Welcome to Episode 15 of The Official SaaStr Podcast. Joining me today is Nicolas Dessaigne. Nicolas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Algolia, Algolia are a brilliant case study for the successful pivot, having started off life as an offline search engine for mobiles, but really took off by helping companies deliver an intuitive search-as-you-type experience on their websites and mobile apps.
- Why is company culture so important and was it fundamental for Nicolas and Julien to have this outlined from the beginning?
- How did Nicolas implement the vision for the company future when founding Algolia?
- How does Nicolas look to balance the scaling of the business with maintenance of company culture?
- What were Nicolas’ biggest takeaways from his time at YC?
- How can SaaS startups optimize the fundraising process to also be a source of business development?
In a round we call the 60 Second SaaStr, we also hear: Hiring Your First VP of Sales: When and What Questions To Ask? Nicolas’ favorite SaaS resource? What would Nicolas do differently if he were to start the journey again?
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