As a founder, you may wonder what VCs are looking for these days. Akriti Dokania, Partner at Ridge Ventures shares traits they look for in founders.
Rajeev Dham and Karan Singh, Partners at Sapphire Ventures, and Jane Lee, Vice President at Sapphire walk us through how to double your “Magic Number,” a shorthand for your SaaS sales and marketing efficiency. In recent years, the average Magic Number and benchmark for go-to-market efficiency has dropped from .7x to just .3x. How has the happened? And what can founders and revenue leaders do to turn around their budgets for efficient growth?
Welcome to the latest installment of our “What’s New” series where SaaStr founder and CEO Jason Lemkin sits down with some of the top leaders and founders in SaaS and Cloud to discuss What’s New and what should be top of mind for fellow founders. In the new episode, Jason sits down with Drata CMO Sydney Sloan to talk about what’s new at Drata, the role of CMO at Drata vs. Salesloft, partner marketing, customer marketing, and more.
Tolithia (Gusto’s CRO and Head of Go-To-Market Ops, or GTM Ops) and Jamie (Gusto’s Principal, GTM Strategy & Operations) about their high-velocity techniques for maximizing sales. They first discuss their aim of helping other professionals grow their businesses, the importance of proper territory management, especially in high-velocity, high-scale operations, and the difficulties of geographic territories. Following that, they discuss dynamic territory management, the problems of static sales books, and how industry does not necessarily dictate business models. They also touch upon tools and strategies they implemented at Gusto, such as the Next Best Action tool and dynamic books, to decide which leads to work and how. At the end of the discussion, they answer several questions from the audience.
As we gear up for SaaStr Europa 2024 in London on 4-5 June and SaaStr Annual 2024 in the SF Bay Area on September 10-12, we wanted to take a look back at some of our most iconic speakers and sessions from over the year, that we can still learn from today. Back at the first SaaStr Annual, in…
Alex Kayyal and Julie Kainz, Partners at Lightspeed, shared at SaaStr Annual a framework they developed around how to think about this new era of Artificial Intelligence in SaaS, what opportunities are out there for startups, and how to think about incumbents. Together with Abhay Parasnis, founder and CEO of Typeface, they chat about what it looks like to be a builder at the forefront of Generative AI.
Today we’re focusing on actionable insights you can use to drive down churn with customer success in today’s new era of SaaS efficiency. You Mon Tsang, CEO and co-founder of ChurnZero, Colleen O’Sullivan, VP of Integrated Customer Experience at Hubspot, and Jason Lemkin, SaaStr founder and CEO, give their take on where the customer success industry is headed and shares data from the Customer Success Leadership Study done by ChurnZero at the close of 2023.
CRO Confidential: Bringing Product-Led and Sales-Led Growth Together For Go-To-Market Success with Giancarlo Lionetti, CRO of Zapier
In this latest episode of CRO Confidential, Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund and former CRO at Brex, sits down with the CRO of Zapier, Giancarlo Lionetti (GC), to chat about Product-Led Growth (PLG) and Go-To-Market (GTM). Everything from hiring on the GTM side to layering in a sales-led motion into PLG.
Guillaume Cabane and Martin Gontovnikas, co-founders of HyperGrowth Partners, Axelle Heems, Senior Director of Growth Operations at Gorgias, and Morgane Palomares, VP of Marketing at Vercel come together to share their scalable, low-CAC (customer-acquisition cost) growth strategies.
Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, and Jason Lemkin, CEO of SaaStr: Answer Your Top 10 2024 Customer Success Questions
Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, and Jason Lemkin, CEO of SaaStr, answer your Top 10 SaaS Customer Success Questions of 2024 and what they mean going into 2024.
As we gear up for SaaStr Europa 2024 in London on 4-5 June and SaaStr Annual 2024 in the SF Bay Area on September 10-12, we wanted to take a look back at some of our most iconic speakers and sessions from over the year, that we can still learn from today. Today, Zoom is…
At Pavilion’s CEO Summit, SaaStr CEO and Founder Jason Lemkin, took the stage to share what’s most top of mind for him at the start of 2024.
10 Things in Marketing that Change as You Scale: Lessons from Dropbox, Klaviyo, Lightspeed Commerce with Kady Srinivasan, CMO of Lightspeed Commerce
In the ever-evolving world of SaaS, the role of marketing continually adapts and transforms, especially as companies transition through different stages of growth. Kady Srinivasan, the Chief Marketing Officer of Lightspeed Commerce and a veteran in the field with rich experience from companies like Dropbox, Owlet, and Klaviyo, recently shared her invaluable insights on this topic. In this workshop, we delve into the ten pivotal changes in marketing strategies as companies scale, based on Srinivasan’s expertise.
CRO Confidential: What It Really Takes to Be Successful in Enterprise SaaS Sales with Christian Smith, CRO of Splunk
In this week’s latest episode of CRO Confidential, Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund and former CRO at Brex, sits down with the CRO of Splunk, Christian Smith. Splunk is a 20-year-old Enterprise software giant that has accomplished many things — a 2012 IPO, a $28B+ Cisco acquisition in 2023, and $3.7 billion of ARR…
A Look Back: The Secrets to Scaling to $2 Billion in ARR With HubSpot Co-founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah
We’re gearing up for our biggest, best-est SaaStr Europa 2024 (June 4-5 in London!) and SaaStr Annual 2024 (Sep 10-12 in SF Bay again!) As part of that, we’re taking a look back at some of the best sessions ever. When both of HubSpot’s co-founders came to Annual to share their top learnings with Jason…