What Is SaaStr?

About SaaStr:

SaaStr began in 2012 as a simple attempt via a WordPress blog together with a few answers on Quora to help share back Jason M. Lemkin’s learnings of going from $0 to $100m ARR with the next generation of great SaaS and B2B entrepreneurs.

It has since gone on to become perhaps the largest web community of SaaS founders and entrepreneurs, with over 750k views per month and 5 million+ views on Quora.

The core SaaStr long-form content first appears here on http://www.saastr.com, and then on Quora, as well as via syndication in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Enterprise Irregulars, and other leading media.  Forbes named SaaStr one of the Top 100 blogs for entrepreneurs, and Inc. named SaaStr one of The 50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs.

SaaStr also consists of over 1,000 additional posts and answers on Quora, where Jason M. Lemkin is consistently one of the Top 3 most popular authors (and has twice been named a Top Writer).  If you want me a lot more SaaStr content, also view us on Quora.

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We also have SaaStr Social meet-ups every 4-6 months that draw hundreds of SaaS entrepreneurs together to talk all things recurring revenue:

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About Jason M. Lemkin:

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 (IPO), MobileIron (IPO), Com2Us (Kosdaq IPO), Metacloud, Appcelerator, Sandforce, Guidespark, Pipedrive, Algolia search-as-a-service, Talkdesk, and more.

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 5.07.04 PMJason 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

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11 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 ?!

  10. Great reading Jason! We’re embarking on our first SaaS project, first and foremost because I want to use it and nothing else on the market does quite what I want it to. I believe people will find value in the same things we do.

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