Earlier this month, we kicked off the SaaStr Speaker Series in NYC at Work-Bench’s beautiful office in Union Square with Matt Straz, CEO of Namely, and David Skok, General Partner at Matrix Partners. Both were highly rated speakers at the SaaStr Annual
this year, so we were excited to have them join us for a more intimate session on Building the Foundation for Growth in SaaS.
Given the hundreds of founders from NYC that came out for the SaaStr Annual in February, we knew the SaaStr community was strong here, but the turnout exceeded our expectations. With over 200 people present, the energy level was high and you could feel the excitement in the room about the growing SaaS ecosystem in NYC.
Below are 4 takeaways from the conversation with Matt and David, but check out the video of the entire conversation below for even more great learnings.
1. Don’t build for
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The SaaStr CSS Speaker Series
is back ― and it’s going to be a good one!
Come join us this Wednesday, May 10th from 5:30-8:00pm for a night full of learnings from Sameer Dholakia, CEO of Pre-IPO SendGrid, and Ajay Agarwal, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures.
Sameer and Ajay
were both very popular speakers
at the ’16 and ’17 Annuals and we’re excited to have them at the SaaStr CoSelling Space
this week for a more intimate deep dive! We’ll take a fun look back at how SendGrid grew from $0 to $100m+ ARR in a capital efficient fashion, delve into lessons learned in B2D markets as you scale, and explore the IPO markets.
Expect to learn about the model that drives SendGrid’s killer inbound machine and low CAC, ways SaaS companies can prioritize growth without sacrificing profitability ― at any stage, and a whole lot more.
We’ll start with our signature craft cocktails and networking, and we’ll save plenty of time for Q&A
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It’s no accident that some of the world’s most innovative companies are also some of the most successful. Tune in tomorrow as Jason moderates a panel discussion on Salesforce LIVE! with speakers from Zenefits, Salesforce, Square and the Small Business Administration.
We’ll be diving into the future of small business innovation
, and some of the folks who’ve done it best will share how innovation has propelled the growth of their companies.
We’ll explore why some businesses are “better” at innovating than others, whether innovation should be incremental or consist of larger efforts, and discuss some of the trends affecting innovation today.
You’ll learn tips for fostering creativity
at your own company and for making innovation a central and scalable part of your culture.
Sign up here
and join us at 11:30AM PDT tomorrow!
1 – Jamie Domenici, VP SMB Marketing at Salesforce
2 – Kevin Burke, Sales and Marketing Lead, Square
3 – Jeff Carr, CRO, Zenefits