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What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a real SaaS business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.

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What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a real SaaS business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.

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Great resource / Must listen!

By 0rca0rca7 - Jan 09 2020
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A must listen podcast if you’re in any type of SaaS business. Great resource.

Quick and to the point

By wharvey93 - Dec 13 2019
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Love how there’s no filler nonsense. Great stuff!

iTunes Ratings

358 Ratings
Average Ratings
304
10
5
8
31

Great resource / Must listen!

By 0rca0rca7 - Jan 09 2020
Read more
A must listen podcast if you’re in any type of SaaS business. Great resource.

Quick and to the point

By wharvey93 - Dec 13 2019
Read more
Love how there’s no filler nonsense. Great stuff!
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SaaS Interviews with CEOs, Startups, Founders

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What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a real SaaS business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.

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Oct 03 2018

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Rank #2: 962 Why Hubspot Spent 1000's+ Hours On Pricing

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Brian Halligan is Co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. He has co-authored two books, 'Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media', and 'Blogs Marketing Lessons From The Grateful Dead'. Recently, he's been writing about how to turn your startup into a scale-up. Top 10 Highest Rated CEO by Glassdoor in 2014, 2015, and 2017. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year in 2011 and an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016. Brian is a senior lecturer at MIT's Sloan School Of Management. His favorite charity is Camp Harbor View.

Mar 13 2018

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Rank #3: 1272 How This Pricing Page Drives Big Expansion Revenue with $260k/mo Verblio CEO

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Steve Pockross is the CEO of Verblio, leading content creation marketplace platform. Steve previously served as VP of BD & Strategy at crowdsourcing pioneer LiveOps, and held leadership roles at Tendril, Western Union and multiple startups and nonprofits. Steve has an MBA from Kellogg and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Jan 17 2019

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Rank #4: 1065 He should sell for $300k. You agree?

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I've started as telecommunication engineer and switched to analytics quite fast. We were analyzing mobile network throughput, daily load, and other technical parameters. In 2007 I've started Fidelity Media as the advertising network. My team was busy with websites representation and ad operations mostly so when RTB appeared that was quite logical that we've continued as Supply Side Platform (SSP).

Jun 24 2018

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Rank #5: 947 Is He The New King of Education? 80k Student Customers and $24m in Revenue Says "Yes!"

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Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse. His mission is to create the future of education, so he can help as many people as possible. He's also obsessed with Spartan Racing.

Feb 26 2018

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Rank #6: 1177 Then Turn Your Customers into Advocates, North of $12m in ARR

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Rob Fuggetta is the world's leading Advocate marketing expert.

Rob Fuggetta (pronounced Few-jetta) is the author of Brand Advocates: Turning Enthusiastic Customers into a Powerful Marketing Force (John H. Wiley & Sons, Inc.), and Founder/CEO of Zuberance, the leading full-service Advocate marketing company.

Oct 14 2018

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Rank #7: 1203 SEMRush to hit $80m ARR This Year, Here's How

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As Chief Strategy Officer Eugene helped SEMrush to more than triple it’s revenue in less than 2 years and raised over $40m from Tier 1 VC firms. Before joining SEMrush Eugene was a partner at Target Global, pan-european growth stage venture fund that invests in consumer Internet space. There Eugene was in charge of US pipeline and invested in number of notable companies including Blue Apron(IPO), Lyft and Juno(acquired by Gett) Eugene started his VC career as Senior Associate and then Partner at Foresight Ventures. Foresight Ventures was focused on early stage US technology companies. Fund generated number of profitable exits over three years and was ranked top 10 Russian VC firm by Forbes in 2013.

Nov 09 2018

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Rank #8: 1317 He Left Eventbrite to Launch This, Growing Via API Partnerships

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Founder/CEO at Join It -- a platform that helps nonprofits and organizations manage their memberships. Previously at Eventbrite for 6 years, where I worked on the API and Developer platform.

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #9: 1263 1500 Governement Agencies Pay Him $2400/yr To Archive Social Media

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Anil Chawla is the Founder & CEO of ArchiveSocial. ArchiveSocial's technology ensures that organizations can maintain legal records of their social media, and is most often used to promote transparency in government. In 2017, ArchiveSocial collaborated with the Obama White House to launch the first-ever archive of presidential social media.

