The Top 5 Questions Every CEO Wrestles With – Lessons From Host Analytics (Video + Transcript)


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Dave Kellogg is the former CEO of Host Analytics and prolific blogger. Join him as he takes you through lessons learned from Host Analytics on the top questions every SaaS CEO wrestles with. Want to see more content like this? Join us at SaaStr Annual 2020.   David Kellogg – Former CEO @ Host Analytics
FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Morning. Morning. Thank you all for attending this morning. For this session, where we’re going to talk about really the five kind of questions that keep CEOs up at night. Or the five questions that really never get put to bed in growing a SaaS start up. So thanks for joining us. You know, my belief is you’re either a CEO or you work for one. And I think there’s value for both groups here today. If you’re a CEO or a co-founder or a board member I’m hoping you can get
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SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders Awards 2019: The Top Ten


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Meet SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders of 2019. Our most popular CEO, COO’s and Presidents that spoke at SaaStr Annual 2019. Curious how we came up with this list? We found our most popular speakers by speaker views and likes, session bookmarks and ratings weighing categories more heavily for overall rating than initial interest. Using magic (standard deviation) we came up with the best of the best of our sessions as voted by you, our SaaStr community. Every week we’ll be rolling out new winners until we get to the very pinnacle of our list. Keep your eyes peeled as we unveil the list and a bit more about your favorite leaders.

SaaStr’s Most Respected Leader Awards Number: 9 to 5

Brian Halligan Hubspot Founder/CEO
About Brian…
Our metrics suggest that our attendees were very excited about Brian as a speaker. His high marks in our “speaker likes” metric lands him
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SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders Awards 2019: The Top Ten


This post is by Deborah Findling from SaaStr


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Meet SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders of 2019. Our most popular CEO, COO’s and Presidents that spoke at SaaStr Annual 2019. Curious how we came up with this list? We found our most popular speakers by speaker views and likes, session bookmarks and ratings weighing categories more heavily for overall rating than initial interest. Using magic (standard deviation) we came up with the best of the best of our sessions as voted by you, our SaaStr community. Every week we’ll be rolling out new winners until we get to the very pinnacle of our list. Keep your eyes peeled as we unveil the list and a bit more about your favorite leaders.

SaaStr’s Most Respected Leader Awards Number: 9 to 5

Brian Halligan Hubspot Founder/CEO
About Brian…
Our metrics suggest that our attendees were very excited about Brian as a speaker. His high marks in our “speaker likes” metric lands him
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State of the Cloud 2019 from Bessemer Venture Partners (Video + Transcript)


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Join Bessemer Venture Partners’ Byron Deeter and Kristina Shen as they take a look at trends and predictions for the cloud industry in 2019. This marks the company’s fifth annual in-depth look at the cloud computing industry. Want to see more content like this? Join us at SaaStr Annual 2020.   Byron Deeter – Partner @ Bessemer Venture Partners
Kristina Shen – Partner @ Bessemer Venture Partners
FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Kristina: Thank you. Byron: Hello, SaaStr founders and executives. Kristina: Hi everyone, it’s amazing to be here today and wow, look at all these people. This is our fourth time being on the SaaStr stage annual again and we’re so excited to be here. Byron: That’s right. We’ve been honored to speak at every one of the SaaStr to date and it’s really become a high for us to release this data collab report here and
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Lessons from Gorgias: How to Close your First 1000 Customers Based Solely on Data (Video + Transcript)


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Gorgias helps brands automatically respond to basic questions, and track the impact of customer service on sales so support becomes a profit center. Join CEO Romain Lapeyre as he walks you through how to close your first 1000 customers based solely on data. Want to see more content like this? Join us at SaaStr Annual 2020.   Romain Lapeyre – CEO @ Gorgias FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Hello everybody. I’m Romain, I’m the founder of Gorgias, and so today we’re going to talk about how to get a thousand customers using data. Just as a way to start, I’d like to tell you a little bit about Gorgias to set the context. We are a customer service platform for e-commerce websites, and one of the things we try to do is to automate customer support. When you want to automate something you need to do two things. The first one is
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Beyond $1B ARR: Lessons from Zendesk on Why the Cloud is Unstoppable (Video + Transcript)


