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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: 2023
Sep 22, 2023

3 questions every smart founder asks this VC. How much follow on capital for a $1.5m initial check? How many deals does he look at each year? How long will his current $76m last?

Sep 21, 2023

This father and son SaaS team turned down a $7m all cash offer - a 6x multiple. They serve 1400 small hostels and vacation homes to help them manage bookings. Should the bootstrapped team have taken the $7m?

Sep 20, 2023

His largest customer pays him over $150,000 per year to manage after school camps. This 3 pronged revenue model has allowed founder Asaf Darash to hit $10,000,000 in total revenue. 40% comes from SaaS, 40% comes from payment processing where he takes a 1% fee, and 20% is an insurance like product - if your kid gets sick and can't make the camp you paid $2k for, they'll refund. 

Sep 19, 2023

Are you smarter than everyone else or did you just get lucky? Larry Kim sold his first company for $200m. His second company got down to $500k cash in the bank before he leveraged non-dilutive funding from Founderpath to extend runway. The runway enabled a big pivot and revenue doubled to $3.7m. Can Customers.ai hit $6m ARR this year?

Sep 18, 2023

22 year old convinces 4 customers to pay $5k/mo. None of the have churned over the last 8 months. Will he use this "recurring professional services" model to eventually get into SaaS?

Sep 15, 2023

She makes lots of money consulting. Is it possible to run a successful SaaS gig with such a big safety net? 

Sep 14, 2023

3 university graduates launch their no code SaaS on Bubble. How'd they get 15 paying customers in 3 weeks? Why'd they split equity 33% each? How did they get Linkedin Navigator for free?

Sep 13, 2023

Bsolve agency did $800k revenue in 2022. 50/50 Co-founders decided to take a pay cut to invest $150k in their new SaaS tool SPRobot to help with document management. Will they hit $1m ARR in their first 12 months?

Sep 12, 2023

They have $125k cash left in bank, burning $7k/mo and revenues just hit $3k MRR. Will this team of 8 have enough runway to hit $1m  ARR by helping customers turn their employees into marketing machines?

Sep 11, 2023

COVID should have killed this SaaS tool for live music venues. Instead, he's grown ARR 3x to $3m+ and has investors knocking down his door. With 300 customers paying $7k+/mo his team of 27 is considering embedded finance next. 

Sep 8, 2023

This marketplace processed over 20k bookings in India last month helping workers find quick co-working space. They take 20-30% of bookings generating $30k in MRR. Now that they've been acquired, the question is, can they grow the value of the parent companies stock to make the exit a big win for everyone?

Sep 7, 2023

Non-Engineer launches SaaS using no code. Realizes he needs a co-founder to compete and gives up 50%. Now at $2k in MRR across 30 customers helping them repurpose podcast content. His goal is $20k MRR by December 2023. 

Sep 6, 2023

This father hated watching his daughter struggle with college admissions. His SaaS for Colleges has its first 12 customers and $120k of ARR. Can he sustain the revenue growth to $1m+ or will he have to kill it before it gets a real chance?

Sep 5, 2023

His sales team uses a unique 5 page google drive Doc. It helped him hit $2.4m in revenue up from $400k in his first year in business (2021). Today he's bootstrapped serving 160 customers with his buyer collaboration platform. Is a big 2024 fundraise next?

Sep 4, 2023

CEO, "I'm not happy with VC ArrowRoot who forced us to sell for 5x when I thought we could have gotten 8x". How this experienced SaaS CEO led his company through multiple debt and equity rounds since 2008 to $35m ARR today. 

Sep 1, 2023

This Nigerian SaaS founder used a secret WhatsApp group to get his first $60k in sales. His new SaaS helps companies automate their code testing so they can release faster. $45k invested in the MVP so far. He owns 51% of the company, bootstrapped. 

Aug 25, 2023

$90k Burned Last Month: $2.2m SaaS founder is “ok” with $90k net burn since they have “$10m cash in bank today” and plenty of runway. Here’s how they scaled to $2.2m after almost running out of money in 2017 (down to $16k cash balance).

Aug 24, 2023

When $200k Monthly Burn Kills You: He has 110 FTE’s but monetary policy in central america is killing his SaaS customers. Revenue drooped from $13m in 2021 to $6m in 2022 and he made the tough call to fire 85 FTE’s (80% of his team) for a shot at sustainability. How he did it. How to survive when you’re burning $200k per month and your revenue drops from $13m to $6m in 18 months.

Aug 23, 2023

Taregeting $2m raise at a $12m valuation to take on data tool Apollo.ai. Will they be able to justify the valuation considering $25k in MRR from 163 paying customers?

Aug 22, 2023

Workforce communication SaaS spent $800k on MVP before 1st paying customer. Today they have 400 customers paying $700/mo for $100k in MRR. They relied on a volume seat based pricing approach to scale fast ($3-6/seat).

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