Who Is SaaStr?

Jason M. Lemkin is a Managing Director at Storm Ventures.  Storm has been the first or very early investor in many leading enterprise/SaaS start-ups, including his own EchoSign (acquired by Adobe), Marketo, MobileIron, Appcelerator, Sandforce, Guidespark, Pipedrive and more.

Jason has co-founded two successful start-ups selling to the enterprise.  Most recently, he served as CEO and co-founder of EchoSign, the web’s most popular electronic signature service, from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc.

He then served as Vice President, Web Services at Adobe, where he oversaw the growth of EchoSign and Adobe Document Services to $50,000,000 in ARR in 2012 and $100,000,000+ ARR in 2013.

Prior to EchoSign and Adobe, he co-founded one of the only successes in nanotechnology, NanoGram Devices, which was acquired for $50m just 13 months after founding.  The technology, built into implantable power cells, has gone on to help extend the lives of thousands.

He has no known hobbies.

www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmlemkin

Profile on Quora http://qr.ae/pRB

9 comments

  1. Nice blog, et al, Jason. BTW, what is the “tr” in “saastr”?

  2. Tr ying to figure that out

  3. The name is quite close to Sanskirt ‘śāstra’ which means a scientific scripture or rules in a general sense.

  4. That’s awesome. Now it has a double meaning, which is super cool.

  5. Thanks. I’m reading your entire blog and quora like a best selling book. Very valuable for companies outside US. Keep teaching. I’m thinking why I found this blog so late :)

  6. Jason,

    I really enjoyed your video talking about some of the hard times and how you look at inbound lead velocity. Thank you for sharing. Very valuable information you have on here.

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  9. Stephen

    SaaS Master = SaaStr ?!

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