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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: May, 2020
May 31, 2020

Ashely Rose is the CEO of Living Security, where she helps companies reduce risk by making security awareness engaging and quantifiable. 

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May 30, 2020

His name is Bill Bice, serial entrepreneur since age 14. He is passionate about enabling smaller businesses to more successfully compete with their larger competitors through effective marketing.

Through the years, Bill has built and invested in over 25 companies but kept finding the same flaws in marketing strategies so, a programmer at heart, he founded Boomtime, a company that tackles marketing as a technology problem

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May 29, 2020

Shibo Xu is the co-founder of Refersion and grew the company from the two co-founders to a leading SaaS platform serving over 7000 merchants across two offices.

Before Refersion, Shibo was a technology consultant partnering with Fortune 500 enterprises to concept and build digital products.

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May 28, 2020

Ryan Kulp is a marketer and self-taught developer, best known as founder of Fomo.com. He and his wife buy and grow small companies together at their Micro PE fund, Fork Equity (forkequity.com). Ryan has been traveling full-time for 2 years and writes a data-driven travel blog at rickshawlabs.com.

On this episode we discuss how he finds companies to buy, why he's ok not getting huge, and how he ensures profitability. 

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May 27, 2020

Dan Uyemura is the CEO of PushPress.com, a tool that helps boutique gyms grow. 

Dan shares why he took a $500k loan from the SBA to start the company.

Why why he spent $100k in 2010 to open his own gym. How he grew to $1.6m in revenue run rate, up 63% from 2019. 

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May 26, 2020

RunBolt founder Sam Knight joins me today and talks about he he spun a construction scheduling tool out of it’s parent company.

We talk about cap table structure, his first sales hire and setting $30,000 quota.

How does Sam get 50% of new customers to pay annually up front? How’d he get his first 50 customers? What’s his plan to reduce churn?

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May 25, 2020

Smartlook records users on websites and in iOS & Android apps. With features that allow you to find useful information even in thousands of recordings in no time.

May 24, 2020

Matt Dion CEO of Mintent, is a technology industry veteran with 24 years of experience ushering early stage companies through the tricky early adopter and early majority market phases.

May 23, 2020

Internet business executive with over 12 years of experience in managing small to mid-size organizations, product development, business operations, and strategy. Have conceptualized and grown multiple businesses from zero to multi-million dollars in North America and in the Middle East.

May 22, 2020

Maciej Zawadziński – CEO of Piwik PRO and Clearcode; analytics and advertising technology expert; entrepreneur and startup founder.

Maciej is an expert in analytics and advertising technology and founder of several successful companies. He has led Clearcode to its position as a leading software house building custom advertising and marketing technology and in 2013 founded Piwik PRO, a privacy-compliant analytics platform. He advocates for better data privacy rights as a supporting expert at the Panoptykon Foundation.

May 21, 2020

Andy Fletcher is a serial entrepreneur now working on his 3rd company. He has a background in development and a Masters degree in Computer Science but fell in love with digital marketing about a decade ago. This makes martech SaaS pretty much the perfect place for him to be.

May 20, 2020

Started career in banking. Now 3x SaaS founder for Beamer, Hibox and Joincube. Love running hyper lean bootstrapped B2B SaaS companies outside of SF. Have been based in Spain and Chile. Moving to Boulder shortly.

May 19, 2020

David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world’s leading cloud backup companies. He has been a successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years.

May 18, 2020

Karnell is a serial entrepreneur and has founded 4 companies, including one which he scaled to more than $100M in gross revenue. He has significant business expertise in operating and scaling digital platforms and has helped run significant operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Presently, Karnell is the President and COO of Truelytics.

May 17, 2020

Founder and CEO of Hopin, the online events platform. Hopin has grown from 1 person to a 40 person remote company in 5 months and grew in revenue from 0 to $1m+ ARR in three weeks.

May 16, 2020

Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, a web-based software solution that helps marketers turn viewers into brand advocates to grow their businesses. After graduating from Brown University, Chris and his co-founder Brendan Schwartz, started Wistia in Brendan’s living room in 2006. They founded the company with the goal of helping businesses effectively market their products or services more creatively through video. Recently, Savage and Schwartz turned down an offer to sell Wistia and took on $17.3M in debt instead, which allowed them to buy out their investors, gain full control of Wistia, and take the path less traveled in the tech industry. Now, more than 500,000 businesses across 50 countries depend on Wistia's products to build their brands and their businesses, including HubSpot, MailChimp, Sephora, Starbucks, and Tiffany & Co.

May 15, 2020

Clay is the CEO at Ripl, a marketing software company used by millions of small business and independent marketers worldwide. Clay has spent most of his career at the intersection of software, marketing, and emerging media. He lives in Seattle and rides his bike in the rain.

May 14, 2020

Vasil is a growth marketing and startup event entrepreneur, who has produced over 500 in-person and virtual events, as well as built a 90K+ network of tech entrepreneurs and marketers. He’s the founder of Growth Marketing Conference, one of the leading growth marketing events in the industry, and he’s the CEO of startup professional network Startup Socials (as seen in Forbes). He’s worked with big brands like IBM, Adobe, Microsoft, and Delta Airlines, high growth startups such as Intercom, Pantheon, Gainsights, Instapage, and Zendesk, and digital marketing thought leaders like Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, and Larry Kim to help them produce high-quality, successful events.

May 13, 2020

Prasanna Sankar is the co-founder and CTO of Rippling, where he's scaling the engineering team across two continents. Previously he was Director of Engineering at Zenefits, and co-founder and CTO of LikeALittle, a social media app that attracted two million users in six weeks. Prasanna is a former competitive programmer and was ranked #1 in India on TopCoder. Today he codes for fun, and lives in the Bay Area with his wife and son.

May 12, 2020

Naeem is a serial entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of TeleSense. Naeem is 7X startup entrepreneur and 5X CEO with successful exists. He is deeply ingrained in the Silicon Valley ecosystem and frequently speaks about innovation and entrepreneurship. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship and he teaches entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley and Northeastern University. He has a graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. More about him at www.NaeemZafar.com

May 11, 2020
Co-founding CTO, now CEO of MarketMuse. Former VC Associate at OpenView Partners, Big Data focus. Associate, Analytics practice within Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (now PWC Diamond Advisory). Michigan Ross BBA '07. Computer Science, Washtenaw Community College '03. Born in Debrecen, Hungary.
 

 

May 10, 2020

John S. Kim is the Co​founder and CEO of SendBird (Y Combinator W16), a B2B startup providing a messaging solution for enterprises. The platform currently serves tens of millions of monthly active users and many of the best-known logos around the world, like Yahoo! Sports, GO-JEK, Hinge and one of the most active websites in the world. John is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in the messaging space. Little known about John is that he was Korea's no.1 pro-gamer for Unreal Tournament.

May 9, 2020

Joost de Valk is a web developer, SEO and open source fanatic from The Netherlands. He is the founder and CEO of Yoast, which provides software and training for website optimization i.e. SEO. Yoast SEO, Yoast’s main software product, currently runs on over 10 million WordPress websites.

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