New!! Meet 3 New Mentors with Braindates at SaaStr Europa on 15 June!

We have well over 1,000 founders, execs and VCs coming to the first SaaStr Europa on 14-15 June!  That’s basically capacity so grab a ticket now if you still want to come, and especially, we still have 50 slots let for Diversity and Inclusion program so please apply here.  Inclusion is our top priority for the handful of remaining tickets. We’ll have amazing speakers at Unicorn Morning including founders and leaders of Mulesoft, Meltwater, UiPath, just IPO’d Zuora, and more.  Incredible founder-to-founder stories with Datadog, Algolia, Showpad, UserZoom, Platform.sh, AB Tasty, Topia, and more.  A full day of Scaling Revenue sessions with leaders from Pipedrive, Intercom, Stripe, Stackoverflow, Anaplan, Pendo, Aaron Ross, and more.  And the VCs will pitch you! with rapid-fire sessions from the Top VCs including Accel, Point9, August Capital, Notion, Dawn, and much more. But as part of SaaStr events 2.
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“Being Yourself Makes All the Difference” & Other Lessons from MailChimp CMO Matt Klein at SaaStr Annual

MailChimp CMO Matt Klein knows a thing or two about how to thoughtfully market a product, earn a customer’s trust, and build relationships that last. So what’s his secret? Luckily, he spent time with us at SaaStr Annual 2018 to discuss some tips, tricks, and key learnings that have helped the MailChimp brand stand out over the years—and we caught it all on video. Take a look at our quick, 30-second clips to see what he has to say on the subject.

Being Yourself Makes all the Difference to Your Customers

Throw out all of that marketing jargon because “being yourself makes all the difference.” As a brand, you’ll better connect with your customers if you make a point of being open, authentic, and vulnerable. Remember, even when selling to a business you are still selling to people!

Don’t Always Stick to What You Think You Know

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A Should-I-Do-A-Free-Trial-Or-Not Checklist

The other day I went to buy a SaaS product.  I know this SaaS product well, and have used it for years.  It’s not a great piece of software, but it’s very effective and useful.  I was finally ready to buy. I was forced to go to an SDR first — the only button was “Contact Us”.   I asked for a free trial.  The SDR said that wasn’t possible, and wanted to talk about my “budget” first.  I told him I had no budget, but I’d used the product for years and just wanted a trial, and absent that, I was happy to buy today and just get my data in that minute.  I already knew the product and wanted to buy right now — but I couldn’t.  I escalated it to the CEO.  The CEO said free trials didn’t work
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Tales of a Modern CEO with Atlassian and Trello (Video + Transcript)

What keeps CEOs up at night? Shareholders, competition, the next big thing? Sure, but there are many other challenges. Modern CEOs are also thinking about how to build inclusive workforces, how their companies will positively impact the world, or what societal issues to advocate for. In this session, Atlassian co-CEO and co-Founder, Mike Cannon-Brookes, and the Co-Founder of Trello, Michael Pryor, talk about what it means to be a modern CEO, how the role has transformed during his 15 years at Atlassian’s helm, and advice he has received from other leaders. And if you haven’t heard, we’re building a completely immersive experience for SaaStr Annual 2019! With 3 full days of content sessions, featuring over 300 speakers from the best SaaS companies around the world, SaaStr Annual is filled with actionable thought leadership to help grow your business from $0 to $100M ARR. Team packs are back for next
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Room for 2 More Great Post-Revenue SaaS Startups at the 18,000 Sq Ft 2.0 CoSellingSpace

A few of our success stories at the SaaStr CoSelling Space have graduated — the most recent one being Sqreen.io, which was one of the hottest companies in the last YC batch.  We have room for about 2-3 more start-ups (depending on size) in the new 2.0 CoSellingSpace, and a few more half-time.  Everyone that works from the CSS is B2B and post-revenue, with great companies from Chargebee (which just closed an $18m round) to Beamery to PlatoHQ to Teamable to Voxeet to Treasury Prime to Trusted Insight and many other next-generation SaaS startups that are doing very well. The new CSS is even bigger and better than the first one.  We have 18,000 square foot of Class A+ space right in the heart of SOMA in SF, just blocks from Salesforce, LinkedIn, Google and more.  It’s also a super clean building, with a
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Come Hear and Meet Aaron Ross + Jason Lemkin at SaaStr Europa in Paris 15 June! Early Bird Tickets About to Expire!

