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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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Apr 9, 2020

Erik Matlick guides vision and corporate strategy at Bombora, bringing over 15 years in founding, board and executive management experience. Prior to Bombora, Erik was the founder and CEO of several advertising technology companies including Madison Logic. He also founded IndustryBrains and MediaBrains. Erik began his career in ad sales at Ziff-Davis and divides his time between Miami and New York.

Apr 8, 2020
Steve Pockross brings 20+ years of startup, Fortune 500, and nonprofit experience to his role as CEO Verblio. He has also served in leadership roles at LiveOps, Tendril, Western Union, Marketing Technologies Group, and HSBC. Steve received his MBA from Kellogg School of Business and his MA from Wesleyan University.
 

 

Apr 7, 2020

Ray joined RedSeal as CEO in February 2014. Prior to RedSeal he was a general partner at Venrock, one of RedSeal’s founding investors. At Venrock he invested in 53 companies including over a dozen in cybersecurity including Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security. He is on the board of Check Point Software Technology, Ltd. an original Venrock investment, and Team8, both Tel Aviv–based companies.

Apr 6, 2020

Mark Organ is a serial creator of multi billion dollar software categories and companies. He coaches CEOs on how to discover, develop and dominate their categories. He is also creating the largest global community of category creating leaders, the Categorynauts.

Mark is currently the Chairman and was previously founder and CEO of Influitive, the creator of the the advocate marketing and community category. Influitive creates communities of customer advocates, mobilizing advocates to produce massive increases in referral leads, reference calls, social media participation and more.

Mark first revolutionized B2B marketing as the founding CEO of Eloqua (ELOQ), the world leader in marketing automation software, which was recently acquired for $871M.

In between, he was a go-to-market consultant for SaaS companies in North America and Asia.

Mark has also helped over a dozen software companies successfully go to market in asymmetrical or disruptive ways as a consultant and entrepreneur.

With an M.S. in Neuroscience from Northwestern University and a passion for understanding human psychology, Mark is a dynamic speaker with a unique vision centered not only in business success and technological innovation, but also how and why people think, act and interact the way they do.

Mark enjoys sharing his observations, regularly writing and speaking on entrepreneurship, marketing and advocacy. He has energized professional audiences at a number of recent events, including DemandCon, Influence HR Summit, The Globe and Mail Small Business Summit, InsideSales Virtual Summit and many more.

Please see testimonials and video samples here: http://influitive.com/founder-and-ceo

Apr 5, 2020

Matt Ford launched his first Music Tech startup - spotlight.fm - while attending the University of Wisconsin in 2011. Spotlight.fm was a marketing platform for major festivals, record labels, promoters, and music brands including Ableton, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Frank Productions. After growing the userbase to over 250k, Matt successfully exiting the company and started Solstice in 2014. Solstice started as a hybrid concert management platform and concert promoter. While putting on thousands of events around Austin including an annual festival (Solstice Festival), Matt began working on technology to connect venues and artists with a tech partner Adrian Tavares. Through this process, the ubiquitous problem venues, agents and promoters face operationally became abundantly clear. Prism.fm emerged in 2018 with Matt as the CEO. In just 2 short years since inception, Prism is working with hundreds of partners around the world booking thousands of venues.

Apr 4, 2020

Derek Wang is the CEO and co-founder of Stratifyd, Inc. Wang grew up in Beijing and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Along with two other co-founders –began conducting government-funded research on the ways AI could be used to ingest, analyze, and visualize unstructured data.

Apr 2, 2020
Mark Abbott shares a passion for farms, food and community wellness with his wife and two school-aged kids. He is founding team member for AmeriCorps and past Director of the Poverty program at the C. S. Mott Foundation. Mark has a PhD in economic anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and start-ups in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Mark is the founder and CEO for FarmRaiser, a platform and service for healthy product fundraising.
 

 

Apr 1, 2020

As a serial entrepreneur, I live and breathe franchising. He has started several local and national successful businesses in the technology, rental, service, e-commerce and retail markets which have generated hundreds of millions in sales. Steve identifies the creation of Bpro as the main contributing factor to his success in franchising his businesses.

Mar 31, 2020

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales, Entrepreneurship, and Public Speaking. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in International Business.

Mar 30, 2020

Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO of CropIn Technology Solutions, has made it possible to enable data-driven farming by connecting all the stakeholders in the agri ecosystem. CropIn is a leading global full-stack ag-tech organization that provides SaaS solutions thus enabling businesses to utilize technology to effectively drive their initiatives around Digitization, Predictability, Risk Management, Compliance, Sustainability and Traceability. With robust solutions that are crop and region agnostic, CropIn has so far digitized nearly 3.2 million acres of farmland, enriching the lives of nearly 2.1 million farmers in addition to creating a footprint in 29 countries globally. Krishna is also a 'BusinessWorld 40 Under 40 Achiever 2018'.

Mar 29, 2020
Dr Brian Harris is one of the nation’s leading experts in cosmetic dentistry. His creation of the Smile Virtual software platform allows cosmetic dentists to connect with patients from around the world via video consults. This software streamlines the smile makeover process and transforms lives by increasing self confidence.
 

