With 500+ episodes and almost 5 years behind us, we thought this would be a fun time to share the Top 25 episodes of all time. A lot has changed since Harry Stebbings launched podcast #001 2016 with Tiago Paiva, CEO of now decacorn Talkdesk, but SaaStr is still on the same mission.
We’re bringing you the best advice from industry leaders, and we don’t plan on stopping.
Today, we’ll dive into 25-13. We’ll be back tomorrow with the Top 12.
#25 SaaStr 214: New Relic CRO Erica Schultz on What It Takes To Successfully Scale Into Enterprise & How The Very Best Reps Build Relationships With Their Leads
#24 SaaStr 195: How To Truly Understand The Politics of Selling to Enterprise, Why Current Org Charts Are Upside Down and What Your Customer Success Team Has To Be Obsessed with Doing with Dan Reich, Founder & CEO @ Troops.ai
#23 SaaStr 179: What It Means To Be An ARR First SaaS Company, The Most Commonly Misunderstood SaaS Metrics & Why Renewals Does Not Mean Happy Customers with Dave Kellogg, CEO @ Host Analytics
#22 SaaStr 193: When Does ABM Make Sense and How To Execute The Strategy Effectively, Why Marketing Must Be Held Accountable To A Number Tied Directly To Revenue and What Makes The Truly Special CMOs with Joe Chernov, CMO @ Robin
#21 SaaStr 191: Salesloft Founder Kyle Porter on Scaling A SaaS Business to $40m ARR Outside of Silicon Valley, Pivoting a Product Generating $7m in ARR & How To Fundamentally Create Cohesion In A Leadership Team
#20 SaaStr 212: Who Must Fundamentally Own Renewals Within Your Organisation, Why Burying Customer Success Under Sales Does Not Work & The Biggest Truisms On Talent That Are False and So Dangerous with Nick Mehta, CEO @ Gainsight
#19 SaaStr 210: Why The Best Sales Reps Are Not Outgoing and Extroverted, Why Sales Reps Are Fundamentally Not Coin Operated and The Right Way To Structure Both Comp Plans and Sales Training with Bridget Gleason, VP of Sales @ Logz.io
#18 SaaStr 250: Why Enterprise Is Hard Again, Why To Be Successful in SaaS Today You Have To Find The Crumbs Falling From Incumbent Mouths and Why Large Orgs Are So Dysfunctional and How To Poach Talent From Them with InCountry Founder Peter Yared
#17 SaaStr 229: The 2 Most Important Numbers For Your SaaS Business, Why You Should Not Have VPs Until $5m in Revenue & How To Manage Top Of Funnel Efficiently But Aggressively with Manny Medina, Founder & CEO @ Outreach
#16 SaaStr 209: The 3 Components To Successful SaaS Pricing, Lessons From Seeing Zendesk Scale From 12 to 2,000 and How To Ensure Successful Cross-Functional Communication with Amanda Kleha, Chief Customer Officer @ Figma
#15 SaaStr 213: Redpoint’s Tom Tunguz on What Makes The Most Effective Free Trial, What Makes Good vs Great When It Comes To Benchmarks for Assisted vs Unassisted Conversion & Why Scoring Leads May Actually Be Dangerous
#14 SaaStr 205: The Secret To Building A Truly Successful Freemium Product | The 3 Classes of Product & How To Think About Feature Prioritisation | A Framework For Building Strong Cross-Functional Communication Across Locations with Guy Podjarny, Founder & CEO of Snyk
#13 SaaStr 222: Flexport CRO Ben Braverman on Why It Is Total Horseshit That The Best Sellers Don’t Make Good Managers, Why Specialisation Does Not Lead To The Best Customer Experience & Scaling Revenue From $18k MRR in 2014 to a $472m Year In 2018