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #10: 1420 He Went Zero to $1m in ARR in 6 Months, Bootstrapped

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1420 Joshua Keller He Went Zero to $1m in ARR in 6 Months, Bootstrapped

Joshua Keller is the Founder and CEO of Maximus (https://maximus.live/)

🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show

01:30 – Why their customers pay them $1k per month

02:55 – How they launched the company in 2017

04:00 – Why they have grown to scale by bootstrapping thus far

04:20 – How they have landed 25 total customers

04:50 – Why Maximus is doing $75k in MRR right now

07:00 – How their gross churn is between 2-3% monthly

08:05 – Why their team of 20 full-time employees is based in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Austin, Ukraine, and India

09:20 – The Famous Five

Jun 14 2019

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Rank #11: 1255 How This 27 Year Old Went from $0 to $70k in MRR in 6 months

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Based out of India, I'm a self-taught entrepreneur who started the online marketing journey at the age of 17. Coming from a Business family, entrepreneurship is rooted in my blood. At the age of 18, I launched my first WordPress security plugin that did 6 figures after which I launched Power Up Hosting in the year 2012 which is now an ISP and a seven-figure business. During my entire Journey, As a CEO, I am the sole Growth Hacker/Marketer in the company responsible for all the customers. My name got very popular in the SEO industry as the PBN guy which led me to launch GoPBN, the very first of its kind PBN Hosting company which does over $70k in monthly revenue which let me two more ventures FlameDomain and Funnelbake.

Dec 31 2018

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Rank #12: 1150 Detroit Based Referral Program software passes $600k in MRR

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Jeff Epstein is the founder and CEO of Ambassador (getambassador.com) a 40 person, venture-backed startup headquartered in metro Detroit. Ambassador provides relationship marketing software to some of the world's most recognizable brands. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jeff's first internet startup was in 2000 and provided online food ordering for college students. Jeff ran this startup while earning his BA from Michigan State University. While earning his J.D from Chicago-Kent School of Law, Jeff started an affiliate marketing company which he later sold before graduating to allow himself to pay off his law school loans.

Sep 17 2018

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Rank #13: 998 Influencer Marketing for ICO's Next Big Thing?

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Apr 18 2018

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Rank #14: 1260 Whitelabel SMB Tools Platform Raising $1m on $4m Pre with $1.5m in ARR

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Matthew is the founder and CEO of Qebot, helping businesses across the globe access and utilize software in a more productive way. Prior to Qebot, Matthew established a presence in mobile advertising and SMB marketing. His time with a very predominant marketing agency led Matthew to found and build Qebot.

Jan 05 2019

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Rank #15: 1145 How Eero is Locking Down Distribution Channel for "Home Automation Wars" With $100m

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Nick is the CEO and co-founder of eero. Prior to eero, Nick worked at McKinsey & Company and then Menlo Ventures, where he sourced investments in startups such as Betterment, Periscope, and Ansible and worked with portfolio companies like Uber, Dropcam, and Roku. Frustrated by the WiFi solutions on the market and unable to find a better solution, he set out to build eero with his co-founders Amos Schallich and Nate Hardison. Nick is originally from Chicago, graduated from Stanford with a BS in Management Science & Engineering, and currently lives in San Francisco with his wife.

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #16: 1370 He Does $1m/yr Producing 1 Minute Explainer Videos at Scale

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I founded Wyzowl, one of the world's leading explainer video production agencies & publi.sh, a marketing content creation agency. We create exceptional marketing content for our customers through both brands. I share my knowledge online with regular marketing strategy videos and through a weekly podcast called the "Marketing Strategies Podcast".

Apr 25 2019

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Rank #17: 1206 He Helps B2B SaaS CEO's Launch User Conferences

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Simone Vincenzi, known as The Experts Strategist, is the co-founder of GTeX, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Huffington Post contributor, TEDx speaker, Host of the podcast Explode Your Expert Business, author of 3 life-changing books. Simone is passionate about turning experts into authorities using his signature EXPLODE YOUR EXPERT BIZ programs. Every year he speaks in front of more than 5,000 business leaders, which included sharing the stage with Les Brown, Dr John DeMartini, Simone Sinek, John C. Maxwell and many more. He has also organised over 600 events, including Gary Vee speaking from York Hall boxing ring, and he is currently speaking in more than 200 stages every year. Following his passion for making an impact on the younger generation, he also partners with the largest youth organisations in the UK, helping them deliver more effective courses and training. Simone cannot live without 3 things: Speaking, basketball and playing his Didgeridoo.

