Rank #1: 1129 He Bought $70m Of ARR w/ Other Peoples Money, Kept 60%+ Equity for Common
H. John Oechsle joined small business CRM software provider Swiftpage in July 2012 and currently serves as chief executive officer. John came to Swiftpage (www.act.com) with a 30 year track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and established global leaders. John is an advocate for entrepreneurship and small business growth.
Rank #2: 1112 150 Pay Him $3m For Content Marketing at Scale
Joe Griffin is the CEO of ClearVoice, a content marketing platform and talent network that he co-founded in 2013. He has served in executive roles at Web.com and iCrossing, and has founded multiple companies. Joe has employed more than 500 SEO, social media, and content marketing experts over his career, and actively speaks and writes for major media outlets.
Rank #3: 962 Why Hubspot Spent 1000's+ Hours On Pricing
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.
Rank #4: 1065 He should sell for $300k. You agree?
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).
Rank #5: 947 Is He The New King of Education? 80k Student Customers and $24m in Revenue Says "Yes!"
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.
Rank #6: 1171 New Founder Talks First 30 Days, $160k in Revenue, Next Steps
Guillaume Moubeche is Co-founder & CEO at lemlist.com. He's a SaaS lover with a passion for Growth Hacking and traveled the world for a year using social networks to stay at locals' for free. He holds 2 Masters degrees, one in Chemical Engineering and one in Marketing.
Rank #7: 1219 Will Prosperworks and it's 10,000 Paying Customers Win CRM Wars?
Jon holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley and currently resides in Hillsborough, CA with his wife and two daughters. He's a big fan of aquariums and is known for his epic all hands speeches.
Rank #8: 1370 He Does $1m/yr Producing 1 Minute Explainer Videos at Scale
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".
Rank #9: 1203 SEMRush to hit $80m ARR This Year, Here's How
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.
Rank #10: 1213 Kabbage CEO: We've lent $5b to 150,000 SMB's, Will Pass $300m in 2018 Revenue
Rob Frohwein is the co-founder and CEO of Kabbage. In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses could simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia, to leverage the power of real-time data automation through technology. Before founding Kabbage, Rob advised, established and/or led several successful businesses, including LAVA Group, U.S. Micro Corporation (acquired by Arrow Electronics) and Surgical Biologics (acquired by MiMedx). Additionally, he led business development and legal for ZapMedia and Security First Network Bank (SFNB), the first online bank.
Rank #11: 998 Influencer Marketing for ICO's Next Big Thing?
Rank #12: 1170 Playbook he used for taking 3 companies public f\rom scratch
Will Herman is an entrepreneur, active angel investor, corporate director and startup mentor. He has started and managed five companies, resulting in two IPOs and two corporate sales. Will has also invested in over seventy startups, sat on the boards of twenty and has advised over a hundred more.
Rank #13: 1252 Typeform Now At $19m ARR, 50m Forms Each Month, 40,000 Customers
David Okuniev was born in Belgium and later educated in England, David Okuniev started his professional career as a musician. Expression through music soon turned to expression through product and brand design, which led to David founding the Barcelona-based design studio, Fat-Man-Collective. From working in the same co-working space, David later met Robert Muñoz, and the two co-founded Typeform. Today, David is joint CEO and sweats over everything Vision, product & design related.
Rank #14: 1033 Couple Cashes Out 401k in 2010, Now Doing $15m/Year
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.
Rank #15: 1369 He Makes $30k/mo from Youtube While Building his App to 85,000 MAU
I started an exotic car rental company out of my dorm room at Georgia Tech. I was Director of Sales at Lamborghini Atlanta for 6 years. In 2016, I founded VINwiki with a team of developer friends as a way to crowd source vehicle history & empower stakeholders. I also hold the Cannonball Run World Record.
Rank #16: 1095 His First Move at Zenefits? 450 Laid Off. Now Eyeing Profitability and $100m in ARR
Jay is Chairman & CEO at Zenefits. He brings more than 20 years of experience in leading both public and private technology companies. Previously, Jay served as CEO of Ooyala, and Agile Software. Before that, Jay was a senior executive at both PeopleSoft and SAP. Jay is a member of the Global Leadership Council at the Lucas Graduate School and College of Business at San Jose State University.
Rank #17: 1081 With $2m in ARR and $16m Valuation for 7+ Years, Do You Feel Stuck?
Eric Frankel is an innovative business leader with a proven track record in both traditional media and new-and-emerging technologies. He is the CEO and founder of AdGreetz, the industry's leading SaaS video personalization platform that is disrupting the $560b advertising marketplace by empowering brands worldwide to build stronger relationships with customers and exponentially increase engagement, activation and revenue by deploying billions of never-before-available, hyper-relevant, one-to-one, personalized video and display ads and messages, utilizing brand, social, third-party, geo/browser, publisher and user-generated data, delivered on the Internet and mobile via 18 channels. Prior to AdGreetz, spent 20-plus years at Warner Bros., most recently serving as President of Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution (2000-2008). There he created new strategic architecture in the broadcast, cable and pay-TV landscapes, as well as advancements in new technologies including: VOD, HD and the internet. Frankel made numerous record-breaking sales and ground-breaking deals at WB.
Rank #18: 1072 Boston CEO: "I'd think hard about selling for 2-3x ARR"
Matt Benati is CEO and Co-founder of LeadGnome, the market-leading Reply Email Mining web service that generates account-specific contacts, enhances existing leads, and identifies sales trigger events. Matt believes sales and marketing alignment, transparency, and communication optimize revenue generation, and he champions this philosophy in his teams and writings.
Rank #19: 1284 How He Uses Lifetstyle Business To Fund SaaS Startup
From Slovenia/Europe. B.S. Electrical Engineering. 31 years old. This is our third startup. First failed miserably. Second became lifestyle business. Love sports and creativity. I'll produce a movie by 2025.
Rank #20: 999 He Bet Big on Salesforce, Now His CMS Does $7.5m
"Doug Girvin is the CEO and Founder of Stantive Technologies Group, whose flagship product, OrchestraCMS is the first and only known Enterprise class Content Management Platform built 100% natively on the Salesforce.com platform. Throughout his career Doug has led teams to focus on helping customers leverage advanced technologies to solve significant, mission critical, business challenges both within and beyond their organizations. Always with a goal of driving business value and improving the user experience, Doug’s leap from hardware to software has cemented his professional edict to “bring value to users quickly ~ first, second and always.”"