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The cloud’s biggest days are yet to come. The rise of the public cloud is driving a massive replatforming of the tech stack and customer experiences for every company. What’s next? A deep dive with Ophelia Brown, Founder of Blossom Capital Want to see more content like this? Join us at SaaStr Annual 2020.   Mikkel Svane – CEO @ Zendesk
Ophelia Brown – Founder @ Blossom Capital
FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Ophelia: Hi everyone! Thank you for taking time to listen to us this morning. So I am here, I guess, about 7 years after we first met. It was 7, 6 years. Tables have turned because I first met Mikkel when just after I was working for previous fund index, he had just invested. I use to send every founder to Mikkel’s way, European founder, Mikkel’s way to help them figure out how to relocate to San Francisco.
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A Decade of Learnings from Y Combinator (Video + Transcript)


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Michael Seibel is CEO and a partner at Y Combinator and co-founder of two startups – Justin.tv and Socialcam. He has been a partner at Y Combinator since 2013, advised hundreds of startups, and has been active in promoting diversity efforts among startup founders. Hear his take on the future of work with a decade in learnings from YCombinator. Want to see more content like this? Join us at SaaStr Annual 2020.   Michael Seibel – CEO @ Y Combinator  FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Okay, great to see everyone. I thought what I would do that could be the most helpful is teach you a little bit about what we’ve learned at YC over the years. To give you a sense of YC, we’ve now funded over 2,000 companies, about 4,000 alumni. Our companies combined are worth about 100 billion dollars. We have about 100 companies that are worth over
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More of SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders Awards List Revealed!


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Meet SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders of 2019. Our most popular CEO, COO’s and Presidents that spoke at SaaStr Annual 2019. Curious how we came up with this list? We found our most popular speakers by speaker views and likes, session bookmarks and ratings weighing categories more heavily for overall rating than initial interest. Using magic (standard deviation) we came up with the best of the best of our sessions as voted by you, our SaaStr community. Every week we’ll be rolling out new winners until we get to the very pinnacle of our list. Keep your eyes peeled as we unveil the list and a bit more about your favorite leaders.

SaaStr’s Most Respected Leader Awards Number: 19 to 15

Eric Yuan Zoom Founder/CEO
Eric Yuan
About Eric…
Elisa Steele holds strong at number twenty-two with high-interest metrics from our attendees who looked forward to her as a speaker. Namely is an
Dug Song
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The Evolving Role of the CEO: As a Company Scales, How Your Job Changes (Video + Transcript)


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Join Atrium CEO and Justin.TV/Twitch Founder Justin Kan alongside Modern Health CEO Alyson Friedensohn and Winnie CEO Sara Mauskopf for a panel on the evolving role of the CEO. Want to see more content like this? Join us for SaaStr Annual 2020.    Justin Kan – CEO @ Atrium Alyson Friedensohn –  CEO & Co-Founder @ Modern Health Sara Mauskopf – CEO @ Winnie FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Justin Kan: All right. Hello. Hello, hello, hello. All right, so I feel like a talk show host. This is amazing. Alyson F.: I know. What is going on? I need to move this chair over so we can all see each other. Okay. Justin Kan: Thank you guys for joining us. I know it’s near the end of the day. I’m super lucky to be joined by Alyson and Sara, two amazing CEOs for this panel and
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From Idea to Billion Dollar Business: the RingCentral Journey (Video + Transcript)


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Join Vlad Shmunis, founder, chairman, and CEO of RingCentral as he discusses RingCentral’s journey from a two-person startup to a $7B market cap global enterprise communications company (NYSE:RNG) — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Vlad will highlight what defines success in each stage of the growth journey, and how to create a winning business with the right product, team, and culture. Want to see more content like this? Join us at SaaStr Annual 2020.   FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW Vlad Shumnis – Founder, Chairman and CEO @ RingCentral Jonathan Vanian – Fortune Writer Jonathan: Hi everyone. All right. Well, I finally get to live my dream of having an own show with a little table here. So hi, Vlad. So this is great, I’ve been looking forward to this. We’ve had some really cool talks, interesting talks about the gestation process, I’ve been sort of saying. For when
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