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SaaS Interviews with CEOs, Startups, Founders

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 business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.
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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

Ben Congleton is CEO and Cofounder of Olark Live Chat.

Olark is Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Proud, and helps over 12,000 businesses grow by communicating with the right customer at the right time.

Ben is passionate about building strong work cultures where teams bring their whole-selves to work.

Jul 30, 2019

Garin Hess is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple software companies, industry conferences, and a non-profit organization. He is currently the founder and CEO of Consensus, a B2B demo automation platform. He enjoys reading history, mountain biking, choir conducting, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Jul 29, 2019

Born in a family of hustlers, Xenia never had the chance to escape the fate of being an entrepreneur. So at only 20 y.o. she started her first company, a digital marketing agency. She was shocked that in a world transformed by social media technology, brands and agencies were still working like in the MadMen era - buried in meetings, excels, powerpoints and endless email threads. In 2016 she and her co-founders started Planable to help people behind brands work together in a better way. Today, more than 3,000 teams globally use Planable for marketing collaboration.Xenia was born in Moldova, an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic, where tech entrepreneurship is rather new. So she overcame her country’s limitation and communist history with hard work becoming the first Moldovan to be invited to attend Tim Draper’s prestigious academy in Silicon Valley. Planable is the first and only Moldovan team to be accelerated and receive an investment from Techstars. Now, the product is being used by brands such as KFC, Virgin Mobile, Wendy’s and the company has offices both in London and in Eastern Europe.

Jul 28, 2019

Maciej is a technically skilled leader, technology enthusiast and entrepreneur.

CEO at Piwik PRO - GDPR compliant analytics and marketing platform for enterprises and Clearcode - world's leading software house specializing in building custom advertising and marketing technology (AdTech/MarTech).

Jul 27, 2019

CEO and co-founder of Segmint, an innovative financial technology company that empowers financial institutions and financial technology providers to easily understand and leverage data, interact with customers and measure results. Rob has been awarded 7 U.S. and international patents for Segmint. Rob is also the founder of WiredViews, a digital marketing agency.

Jul 26, 2019

Joe is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opt-Intelligence. Since co-founding Opt-Intelligence in 2003 Joe has served as a thought leader and expert in the opt-in advertising space. Prior to Opt-Intelligence Joe served as Vice President of Online Services at Cross Media Marketing. He got his start in 1998 as co-founder and President of CouponSoup, a company dedicated to putting coupons for local businesses online. Joe received a BA in Psychology from Boston College.

Jul 25, 2019

Latif Nanji is the co-founder and CEO of Roadmunk, a product roadmapping platform that enables clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Citibank, MasterCard and Adobe to visualize and collaborate on strategic plans.

Latif’s entrepreneurial chops extend beyond Roadmunk. He co-founded Pragmatic CEO, a Toronto meetup for tech entrepreneurs, and Pokerspace.com, an online social network for poker players. Latif’s background spans all things startup: from leadership and sales to product management and design. In his off-time, Latif is an avid reader, rock climber and skier.

Jul 24, 2019
CEO of Linkfluence, a SaaS platform that turns social data into valuable insights for global brands, using AI and the human expertise from 100+ data scientists and analysts. Co-founder & CEO of Scoop.it, a web content monitoring SaaS platform acquired by Linkfluence. Entrepreneur since 2000: Musiwave (first mobile music platform, acquired by Microsoft), Goojet (pre-iPhone mobile widget platform). Startup advisor and investor: Tedemis (email retargeting, acquired by Criteo), The Refiners, Impact (cross-border accelerators in San Francisco).
 
Jul 23, 2019

I am the CEO & co-founder of PixelMe at night and Product Manager Growth at Buffer during the day! We started PixelMe as a side project with Tom and Jeremy in Sept 2017. We're at $6K MRR and more than $120k in revenue thanks to an incredible Appsumo promotion.

Jul 22, 2019

With more than 20 years of technology leadership experience, Steven is the CEO of Logi Analytics. Prior to this role, Steven served as both COO and CPO at Logi, where he led the sales, product, engineering, marketing, and customer success teams. Prior to Logi, he was a founding partner of OnDemandIQ, a Hosted Business Intelligence solution, and a practice manager at leading web technology company Proxicom.

Jul 21, 2019

Don Weobong is founder and president of Telania, a technology software-as-a-service company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Telania specializes in helping organizations solve tough challenges through e-learning technology, leaves of absence management solutions, and sales channel management. Premier products include eLeaP, CaptureLeave, PRMDeals, and Azimio.

Jul 20, 2019

Jody has been CEO of Introhive since it was founded 7 years ago. Jody is a frequent blogger and speaker on topics of sales acceleration, especially among enterprises.

Jul 19, 2019

Chris Rothstein is the CEO and co-founder of Groove.co, a sales engagement platform. Prior to Groove.co, Chris built, scaled and managed enterprise sales teams at Google.

Jul 18, 2019

Gaurav is founder and CEO of Verloop.io, a conversational sales and marketing automation platform. Gaurav started coding when he was 11 and has built 2 businesses before. One of them was acquired while the other was unsuccessful.

