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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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Aug 7, 2016

Kenneth Lee, founder of TravelFlan. Kenneth has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and has developed a business that makes travelling easier. TravelFlan has partnered with major airlines as well as thousands of individual customers to give them a personal digital travelling assistant.

Famous 5:

Favorite Book? – Zero to One
What CEO do you follow? — Elon Musk
Favorite online tool? — Evernote
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?—No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? — Quit school faster.

Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:10 – Nathan introduces Kenneth
01:30 – TravelFlan
01:55 – Customers pay on average $15
02:30 – Three sources of revenue
03:05 – History of the business
03:30 – He and his partner loved to travel
04:14 – First-year revenue in 2015 $120k
04:50 – They have a free service and a premium service
05:15 – 2000 customers
05:25 – May 2016 revenue from commissions from airlines was $25k
06:00 – Two large airlines use their data
06:30 – May total revenue was $50k
06:55 – Fundraising
07:30 -- $5 Million valuation
07:40 – Most of the team is in Asia
08:25 – Churn is not as applicable in this type of business
09:30 – Customer acquisition
09:57 – Team of 11 people
10:10 – travelflan.com or Kenneth.lee@travelflan.com
23:40 -- The Famous Five

3 Key Points:
Start with a very focused business and then expand as you see success.
If you have a good idea, pursue it immediately.
Find different ways to make revenue.

Resources Mentioned:
Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
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.
Evernote – Kenneth’s favorite online tool
Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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