Hey US startups! Show us your SaaS & win a 1:1 with Jason + VIP Team Packs!

  Ok, we heard you US teams. You asked for your own video contest, you got it. Today we’re officially kicking off our “Show Us Your SaaS: US Edition” video competition. And if you happened to miss the international video contest we ran a few months back, go check it out. It was a lot of fun. We’re switching a few things up for the US edition. First, we’ve divvied up the country into 5 regions and will award prizes in each. We know there are SaaStr fans all over the country and we’re aiming to normalize the Valley volume a bit. So grab a beer show-us-your-saas-usa-ad-03and some peanuts and get ready for the showdowns — Boston vs. New York, LA vs. SF… and it’s not even baseball season yet. But, really, it’s all about the prizes, isn’t it?  Five lucky teams – one from each geographical regionwill receive 2 full conference passes, VIP access, swag, Continue reading "Hey US startups! Show us your SaaS & win a 1:1 with Jason + VIP Team Packs!"

Hey US startups! Show us your SaaS & win a 1:1 with Jason + VIP Team Packs!

  Ok, we heard you US teams. You asked for your own video contest, you got it. Today we’re officially kicking off our “Show Us Your SaaS: US Edition” video competition. And if you happened to miss the international video contest we ran a few months back, go check it out. It was a lot of fun. We’re switching a few things up for the US edition. First, we’ve divvied up the country into 5 regions and will award prizes in each. We know there are SaaStr fans all over the country and we’re aiming to normalize the Valley volume a bit. So grab a beer show-us-your-saas-usa-ad-03and some peanuts and get ready for the showdowns — Boston vs. New York, LA vs. SF… and it’s not even baseball season yet. But, really, it’s all about the prizes, isn’t it?  Five lucky teams – one from each geographical regionwill receive 2 full conference passes, VIP access, swag, Continue reading "Hey US startups! Show us your SaaS & win a 1:1 with Jason + VIP Team Packs!"

Hear from members of Salesforce for Startups on how they build, grow and give back

A few weeks ago at Dreamforce, Salesforce celebrated startups from around the world in the Startup Valley. More than 35 inspiring entrepreneurs, with startups ranging from 3D-printed fine jewelry to apps to streamline your sales process, showcased their products and shared ideas with attendees. salesforceforstartups2 As part of the Startup Valley, Salesforce for Startups set up a podcast studio in an Airstream and interviewed nearly every startup who joined the fun. SaaStr’s own Jason Lemkin joined in to interview 5 SaaS startups. Check out the SaaStr sessions below to learn from their challenges and biggest wins.
  • Propel – cloud PLM
  • Wootric – in app NPS tracking
  • Nova.ai – highly personalized email for sales teams
  • SpringML – predictive analytics
  • CodeScience – Salesforce PDO partner (they help SaaS companies get on the AppExchange)
Jason Green, founding partner at Emergence Capital, and Mark Goldstein, founder of Bad Ass Advisors, did a bunch of great interviews as well. Listen to them all here. salesforceforstartups3 salesforceforstartups1

Who We’re Hiring: Sales Executive/Lead at SaaStr!

Looking to work at and with the largest community of SaaS founders and execs in the world?  Then we want you! We’ve added a few great folks to the team, now we need to add a fun, committed, driven sales leader to the team:
  • Sales Executive — Sponsorships and Media.  Like events?  You’re job is to lead a mix of sponsor renewals (25%), inbounds (25%) and outbound targeting (50%) in particular around the SaaStr Annual.  We are planning for a $7m budget for the ’17 SaaStr Annual and $20m for 2018, and you’ll own a significant amount of the commit.  Crush it and you’ll make good money.  Must be an “owner” and have at least several years of experience selling, ideally either SaaS, events, sponsorships, or some good combo of these.  You won’t have a VP of Sales above you, you need to work with our team but with relatively
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Your Millennial Sales Team Decoded

    As a sales manager, it is your responsibility to do three things:
  1. Deliver on your number
  2. Recruit and hire top talent
  3. Keep a pulse on your sales organization
The first two are always top of mind. They are tangible. They can be measured. But how do you know what it is your team needs from you when you can barely understand what they are saying? Newsflash: The new sales force is chalk full of Millennials. We are loud. We are opinionated. We are hard working. And most importantly we speak our own language (it’s totes full of abreves too!). I was recently at a workshop where a conversation was sparked around Millennials. “My recent graduates kill it” one manager said, “but when they aren’t talking about our company or product I quite honestly have no idea what they are saying.” “Do you ask for clarification?” 
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Recovered from Dreamforce? Now It’s Time to Plan for The SaaStr Annual

Hopefully you went to Dreamforce this year.  My big take-aways?  Salesforce is reinventing itself again, and it was inspiring and cool to watch.  On a technical side, Einstein (ML+AI) is an early push to the future of the Salesforce platforms.  Even cleverer though to me was taking the “Everyone’s a Developer” theme, which was teased in the prior 2 dreamforces with Trailhead sections in the dev-focused areas, and putting it front-and-center.  Today is the age of the developer and developer-centric platform.  Twilio is the year’s hottest IPO.  It was smart.  And we did a ton of podcasts from a cool Airstream in the center of it all, which Salesforce-for-Startups will be pushing out soon (and we’ll post here). OK now that you’ve recovered, it’s time to plan for the next Must Attend event in SaaS — The SaaStr Annual.  For 2017 it will be Feb 7-9th at the Bill Graham
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New Algolia Search on SaaStr: 1000x Better

If you haven’t notice, there’s a brand new Search section on SaaStr.com right below the header: screen-shot-2016-09-17-at-11-51-27-am This new search, powered by Forbes Cloud 100 leader Algolia, is about 1000x better than what we had before. SaaStr.com has 2000+ pieces of content, and finding a lot of it has been almost impossible before.  We added the SaaStr Academy to categorize a lot of the key content, and there was an old WordPress-based search.  But most stuff was unfindable, for all intents and purposes, especially longer-tail content. We love it. Try it.

_____ And Also … New At SaaStr … The CoSelling Space … Click to Learn More: ____

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