We’re rolling out an amazing speaker list for our first ever SaaStr Europa in Paris on 15 June! March is the last chance for Early Bird tickets at just $299 so get ’em here right now!  ($250 each if you bring your team) We’ll have amazing speakers from Mulesoft, Github, Datadog, Algolia and dozens more. We’ll also have hands-on sessions from both our own Jason Lemkin and his co-author and ever-popular Aaron Ross of Predictable Revenue. So come hang out with Aaron, Jason and 1200 more in Paris on 15 June!                     And take a fun look back at their join session from Dreamforce past: The post Come Hear and Meet Aaron Ross + Jason Lemkin at SaaStr Europa in Paris 15 June! Early Bird Tickets About to Expire! appeared first on SaaStr.

Check Out Some of the Top SaaStr Annual Sessions from Slack, Cloudflare, and More on Our YouTube Channel!

We’re adding a number of the top sessions from the 2018 SaaStr Annual to our YouTube channel.  First up was the amazing discussion on the Future of Slack with Stewart Butterfield and Alex Konrad, and the Tough Lessons Getting to $100m+ in ARR with Michelle Zatyln of Cloudfare and Laura Bilazarian of Teamable. We are getting back to a cadence of 2 new pieces of video content a week, so subscribe here or click below to get going!
You can also catch up on other amazing content from the CEOs of Twilio, Box, Sendgrid, Asana, Trello, Atlassian, Marketo, Veeva, and so much more. The post Check Out Some of the Top SaaStr Annual Sessions from Slack, Cloudflare, and More on Our YouTube Channel! appeared first on SaaStr.

We’re Hiring at SaaStr!

We’re hiring at SaaStr!!  We grew the Annual 144% (!) this year and our hope is to grow to 20,000 by 2020! We’ve got at least 4 roles open: Work out of the 18,000 sq ft. SaaStr CSS in SOMA, and work with us! Apply below and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!! The post We’re Hiring at SaaStr! appeared first on SaaStr.

SaaStr Podcast Now on Spotify! Catch Up on 166+ Episodes!

I am extremely happy to announce the SaaStr podcast with Harry Stebbings has come to Spotify! I know many of you love to listen to podcasts on iTunes, but personally, my life is Spotify and this is a huge upgrade. In addition, the Spotify interface makes it a lot more intuitive to go back and listen to more SaaStr podcasts, e.g. #100 with Aaron Levie of Box, or #145 with Greg Schott, the CEO of Mulesoft, or #92 with Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, or #68 with Ryan Peterson, CEO of Flexport, or … you get the picture. There are so many good ones!  And it’s 5000x easier to find them in Spotify.  IMHO.  At least for old guys like me. I’m excited! Check it out here or by clicking below! jason The post SaaStr Podcast Now on Spotify! Catch Up on 166+ Episodes! appeared first Continue reading "SaaStr Podcast Now on Spotify! Catch Up on 166+ Episodes!"

Coming Very Soon: The New 2.0 SaaStr CoSelling Space in SOMA: Bigger, Better, More-er

We’ve moving! We are taking the learnings from the past 15 months in the first SaaStr CoSelling Space in Potrero Hill / Design District and taking them to an even bigger, better, nicer space right in SOMA, in the heart of everything! We’ll have a huge, 18,000+ sq ft space right at 303 Second Street. We’ll have our first kick-off party and event there too in a little while, with Mamoon Hamid of Kleiner Perkins, investor in Slack, Box, Yammer, Intercom, and so many other SaaS leaders.  This will be a fun one. We’ll also have an informal open house right after March 1. The CSS 2.0 will be almost full when we move in (almost everyone is moving over), but since the space is 40% bigger (18,000 square feet), we’ll have room for a handful of full and part-time post-revenue SaaS startups in the space.

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