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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 11, 2016

Vincenzo Ruggiero, founder of Prospect.io. Vincenzo has a wife and two children, with one born just days ago. With the chaos of a new baby, Vincenzo has still found a way to support himself and his family and manage a new and growing business.

Famous Five:

Favorite Book? – Getting Real, Rework
What CEO do you follow? — Joel Gascoigne
Favorite online tool? — Freshbooks, Slack, Trello, Appear
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?—No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? — Be humble.

Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:15 – Nathan introduces Vincenzo
01:40 – Prospect.io is a sales software
02:00 – Recurring revenue from monthly plans
02:20 – Launched in January 2016
02:40 – June revenue was $17k
03:15 – Customer pays more the more they use it
04:10 – Average is $45/month
04:30 – How they have driven customers
04:50 – word of mouth
05:50 – Different types of customers
06:20 – Self-funded
06:45 – Team of 3
07:30 – The system in Belgium makes Vincenzo the sole founder
08:00 – Vincenzo started with other web businesses before he started Prospect.io
09:10 – His family (two kids)
09:35 – How he supports himself
09:45 – He lives off of savings and a very low salary
11:10 – The company breaks even
11:30 – Growth each month
11:50 – How they got such fast growth
13:15 – Customer churn is 6% monthly
14:25 – Customer acquisition cost is $50
15:00 – Lifetime value is $570
15:30 -- @VincenzoR on Twitter
17:35 -- The Famous Five
3 Key Points:
Plan out financially how you be able to afford to start a new business.
Don’t let your arrogance get in the way of your success.
A success work life does not have to take away from a success home life.
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.
Slack, Trello, and Appear – Online tools that Vincenzo uses for his business

Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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