Nov 12 2018

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Rank #18: 1033 Couple Cashes Out 401k in 2010, Now Doing $15m/Year

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Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of BELAY. Bryan (alongside his wife, Shannon) leads a US-based virtual solutions company that has over 550 people on payroll, all working from home, virtually. Prior to starting BELAY, Bryan worked for companies in the tech and construction industries. Bryan obtained his B.A. in Business from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH, which is where he met his wife, Shannon, who also co-founded BELAY.

May 23 2018

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Rank #19: 1247 This SaaS Product Has No Website but Does $3m in ARR, How?

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CEO and co-founder of Burt, where we build data intelligence companies. In a previous life, I hustled in e-commerce, developed award winning marketing campaigns and spent way too much at advertising and internet technology conferences, presenting at events such as Cannes Lions, Web 2.0, DEMO and Techcrunch50.

Dec 23 2018

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Rank #20: 1335 Real Estate Tech Goes from $400k to $4m in ARR in Under 6 Months, Bootstrapped

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Mike Land is the Founder and CEO of Rela (www.RelaHQ.com), a cloud based digital marketing platform for real estate agents and brokers. Rela allows real estate professional to create amazing digital experiences that promote their listings, enhance their online presence, and drive new business. Prior to Rela, Mike was the founder and President of a digital marketing and software development agency in Newport Beach, CA.

Mar 21 2019

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1647 How He Plans to Beat Basecamp and Monday

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Ravikiran Annaswamy is Founder and CEO of Innohabit Technologies. He is incubating various innovative products using analytics and deep learning. His current business focus is on bringing Electric Mobility to Indian market and has launched various technology products like Fulcharge.com in this space. He works closely with global programs like Founders Institute (Fi.Co) and Unreasonable Institute as Mentor and Coach for early stage startups. He is on the global team of IEEE 5G and is responsible for vision & strategy for future applications and services like Tactile/Haptic Internet, IOT, AR, VR Applications. He has over 23 years of business experience as Entrepreneur and as Business Leader at Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens AG. He was Business Head for Indian market, led Global Product Management and was General Manager for BSS Solutions. He championed Intrapreneurship by working as Innovation head for Bangalore site of Nokia Siemens Networks. He is a thought leader and speaker at various prestigious international business conferences. 

 He has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and has graduated from UVCE Bangalore. 



Jan 27 2020

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1646 Why 900 SaaS CEO's Put $200m in ARR Through Him Every Year

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Christian Owens is the founder and CEO of Paddle. Prior to Paddle, Christian created his first software business from his bedroom at the age of 14. Having grown the business to over $1m in revenue he decided to quit school at 16 to focus on building startups, and founded Paddle when he turned 18.

Jan 26 2020

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1645 How This $50k MRR Company Tells You Who's Sharing Your Links on Whatsapp Private Messages

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João Romão, 30, is the founder of GetSocial.io a content & social analytics platform that helps companies like Adobe, AT&T, Sky News and MTV to better understand how audiences share their content. João is a member of the World Economic Forum (Global Shaper) and a board advisor at CIONET.

Jan 25 2020

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1644 How He Hit Cash Flow Positive, 35 Customers, and $2M in ARR

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Maarten is founder and CEO of Limecraft, dedicated to giving media professionals the best possible solution to manage their digital workflows. Prior to this, as a programme manager for the R&D department of VRT (the Belgian public service broadcaster), he introduced several innovative technologies in the business, including Artificial Intelligence for computer assisted manufacturing and automatic indexing of audiovisual media. These experiences eventually led to the incorporation of Limecraft and its unique selling proposition. Author of several distinguished publications and often invited as a speaker to conferences, Maarten is an acknowledged subject matter expert on a range of topics including multimedia techniques, semantic technologies and media production infrastructure. Relying on his critical appreciation of current and future trends, and capitalising on his extensive experience as a systems architect, he strives to move media technology beyond the state of the art.

