Recently, I attended SaaStr Annual 2018 claimed to be the biggest SaaS event on the planet Earth. With over 10k participants and three days full of sessions it might as well be. It was rather crowded, to be honest, but some of the sessions were really inspiring.
I tried to summarize some highlights on culture, product and success for SaaS businesses in a brief presentation saastr_2018Some of my personal notes below 😉
Women 2.0 Founder Friday was truly an exciting event! Except for meeting over a hundred of amazing, passionate and dedicated business women, I had a chance to listen to two heart warming stories from Stacey Ferreira, VP & Co-Founder of MySocialCloud and Alexa Andrzejewski, CEO & Co-Founder of Foodspotting.
Named by the Forbes ’30 Under 30′ for Social/Mobile Technology in 2011, she has over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience at Y-Combinator, Twilio, and Seattle 2.0. Currently Danielle is the CEO of Mattermark, a platform which is basically Bloomberg for Startup Investors. Mattermark provides signals and reports for investors on startup opportunities out there. As Danielle said herself, “Most startups don’t know what kind of traction they have. With Mattermark I can find out whether your startup has traction or not without your help :)”.
During her interview at the Lean Startup Circle meetup, Danielle raised a curtain for us on collecting funds and, what’s more important, on building relationships with potential investors. Here are a couple of things I picked up.