The time has arrived. Following much anticipation, we just released the fullspeaker lineup and agenda for SaaStr Annual at Home, taking place very soon on Sept 2-3. I’m super proud of the team for putting together this gathering for 50,000 community members next month so that we could bring you the best in class speakers of leading SaaS experts. Plus, we’re doing, even more, to bring you virtual networking to make sure you can meet your fellow community members.
If you’ve ever attended a SaaStr event (digitally or in-person), you know that the key difference between SaaStr and other events is the caliber of speakers and content. We’re giving our community access to the very best speakers, who are all committed
Portag3 Ventures Partner Chris O’Neill discusses leadership and teamwork lessons he’s picked up in his career through a hobby and a metaphor of sailing.
Chris O’Neill | Partner @ Portag3 Ventures
I’m thrilled to be with you here today, thank you Jason and the SaaStr community for including me. I’ve spent a bunch of my career in and out of the valley.
So I’ve been in the valley off and on for about 22 years. I’ve held a bunch of technology leadership roles in startups, in rocket ships and turnarounds, including about 10 years at Google, and just over three years leading efforts at Evernote.
I currently serve on the board of directors at Gap and earlier this year, I decided to take my operator experience and perspective to pursue a career as a full-time investor.
I grew up in a really small town in Canada on the shores
David Sacks, General Partner at Craft Ventures joins the New New in Ventures to discuss The Cadence and how to structure around it while building a start-up.
David Sacks | General Partner @ Craft Ventures
When you start growing above 50 employees, and certainly get to 100, things change, you now have teams, which means you have functional leaders. Rather than the CEO running around telling the engineers exactly what to build, you now have product managers.
So, the company starts getting divided up into functional areas, or silos, product management, sales, customers support, marketing and so on, and this siloing of the org chart I think means that not everyone knows what everyone else is doing, and there’s a general feeling of disorganization or chaos in most startups. Really, the better the startup is doing, the more chaos there is, because they’re growing faster, this isn’t a problem
While Team SaaStr was ready to put on the most-epic, in-person SaaStr Annual this year, 2020 might’ve had other plans for all of us in mind.
But’s that OK — because we’ll be back in person next year, and we haven’t missed a moment. We recently completed 3 digital-mega events and are taking our 2020 Annual completely virtual for Annual @ Home on Sept 2-3.
This flagship event will be our biggest yet. We’ve already had 30,000 community members attend our digital events and Annual at Home is on track to top 50,000.
With less than 30 days to the big event, we’re reintroducing one of our most popular programs in a completely digital format— Meet a VC. This super-popular program is a hit every Annual and gives Founders and CEOs the chance to have 1:1, virtual meetings with a hand-picked group of elite investors. Whether you’re an established player
Lan Xuezhao is the Founding Partner at Basis Set Ventures. Today She discusses how everything is changing in the current climate, the rise of war-time founders, having teams work remote, and the supply-chain reimagined
Lan Xuezhao | Founding Partner @ Basis Set Ventures
Good afternoon and good morning wherever you are in the world today watching us at the New New in Venture. Today we are joined by Lan, the founding and managing partner of Basis Set Ventures. Thank you so much Lan.
Thank you. Thank you so much. It’s great chatting with all of you. I have a long presentation here I would like to walk through and would love to answer any questions or ask you any questions. I don’t know how interaction … We’re going to actually have a few questions for you guys, but let’s go through this and see whether we can open up
Hear from Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder and COO of Cloudflare. Michelle started the company during an economic downturn in 2009. Now, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest networks that helps make the Internet more secure, fast, and reliable, with a market cap of more than $6B. Despite the challenges of uncertainty, money not flowing, and a generally dark mood, she was able to do it and learned a lot along the way. In this talk, Michelle will share how she made her business idea come to life and some lessons learned that can help other entrepreneurs—from solving a real, meaningful problem, to communicating in a crisis, prioritizing when there’s a true lack of resources and more.
Michelle Zatelyn | COO + Co-Founder @ CloudflareMichelle:
During the economic downturn right after the financial crisis in 2008. And so we started to work on this in 2009. And while
A discussion about venture capital and the effects Covid-19 has had on in the industry. Join Nicole Quinn, General Partner at Lightspeed Ventures, Ann Miura-Ko, Founding Partner at Floodgate, and Alex Konrad, Senior Editor at Forbes as they talk about what they have seen in the industry lately and how they are moving forward.
Nicole Quinn | General Partner @ LightspeedAnn Miura-Ko | Founding Partner @ FloodgateAlex Konrad | Senior Editor @ ForbesSpeaker 1:
Good afternoon and good morning wherever you are and tuning in on around the world. Welcome to the Midas List live. We are joined by Alex Konrad, senior editor of Forbes. Nicole Quinn, general partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners and Ann Miura-Ko, co-founding partner of Floodgate, and I’ll hand it over to you.
Hello everyone, well it’s awesome to be here. I’m Alex Konrad, the editor of the Midas List