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A Discussion with Jon Bischke of Entelo: On Successfully Switching from B2C to B2B (SaaS)

One outstanding SaaS entrepreneur I’ve enjoyed getting to know is Jon Bischke, CEO of Entelo.  Entelo is a sophisticated solution that leverages social and other networks to help you recruit great candidates to your company (e.g., going beyond LinkedIn). Entelo

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A Discussion with Jon Bischke of Entelo: On Successfully Switching from B2C to B2B (SaaS)

One outstanding SaaS entrepreneur I’ve enjoyed getting to know is Jon Bischke, CEO of Entelo.  Entelo is a sophisticated solution that leverages social and other networks to help you recruit great candidates to your company (e.g., going beyond LinkedIn). Entelo

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You Can’t Hire a VP That You Don’t Love

Recently, a good friend of mine running a Hot SaaS Start-up asked me if he should hire a particular VP of Product candidate I knew well.  The team he’d be managing was a big thumbs up on him.  The board was in

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You Can’t Hire a VP That You Don’t Love

Recently, a good friend of mine running a Hot SaaS Start-up asked me if he should hire a particular VP of Product candidate I knew well.  The team he’d be managing was a big thumbs up on him.  The board was in

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Building the Enterprise SaaS Startup: An Interview with #BoxWorks Speaker Jason Lemkin

Box did a nice SaaStr interview the other day ahead of BoxWorks, their big annual user conference September 2-4.  It hits on a lot of the key themes we’ve worked on together here. It’s definitely worth attending BoxWorks if you

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Building the Enterprise SaaS Startup: An Interview with #BoxWorks Speaker Jason Lemkin

Box did a nice SaaStr interview the other day ahead of BoxWorks, their big annual user conference September 2-4.  It hits on a lot of the key themes we’ve worked on together here. It’s definitely worth attending BoxWorks if you

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At About $2m in ARR, Every Great Hire Will Be Accretive.

Recently, I was talking to the CEO of a pretty successful SaaS company doing ~$3m in ARR, growing nicely, in a good space.  Doing just fine. And he was proud he’d just hired a VP of Sales at a below-market

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At About $2m in ARR, Every Great Hire Will Be Accretive.

Recently, I was talking to the CEO of a pretty successful SaaS company doing ~$3m in ARR, growing nicely, in a good space.  Doing just fine. And he was proud he’d just hired a VP of Sales at a below-market

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Eating My Own SaaStr Dogfood: Why I Invested in Algolia Search-as-a-Service

Much of SaaStr involves sharing my learnings, mistakes, improvements, etc. as a founder CEO that lived the journey from $0 to $100m in ARR. But do I practice what I preach?  I hope so.  Let’s take a look together. Recently, I

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.44.12 PM

Eating My Own SaaStr Dogfood: Why I Invested in Algolia Search-as-a-Service

Much of SaaStr involves sharing my learnings, mistakes, improvements, etc. as a founder CEO that lived the journey from $0 to $100m in ARR. But do I practice what I preach?  I hope so.  Let’s take a look together. Recently, I

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SaaStr Hits The Big Apple: Keynote at Enterprise Tech Meetup this Wednesday, Office Hours, Work-Bench, More

Today SaaStr’s hit the Big Apple.  I’ll be in town for several weeks, hanging out at Enterprise workspace / accelerator Work-Bench and a few other places around town. We’ll try to do a few events. First, this Wednesday, I’ll be doing

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SaaStr Hits The Big Apple: Keynote at Enterprise Tech Meetup this Wednesday, Office Hours, Work-Bench, More

Today SaaStr’s hit the Big Apple.  I’ll be in town for several weeks, hanging out at Enterprise workspace / accelerator Work-Bench and a few other places around town. We’ll try to do a few events. First, this Wednesday, I’ll be doing

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The Next Wave of SMB SaaS: True Solutions. Priced as Such.

If you look at the SaaS companies that have IPO’d to date, you’ll see one common theme:  almost all sell to Large Enterprises, either almost entirely (Veeva, Workday), mainly (Salesforce, Cornerstone), or in large part (Box, coming). It just makes

Screen Shot 2014-07-05 at 9.20.47 AM

The Next Wave of SMB SaaS: True Solutions. Priced as Such.

If you look at the SaaS companies that have IPO’d to date, you’ll see one common theme:  almost all sell to Large Enterprises, either almost entirely (Veeva, Workday), mainly (Salesforce, Cornerstone), or in large part (Box, coming). It just makes