Which of the Five Types of Data Science Does Your Startup Need?

Tom Tunguz

Sometimes the data science leads to a thought leadership whitepaper, or a blog post, or a financial report. Credit: O'Reilly. Startups, you are doing data science wrong. That’s the title of a post penned by Ryan Weald in GigaOm this week.

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The Five Characteristics of An Ideal SaaS Company

Tom Tunguz

Characteristic 5: Market Leadership.

The biggest professional challenge of my career: communication

Tom Tunguz

After all consultants must deliver persuasive arguments to many different levels of leadership in many industries across disciplines. Four and a half years ago, I left my role at Google as a product manager to join the team at Redpoint.

Giving Tuesday Thought Leadership Summit Spring 2018

wepay

The #GivingTuesday organization and WePay recently held a Thought Leadership Summit in San Francisco. Awareness of the movement and its aims has risen from 25% of the population in the US in 2013 to 58% in 2017.

A CEO’s epitaph

Tom Tunguz

There is no prouder boast, but also no better prescription, for executive leadership than the words Andrew Carnegie, the father of the U.S. This epitaph captures succinctly so much of leadership: the ability to articulate a vision and convince others of the importance of that mission; the self awareness of knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses; the desire to be the dumbest guy in the room ; and the capacity to build and maintain those relationships during a life’s work.

Key Lessons from a $5B SaaS Category Leader (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

So they had an idea and fast forward 2013 the company went public. Responses was acquired by Oracle, Neolane was acquired by Adobe all in 2012 and 2013. We were trying to go public in 2013. They pioneered things like content marketing, thought leadership.

Top Lessons in Building Great Teams from Keith Rabois and Founders Fund (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

Keith : So from 2003 to 2013 before I joined Khosla Ventures, I was a pretty active angel investor in Silicon Valley. Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Early Leadership Marketing Other SaaStr Events Scale Videos Keith Rabois Khosla ventures saastr saastr annual

“From Hackathon to Unicorn” Talkdesk Co-Founder Tiago Paiva and SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

But as strange as it sounds, before maybe 2013, it was hard to do a call center in the browser, right? Literally in 2013, as strange as it sounds, this was a segment of the marketplace running on flash, and running on weird technology. Here’s some stats we launched in 2013.”

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SaaS in Africa: 10 Things We Learned From Scaling to 1M Users (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

However, back in 2013, in my previous career as a strategy consultant, I was doing a lot of work with telecoms companies in South Africa. Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Early Leadership Marketing Other SaaStr Events Scale Videos africa Anish shivdasani giraffe saastr saastr annual

Engineering Your Own “Luck”: The 3 Key Rules of Building Globally Distributed Teams with Eventbrite (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

First off, in 2013 we made our first acquisition. Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Early Leadership Marketing Other SaaStr Events Scale Videos eventbrite pat poels saastr saastr annual

Lessons From a Second-Time Founder: How Brex Went From 0 – $1B in Under 2 Years (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

And the end of 2012, or beginning of 2013, we actually met, and decided to start one called Pagar.me Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Featured Videos Fundraising Hiring Human Resources Leadership Resource Type Role / Function SaaStr Events Scale Topics Videos saastr annual

Crushing the Pivot: Lessons Learned from a Product Reboot with TaskRabbit (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

It was actually late 2012, early 2013 where we looked at the growth. We looked at the numbers, and in 2012 early 2013 when we said, listen. Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Early Leadership Marketing Other SaaStr Events Scale Videos Leah busque saastr saastr annual taskrabbit

From Freemium to Enterprise with Slack (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

Kevin : I joined in 2013. Dannie : What the early Slack team did very elegantly with Stewart’s leadership is, design a product that is so intuitive and so frictionless to sign up for, that it can add value from the get-go.

5 Things You Need to Do to Create a Category with Gainsight (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

That’s the situation Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta and CMO Anthony Kennada found themselves in when they joined the company that would become Gainsight in 2013. Nick Mehta : So the way we did that, actually going back to the beginning, so 2013 we’re just getting started.

A Decade of Learnings from Y Combinator (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

He has been a partner at Y Combinator since 2013, advised hundreds of startups, and has been active in promoting diversity efforts among startup founders. Michael Seibel is CEO and a partner at Y Combinator and co-founder of two startups – Justin.tv and Socialcam.

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with InCountry and Y Combinator — July 19, 2019

SaaStr

He has been a partner at Y Combinator since 2013, advised hundreds of startups, and has been active in promoting diversity efforts among startup founders.

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“The “Dos & Don’ts” of Building Winning SaaS Companies with G2 Crowd (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

Lars was one of his early customers at Cloudera and I met him at Dreamforce in 2013 and unbeknownst to me and my business partner Matt Gourniak, he came up to us. Join G2 Crowd CEO Godard Abel for a session on the secrets to the top-rated vendors on G2Crowd, AppExchange, and other platforms.

“The Secret to SMB Sales” Accel Partner Andrei Brasoveanu and Doctolib Chief Development Officer Agnes Bazin (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

They were started in 2013 here in France, and have since grown into France and Germany. And the leadership always led by example. Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Company Stage Featured Videos Leadership Marketing Other SaaStr Events Sales Scale Videos saastr saastr europa

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“The Secret to SMB Sales” Accel Partner Andrei Brasoveanu and Doctolib Chief Development Officer Agnes Bazin

SaaStr

They were started in 2013 here in France, and have since grown into France and Germany. And the leadership always led by example. Blog Posts Career Growth & Advice Company Stage Featured Videos Leadership Marketing Other SaaStr Events Sales Scale Videos saastr saastr europa

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From Freemium to Explosive Growth in a Crowded Market – 8 Years of Learnings with Zoom (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

That was January 2013. And, by May 2013, I think you had a million participants already? Join Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan and SaaStr COO Mallun Yen as they delve into the secrets of Zoom’s success.