Jan 24 2020

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1643 How His Fathers Death Helped Him Grow $0 to $50k in MRR in 8 Months

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Recovering lawyer (degrees from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and Duke in the US, accredited to practice in Guatemala and NY). Investpreneur (investor and entrepreneur). Co-Founder at Nahual Ventures, ExeBoard, Edoo, and SoyFri. Dreamer. Guatemalan born and living in New York. I serve as Board Member in my family's business since 2015, as well as in the Guatemalan Stock Exchange, two startups, and Fundegua, a Foundation I co-founded aimed at promoting culturally and research driven aid in education and health in Guatemala and as a Trustee at Universidad Francisco Marroquin. This experiences gave me the insights and understanding to co-found ExeBoard.

Jan 23 2020

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1642 How He Spent $150k To Buy Struggling SaaS Copmany, Now At $5M in ARR

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Business leader and entrepreneur building motivated team in high energy business. Owner of SHE Software Ltd, fast growing SaaS solution to health and safety challenges. Leader in UK, entering US - home in Scotland and Chicago. Previously CEO and consultant (McKinsey), member of Prime Minister's policy team. MBA from INSEAD and BA from Oxford.

Jan 22 2020

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1641 How He Helps Medical Devices Get To Market Faster, 0-$1m in ARR in 12 Months

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Jared Seehafer is the CEO and Cofounder of Enzyme, a software company that automates life science regulatory approval and compliance. He is a 12 year veteran of the medical device and biopharma industries, having worked or consulted at organizations ranging from Amgen, Abbott and Medtronic to seed-stage startups.

Jan 21 2020

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1640 How He's Scaled to $200k in MRR off $200/mo Plans

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Marc Rutzen is the CoFounder and CEO of Enodo, an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate. Enodo helps users analyze more deals in less time and make better investment decisions backed by data science. Utilizing machine learning, the platform collects, cleans and analyzes real-time multifamily rent and availability data from over two million properties nationwide. Marc oversees Enodo’s data science, engineering and business teams to continually develop and release industry changing features. Marc is a Licensed Managing Broker in the State of Illinois and earned his Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

Jan 20 2020

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1639 How This Company Hit $10M Valuation Serving Real Estate Value Investors

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Marc Rutzen is the CoFounder and CEO of Enodo, an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate. Enodo helps users analyze more deals in less time and make better investment decisions backed by data science. Utilizing machine learning, the platform collects, cleans and analyzes real-time multifamily rent and availability data from over two million properties nationwide. Marc oversees Enodo’s data science, engineering and business teams to continually develop and release industry changing features. Marc is a Licensed Managing Broker in the State of Illinois and earned his Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

Jan 19 2020

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1638 How He Makes Universities More Money By Keeping Students From Flunking

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Ethan Keiser is the CEO and founder of StudyTree, an app leveraging artificial intelligence to provide students with a mobile academic assistant. He received his B.S from Drexel University in Computer Science before founding StudyTree. Ethan has won various business plan competitions including the Microsoft Imagine Cup and Dell Innovation Award, and regularly speaks about artificial intelligence at top education conferences. When not working on StudyTree, he spends time weightlifting and hiking. He is fluent in 7 languages: English and six computer languages.

Jan 18 2020

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1637 The Art of Shifting $60M in 1991 Revenue to Pure SaaS

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Robert Alves - Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Solutions International (ASI) – is a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader who has grown the company from its beginnings in 1991 to become the leading and largest supplier worldwide of software to non-profit organizations. With offices on three continents, and more than 4,000 clients served, Alves has kept ASI in the forefront by consistently making innovative solution-oriented decisions on behalf of its clients.

Jan 17 2020

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1636 How 3 Month Old Harvestr Is Thinkng About Its First Paywall

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I am the cofounder and CEO of Harvestr, a product management platform for customer-driven teams. I have a double background in business and engineering and I have worked in various industries : smartphones, environmental services and even in the French public administration. I am also a soccer player and DJ.

