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Jan 21, 2016

Ep 135 Hampus Jackobsson joins Nathan Latka. 

Hampus Jakobsson, the founder of Brisk­ sales process acceleration tool (customers such as Hootsuite, Intercom, Evernote). Angel investor in 45 startups. Previously 2010-­2012 M&A director for Blackberry and 2002-­2010 Founder of TAT (acquired by Blackberry for $150 in 2010), customers such as Google, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung

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3 Key Points:

  1. Find a place to work where you don’t know stuff—it’ll keep you interested.
  2. If you’re an entrepreneur, always UPSELL next year’s revenue number.
  3. Embrace your weaknesses, because they’re actually your strengths.

Episode Notes: 

  • 01:00 – Nathan’s introduction to today’s show
  • 01:28 – Hampus joins the show
  • 02:28 – The exit for TAT—The Astonishing Tribe
  • 03:40 – Motorola, Sony, Samsung, Nokia
  • 04:00 – 18 month sales cycles, for $1.5 million dollar contracts plus $3-4 million in implementation services
  • 04:55 – Blackberry Acquiring TAT
  • 05:26 – The Blackberry Playbook
  • 07:20 – Getting acquired by Blackberry
  • 07:54 – Acquisition price
  • 08:25 – If you’re an entrepreneur—NEVER—low-ball next year’s revenue number
  • 09:04 — $150 million in cash from Blackberry and then a cash-based retention to sign-on with Blackberry
  • 09:45 – Why Hampus left Blackberry
  • 12:30 – Know everything about your clients
  • 13:00 – Hampus has put $2.5 million into startups
  • 14:15 – Brisk’s revenue for October 2015
  • 11:23 — Famous Five
  • 14:30 – B2C to B strategy
  • 15:35 – Brisk’s product pricing
  • 16:15 – The headache of professional services
  • 18:20 – How Brisk broke into Hootsuite
  • 18:52 – @HAJAK
  • 19:50 – The Famous Five

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Famous 5

    • Favorite Book?— Made to Stick and Switch (two different books)
    • What CEO do you follow?— No
    • What is your favorite online tool?— Tab Snooze
    • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
    • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Your weaknesses are your strengths and your strengths are you weaknesses

Resources Mentioned:

  • Growth Geeks – The way Nathan hires growth hackers on a per project basis for things like info graphics, blog posts, and other growth projects
  • Mike Lazaridis – The Blackberry genius who brought Hampus to the BB team
  • Made to Stick and Switch – Hampus’ two favorite business books
  • Tab Snooze – Turns open tabs into to-do lists

 


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The Software as a Service (SaaS) entrepreneur who wants to grow to a $100m+ valuation (episode #14).

Your host, Nathan Latka is a 25 year old software entrepreneur who has driven over $4.5 million in revenue and built a 25 person team as he dropped out of school, raised $2.5million from a Forbes Billionaire, and attracted over 10,000 paying customers from 160+ different countries.

 

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