The 18 Outstanding Speakers at SaaStock LatAm 2019

SaaStock

Talk: SaaS.City Bootcamp: Sales Leadership. Talk: SaaS.City Bootcamp: Sales Leadership. In 2013, Thiago joined Resultados Digitais, one of the most renowned SaaS businesses in Latin America. Talk: SaaS.City Bootcamp: Sales Leadership. In 2013, he co-founded Vindi.

SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders Awards 2019: The Top Ten

SaaStr

His thoughts on leadership in a nutshell? “A From 200-2008 she held leadership positions at Allegis Corporation and Intuit before ultimately joining Intercom in 2017. Meet SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders of 2019.

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend

TechStars

Our senior leadership team at Google recognized that so many teams across Google were dabbling in activities supporting startups, but there wasn’t a consolidated, proactive effort around this.

WP Engine passes $100M in revenue and secures $250M investment from Silver Lake

A Smart Bear

People said there’s no money in hosting. WordPress is just a toy. After the success of Smart Bear, I should be setting my sights on something big, not this. I’m sure people said similar things to Heather when she joined as our CEO.

How to Make Deal Support Your Sales Organisation’s Secret Weapon

Sales Enablement, SaaS and Growth

First up, while HubSpot’s Dublin office opened in 2013, we have been selling into EMEA since the company was founded back in 2006. For the most part, sales enablement is poorly defined and often misunderstood.

It’s a Rough Time to Be a Startup – Here’s What You Can Do About It

OpenView Labs

SaaS companies now report 9 competitors on average , up from just 2 back in 2013. It takes sustained resources, focus and executive leadership in order to master it. SaaS is now ubiquitous. Salesforce, which turned 20 in March, surpassed $13 billion in annual revenue this year.

Sales Hacker’s Yearly Recap & 2018 Roadmap For Growth (VERY Transparent)

Sales Hacker

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since we threw our first Sales Hacker Conference in September of 2013. New SaaS Sales & Education Partner Directory: A Platform for Unbiased Sales Thought Leadership. Increased Offsite Thought Leadership.

Outreach.io Acquires Sales Hacker: Two Heavyweights Join Forces To Dominate B2B Sales

Sales Hacker

It was 2013, and sales tech was just starting to heat up. Our business allowed sales vendors to leverage our platform to build thought leadership in front of an engaged audience of B2B salespeople. I love sales and the sales profession. As a kid, I was a terrible student.

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It’s a Rough Time to Be a Startup – Here’s What You Can Do About It

OpenView Labs

SaaS companies now report 9 competitors on average , up from just 2 back in 2013. It takes sustained resources, focus and executive leadership in order to master it. SaaS is now ubiquitous. Salesforce, which turned 20 in March, surpassed $13 billion in annual revenue this year.

How Clio grew from a lifestyle business to a legal tech juggernaut

Point Nine Land

Jack found himself playing a thought leadership role, sitting down for interviews, writing blog posts, and speaking at conferences. That platform ended up evolving into the Clio Cloud Conference, launched in 2013 in Chicago.

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PODCAST 28: How High Growth SaaS Companies Build and Lead Sales Teams w/ Chris Degnan

Sales Hacker

Chris is a 20 year Silicon Valley veteran having launched the first part of his career at EMC before finding his way to Snowflake in 2013. The secrets to effective leadership and management.

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Paul Adams on avoiding over-corrections and finding balance when problem-solving

Inside Intercom

In 2013, we shipped many, many, many small things. Because it was so bad, we – the leadership team of the product in engineering – started to swing the pendulum. This was a leadership failure: of mine and of the other leaders in the company.

It’s a Rough Time to Be a Startup – Here’s What You Can Do About It

OpenView Labs

SaaS companies now report 9 competitors on average , up from just 2 back in 2013. It takes sustained resources, focus and executive leadership in order to master it. SaaS is now ubiquitous. Salesforce, which turned 20 in March, surpassed $13 billion in annual revenue this year.

Guru’s Rick Nucci on using automation to scale your customer experience

Inside Intercom

Rick started Guru in 2013, after successfully founding Boomi (a cloud integration and data management company) and selling it to Dell. I then stayed with Dell for three years, and left to start Guru in 2013.

What Is Valuable Content? Well, It Depends On Who Is Reading It!

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

At the same time according to a study by Microsoft Corporation, human attention span has supposedly dropped from 12 seconds in 2002 to only eight seconds in 2013, which is a second shorter than a goldfish. Notice, there are two parts to this thought-leadership issue.

Eventbrite’s Brian Rothenberg on growing a marketplace

Inside Intercom

Adam: What was Eventbrite like when you joined back in January 2013 comparted to today? It’s based on my belief that effective growth programs that scale require effective leadership with all the cross-functional coordination and good coaching of a team. "Conventional Five years ago Brian Rothenberg joined Eventbrite to start its cross-functional growth team.

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SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with Gainsight and WP Engine — September 13, 2019

SaaStr

Matt has nearly two decades of senior leadership experience in sales and customer growth, specifically for technology companies with customers around the world including Bazaarvoice, CityVoice and Rackspace.