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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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Jun 6, 2016

Aditya Singhal, an education technology entrepreneur who’s hoping to fully automate tutoring in the next five years. Aditya believes in low-cost, high-quality education for all. Tune in as he and Nathan talk automated education, subscription models, and why Silicon Valley is overrated.

Famous 5
Favorite Book? – Growth Hacker Marketing
What CEO do you follow? — Elon Musk
What is your favorite online tool? — Twitter
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? —I wish I knew how to hack growth faster


Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:25 – Nathan’s introduction
01:45 – Welcoming Aditya to the show
02:10 – There are 21 million college students in the states, looking for help
02:30 – Created TransTutors - an AI teaching assistant
02:50 – Subscription model: $20 each month, 30k customers
03:10 – Not a typical SaaS business model - uses humans assisted by code
04:05 – Revenue is $60-80k per month
04:20 – Business founded August 2014
04:30 – Revenue is 2015 around $1 million
04:50 – Initially self-funded; now raising investment from 500 Startups
05:00 – Hoping to raise $2.5 million by convertible note
05:30 – Making a trade-off: wants to learn from Silicon Valley
06:10 – Are tech hubs overrated?
06:30 – About 40% of customers (12k) are paying monthly
07:30 – In February 2016 had 3k active paying customers
08:05 – Users typically stay 4-6 months (one semester)
08:40 – Team of 10 people, including 8 in India
09:00 – A young engineer in India earns around $30k per year
10:00 – Aditya’s goal is to have a fully automated teaching system
10:20 – Would be happy to sell once he’s achieved his goal
10:50 – Equity split 50/50 between Aditya and his partner
11:30 – Connect with Aditya by email or twitter
14:50 – Famous Five

3 Key Points:
Create the solution your market are looking for - even if they don’t know it yet
Be clear about your business vision
Focus on finding social marketing methods to grow your business explosively


Resources Mentioned:
Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he's driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.

Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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