The 20 Trending VC Sessions at 2020 SaaStr Annual!!


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It’s still early — the 2020 SaaStrAnnual.com isn’t until March 10-11-12 in the SF Bay Area — but we can already start seeing some of the hottest VC sessions at Annual. There will be almost 1,000 (!) VCs at Annual and folks will be handing out term sheets! A bunch of sessions aren’t even up yet — for example, we just added David Wadwanhi, ex-CEO of Appdynamics, now partner at Greylock — so take these trends with a grain of salt.  But at a minimum, these sessions are already … fire!

The Next Iteration of “Software is Eating the World” 2020 with Atrium and Andreessen Horowitz

I guess it’s not a total surprise this session is so popular.  An update to the iconic Software is Eating the World is tough to pass up.  But grab your spot fast!

State of the Cloud 2020 with Bessemer
Partner

A core piece of SaaStrAnnual.com content for 4 years straight, the Cloud team at BVP is back to share the latest trends in Cloud for 2020 and 2021!

Equality and Unicorns in 2020:  Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures and Jason Lemkin of SaaStr

We’re going to do something a little different here, and both catch up on the state of Equality in Venture Capital and Cloud, and also revisit Aileen’s classic pieces in TechCrunch that kicked off the age of the Unicorn.  We’ll do a deep dive into the latest metrics on what it takes to build something iconic. Underserved Markets for SaaS Companies with NextGen Venture Partners, Precursor, Unusual Ventures and Backstage Capital

Underserved Markets for SaaS Companies with NextGen Venture Partners, Precursor, Unusual Ventures and Backstage Capital

I’m excited this session is already 60% full.   You can absolutely make a ton of money investing in The Obvious.  Following the best investors into the most obvious founders.  It does work. But then, the Zooms and Canvas come out of seemingly nowhere and build decacorns and unicorns. And you can really make a lot of money there, too.  Beyond the Obvious.

Product Prioritization – How the Best Companies Choose What to Build and When with Menlo Ventures

You can’t do it all, and figuring our what to build, and what to put it off is one of the most vexxing challenge for founders and SaaS execs.  I love this session and am glad it is proving more popular than I’d expected! Build your SaaS on Customer Cash – a discussion on how to bootstrap, and if or when to use Revenue Financing

Build your SaaS on Customer Cash – a discussion on how to bootstrap, and if or when to use Revenue Financing with Timia Capital

Ok this session started as just a smaller workshop but boy, it’s already packed to capacity!  Venture capital is great at all, but if you can avoid the dilution, why wouldn’t you?  We’ll make sure we have plenty of sessions on alternatives to venture capital.

What It Really Takes to go from Series A to Series B with Canvas, Scale Ventures and Index Ventures

Sometimes I wonder if folks really want to hear about more “traditional” venture topics (e.g., going from A to B).  Well – THEY DO!! 🙂 It probably also helps this is an all-star panel, with OG SaaStr speakers like Stacey Bishop and incredible cloud investors from USVP, Index and Canvas. Go to this one. asd The post The 20 Trending VC Sessions at 2020 SaaStr Annual!! appeared first on SaaStr.

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