Jan 16 2020

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1635 How He Plans to Get Churn Under 30% Annually in Event SaaS Space

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Aaron Lifshin is the CEO and founder of MeetingPulse. He has a 20-year track record creating and managing award-winning technical teams in the US and the UK. Successful exit: XLN Telecom, as CTO. Aaron is passionate about genuine human communication in all forms. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Jan 15 2020

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1634 Why This Founder Knows He Has To be 100% Owner (And Thats Not a Bad Thing)

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Built two profitable startups and then sold them (one e-commerce national, and one international). The last startup I've got VC investment without meeting the investors, I've incorporated in Ireland without ever going to Ireland, I've run an 8 people team all remote, became profitable and sold it in 2017. I like going from 0 to 1. I've been in two accelerators.

Jan 14 2020

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1633 Why He's Going $100k+ ACV From Day 1 in Recruiting Diversity Space

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Scot is co-founder and CEO at TalVista. He brings more than 25 years of business management and leadership experience from fast paced startup companies. Previously, Scot ran his own consultancy focusing on marketing strategy serving fast paced startups in the HCM space. Prior to that, Scot was senior director at HireVue. Scot is a serial entrepreneur having started several businesses over his diverse career. Scot is most passionate about helping people and seeing them succeed and realizing even more than they thought possible.

Jan 13 2020

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1632 How He Got 1000 Customers from 42,000 Free Users, $150k in MRR

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Lionel Roux, Engineer + MBA graduate, my career started in Japan working for Total (oil). Then, I created Nutec (racing fuels) in Southern California that I sold three years later. After graduation, I worked as a strategy consultant. In 2011, I created Wimi which makes teamwork fun and efficient.

Jan 12 2020

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1631 His Argument For Moving from SaaS to On Prem

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Startup Founder, Digital Entrepreneur, and Product Executive, Zoltan hails from Hungary where he began his career in marketing and business development working for major brands such as T-Mobile, HBO, and Google (eventually as their initial Country Manager). After having worked 4 years in beautiful Barcelona, Zoltan now is co-founder & CEO of Gitential, a software development analytics platform.

Jan 11 2020

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1630 How He Used Linkedin To Close First 15 Customers, $45k in MRR for Debt Collection SaaS

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Intrepid entrepreneur, explorer and video-gamer, Pedro has been in the startup world for 10 years having co-founded 4 projects and 2 successful exits mostly in the B2B space. His passion for collective sports and traveling has given him a broad perspective of the world, which he uses to daily guide his business towards, success...hopefully

Jan 10 2020

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1629 Will a Rebrand Help this $500k MRR Company Break 30% YoY Growth?

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As Chief Executive Officer, President, Board Member and Investor in Integration Technologies, Inc., and the creator of InterWeave Smart Solutions, Bruce brings customer focused Solutions in response to customers’ needs in to the digital age. Bruce has also served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, Board Member and Investor in SecurDigital, Inc., the company that developed SecurVoice©; the voice, data and video encryption solution designed to pass FIPS 140-2 certification. In 2000, Bruce served as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, head of the Audit Committee, Investor and Board member of the Uncommon Media Group, LLC. He also served as President and Chief Operations Officer of Knoa Corp., a privately held company focusing on interactive and media rich solutions. Bruce particularly enjoyed his tenure at Netscape, where he served as the Vice President of Netscape representing Canada, United States East Coast, and Latin America. Prior to this, Bruce was an AVP of Lehman Brothers and also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Information Engineering, Inc., an e-business solution provider.

Jan 09 2020

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1628 How He Used Singularity University To Get 17 Customers, $1M in ARR In 5 Months

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Sean Hinton is Founder and CEO of SkyHive (www.skyhive.io), a Canadian technology company that applies machine/deep learning to discovering revolutionary efficiencies in the movement of human capital. Sean is a future of work thought leader, and passionate about applying SkyHive’s technology to support the workforce’s most at-risk populations.

Jan 08 2020

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iTunes Ratings

358 Ratings
Average Ratings
304
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5
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31

Great resource / Must listen!

By 0rca0rca7 - Jan 09 2020
Read more
A must listen podcast if you’re in any type of SaaS business. Great resource.

Quick and to the point

By wharvey93 - Dec 13 2019
Read more
Love how there’s no filler nonsense. Great stuff!