 

Mar 28, 2020

John Corrigan, Co-Founder, CEO of SummitSync is most interesting man in the world you have never met or heard about. A native of Chicago now living in NYC, John spent a decent portion of his 20's having an unimpressive career in digital ad sales and corporate development selling a couple billion dollars of ads to the world's largest brands. Through boredom, randomness, and a strong desire to avoid graduate school in his late 20's John founded TravelsOfJohn an online newsletter that interviewed global thought leaders across politics, business, sports, and science. At its height achieving a readership of over 100,000 people per month. Having been raised by a civically focused mother, in 2012 John became the largest fundraiser under 30 for President Obama's re-election campaign, sitting on the President's National Finance Committee.

Today in his 30's John and has found maturity with purpose as both founder and CEO of SummitSync. John has lead SummitSync to be one of the fastest growing enterprise SaaS companies in the US today. SummitSync provides sales enablement and marketing intelligence to drive more meetings for it's thousands of clients at the conferences and trade shows they attend.

Outside of capital and political pursuits John is known to travel extensively, spend way to much time on his Instagram photo's, fly planes, ski, and read any book he can find on history and foreign policy.

Mar 27, 2020

I am a multi time founder and currently running Castos podcast hosting and analytics. We provide podcast hosting alongside our Seriously Simple Podcasting WordPress plugin to thousands of podcasters. Our goal is to make podcasting easy to understand and accessible to all.

Mar 26, 2020

Deepak has 20 years of experience in product and marketing roles at storage, application and networking companies. He has served in leadership positions at Druva, Riverbed, Sun, AOL and at Netscape where he launched several products. Deepak has an MBA from UC, Berkeley and an MS in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Mar 25, 2020

Scott grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and studied business at PSU. After working as a 3D VFX Artist, Scott ventured into manufacturing, wholesale and distribution of electronic novelties. During the recession Scott realized that business had changed forever and in order to compete businesses were going to need a whole new set of tools. This gave rise to Sellution.

Mar 24, 2020

Serial entrepreneur with a wide experience in IT domain from software development to services and software/solution sales. +20 years in enterprise service management. Excellent track record of building and leading winning teams. Personal goal: help business leaders to see information technology as an organic and critical part of their businesses, not just hard-to-understand-expensive-techie-driven-cost center.

Mar 23, 2020

Dhruv serves LogiNext as the CEO and has been recognized as one of the youngest and fastest growing SaaS CEOs in the US. He has previously worked with Deloitte leading consulting assignments for some of the Fortune 500 clients and has extensive experience in advising enterprises and governments on how to rebuild their transportation stack to match the expectations of the new age customer. Under his leadership, LogiNext, has quickly become a household name for companies trying to deliver goods to their customers in a faster, cheaper and better way with the use of AI and enterprise maps. LogiNext currently serves more than 100 large enterprises and has been growing 200% YoY. LogiNext is valued at more than $100mn by marquee investors like Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital and Alibaba.

Mar 22, 2020

Dr. Narjès Boufaden is a pioneer and thought leader in the Natural Language Processing field who transitioned from the academic world to run her company. She founded Keatext in 2010 for professional services in AI, then pivoted into a product company in 2015. Narjes is also a contributor at Forbes and a dedicated mentor at Techstar AI.

Mar 21, 2020

Vaibhav Domkundwar is an entrepreneur & seed investor with dual bases in Silicon Valley and India. Vaibhav runs Better (the parent company of PicBackMan) which is a micro venture firm that builds & invests in category-defining businesses at the seed stage. Prior to Better, Vaibhav cofounded mobile roaming platform leader Roamware, which was acquired by Audax. Vaibhav is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley and runs marathons to put health & fitness as high up as his work & family.

Mar 20, 2020

Steve is the founder and CEO of Badger Maps. After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steve was Google Enterprise's Top Sales Executive in 2009. In 2012, Steve founded Badger Maps, a software company that helps Field Sales People optimize their routes and schedules to save time and be on time so they can sell more. Steve is also the host of the Outside Sales Talk podcast where he interviews industry experts on their top sales tips.

Mar 19, 2020

Andy brings 20 years of enterprise SaaS experience to UserTesting. As a former product executive at Oracle and Salesforce, he saw the critical role that customer centricity plays in creating great experiences. By helping companies become more customer-centric, he has grown multiple enterprise SaaS businesses to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mar 18, 2020

George Arison is the co-founder of Shift, an online marketplace disrupting the used car industry. An immigrant from Georgia and lifelong entrepreneur, he also co-founded the first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology Taxi Magic (now known as Curb), as well as working for Google and BCG.

Mar 17, 2020

I'm a social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of erxes Inc, an open source growth marketing platform. Marketing, sales, and customer service platform designed to help your business attract more engaged customers.
I'm passionate about social entrepreneurship and possesses a strong desire to create new solutions to social problems and then implement them on a large scale to change society for the better.

Mar 16, 2020

Mike is a jazz musician, smart entrepreneur and maker. He runs a portfolio of software companies including angage.net, scrapebook.net and fbradar.com which are bootstrapped and profitable from day 1.

Additionally, Mike runs multiple digital marketing agencies that focus on helping businesses in different niche markets, currently managing more than 100,000 people on different social channels for clients.

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