners
#22. How the Best Outbound Sales Teams Are Managed with ServiceNow, Box, and Mark Roberge. A classic session on how to scale outbound sales.
#23. David Sacks (Yammer) & Stewart Butterfield (Slack): Unicorns or Bust. A real classic from the first SaaStr Annual in 2015! We did an early compare-and-contrast to Yammer and Slack, when Slack was still in self-serve mode and hadn’t yet added a sales team!
#24. Reaccelerating Growth at Scale with Box’s CRO Mark Wayland and SaaStr CEO and Founder, Jason Lemkin. A great deep dive on how Box managed to accelerate as it past $1B in ARR.
#25. Jyoti Bansal and The AppDynamics Story: From Idea to $3.7B
#26. Almost Screwed: Bootstrapping From $0 to $20M ARR in 2 Years with ClickUp Founder/CEO Zeb Evans
#27. Why Founders Should Prioritize Personal Development with Shopify’s President and Felicis
#28. Nick Mehta, CEO Gainsight: 10 Things That Are Changing Now in Customer Success
#29. Hyperscaling At Scale with PagerDuty’s CEO, Jennifer Tejada
#30. Aaron Levie (Box): The First $250m in ARR. Ah, the very first SaaStr Annual session! Aaron came to SaaStr Annual right after Box’s IPO, when SaaS still was not that well understood.
So many great sessions!! And so many more great ones to come!!