Jul 17, 2019

Co-founder and CEO of MeetApp.
Started out as an Accenture consultant, went on to be a CIO in the Nordics at the media/tech company Cision. Quit 2012 to start MeetApp and other business full time. Since 2015 100% focus on MeetApp

Jul 16, 2019

One of North America’s preeminent authorities on artificial intelligence, Gary has over 25 years’ experience working with leading global corporations to deliver revenue and profit growth. He founded Daisy Intelligence in 2003 bringing autonomous machine intelligence to clients in retail, insurance and healthcare. Daisy Intelligence, headquartered in the Greater Toronto Area operates an applied artificial intelligence (A.I.) software-as-a-service (SaaS) business delivering operational corporate decisions that are too complex for
humans to make, resulting in efficiencies and profitability gains.
Currently, Daisy is revolutionizing optimization of merchandise planning for high volume retailers and fraud detection/risk management for insurance and banking. Using proprietary mathematical solutions and Daisy’s reinforcement learning A.I.-based simulation platform, Daisy analyzes trillions of the tradeoffs inherent in any complex business question and provides timely, actionable decision recommendations to help corporate clients grow total sales, improve margins and reduce fraud. Gary is the former head of IBM Canada’s data mining and data warehousing practices. He was also at the helm of Loyalty Consulting Group, providing analytical services for one of the world’s most successful coalition loyalty programs, the AIR MILES® Reward Program. Gary holds both a B.A.Sc. and
M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Jul 15, 2019

Pablo lived in the United States for 10 years before returning to Mexico City to pursue a bachelor's in economics. Before founding Gus, Pablo participated in the management of a B2B sales team that was responsible for acquiring more than USD 2 million in ARR. In 2015 Pablo Co-founded Gus, an AI company that works with clients like Santander, Amercian Express, Cabify and 30 others to automate customer service and improve customer experience. Gus has been selected as the Diamond prize winner of MassChallenge and is part of the Endeavor National Panel for Mexico.

Jul 14, 2019

Seth lives in Southern Utah, where he has been hard-wired to the web design and development industry since 2001. In 2009, Seth launched his first WordPress plugin, then in 2011, he quit his full-time job to focus on building a business around the plugin, which now powers over 60,000 ticketing websites.

Jul 13, 2019

Ryan O’Donnell lives at the top of the funnel ever since he landed at Yahoo via acquisition in 2007. Ryan co-founded Replyify.com to automate cold emails and follow-ups because other solutions on the market were either glorified 'mail merge' apps or too cumbersome to work with.

Jul 12, 2019

A 25-year advertiser sales and online media veteran. Starting in B2B in 1992 in NYC. In 1998 launch Lawyers.com for Lexis Nexus/Martindale Hubble. Recruited by InfoUSA to be President of IDEXEC with sales offices in New York and London. Promoted by the parent company to become the SVP of Sale Op’s for InfoUSA with 125 sales reps and close to $1 billion in gross revenue. Hired by Kinder Hook, a NYC based VC to build and sell CPC Associates a New Mover data compiler. With a dramatic growth in just 18 months the company which was purchased for $14 million was sold to Epsilon for $72 million. He co-founded BlueLink Marketing in April of 2010, later sold his interest in the company. He co-founded Pubvantage in 2015

Jul 11, 2019

I'm an entrepreneur by nature and an executive in practice. I founded ECRS in my early 20s, in 1989, with the simple vision that the microprocessor and software would transform retail, allowing local and regional retailers to not only compete, but win against their national competitors. I believe great companies are built one idea, one customer and one employee at a time. Like a great oak tree, it takes time to build a company that last, with deep cultural roots and consistent driving purpose and I’ve dedicated my career to building such a company.

Jul 10, 2019

Born and raised in New Jersey, a graduate of Amherst College - I am the Founder and former CEO of People Productions - a digital marketing agency located in Boulder , Colorado. In 1999, I spun off a related SAAS business called UpSync to help our clients distribute, track and control the digital content we were creating for them. I sold People Productions in 2017 and am now solely focused on running UpSync, a mobile sales enablement platform.

Jul 9, 2019

Susan Hunt Stevens is the Founder/CEO of WeSpire. She is a recognized expert in the use of social and game mechanics to drive positive behavior change and was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015. Previously she was GM/SVP at the New York Times Company, leading a large regional digital media division.

Jul 8, 2019

Dorin Rosenshine is the founder & CEO of Outleads, a Microsoft Accelerator company. Outleads enables brands to engage customers with online advertising and relevant content based on offsite and offline data.

Dorin has over a decade of experience in optimizing the digital presence for firms in a variety of industries, from consumer electronics to home improvement. Her work ranged from business identity to web application development, online ad budget management, and landing page optimization. A self-taught developer, designer, and copywriter, she has served as head of marketing as well as IT.

Dorin lives in New York City and loves everything about it, particularly Central Park.

Jul 7, 2019

I'm the CEO and Co-founder of Sleeknote.

I live in Denmark with my wife and three kids.

Besides running Sleeknote I'm also an international keynote speaker.

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