Software Engineer Turned International Traveler


The post Software Engineer Turned International Traveler appeared first on Zuora. by Pilar Pickering, Senior Software Engineer and Sarah Shaffer, Employer Brand Marketing Intern Meet Pilar. Pilar joined Zuora back in […].

The new age of travel: buyer, leaser, or subscriber?


Today, we talk travel. As we've said time and time again, the world is constantly evolving in the subscription space, and as of late, it's the subscription travel market that's increasingly heating up. On Monday we highlighted Inspirato Pass, the subscription for glamorous global travel. As the Morning Brew reports, Lyft (-7.57%) knows you check five apps before finding your preferred travel method, but it’s guessing you want to check fewer than that.

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The 8 Most Intriguing Marketing Campaigns of 2019

Adhere Creative

Travel ads that keep it real, an epic fast food troll, and meet-and-greets that got us in the feels: these were the campaigns we found most thought-provoking in 2019.

Do CEOs have personal assistants?


Deal with office issues, help with basic functional QA, greet partners, help with travel drama, fix a marketing website, whatever it is. I think a CEO, or at least the founders, should have leverage as soon they can afford it. In both my start-ups, an “assistant” (office+paperwork+EA) was literally the first non-founder+engineering team I hired. It gave us a ton of leverage. Since then, I’ve mostly done without. I think that has been a mistake. View original question on quora.

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Late Stage Venture: TripActions

Andreessen Horowitz

Today, I am thrilled to announce our newest LSV investment, leading the Series D funding for TripActions, a travel platform for enterprises. In May, a16z announced our inaugural Late Stage Venture (LSV) fund. We led the Series C round … Uncategorized announcements

A Look Ahead to Techstars Startup Weekend in 2020: More Connected than Ever Before


A vertical event is one with a theme specific to a particular industry—like FinTech or Travel—or social or environmental challenge—like Diversity and Inclusion or Sustainability.).

Top 50 Speakers to Connect with at #SMMW19

Nimble - Sales

Entering its seventh year, Social Media Marketing World is among the largest gathering of thousands of marketers and influencers from around the world who travel to San Diego each year to learn business-building ideas. Attending Social Media Marketing World is a must for anyone in the social business space, and is a great environment for […]. The post Top 50 Speakers to Connect with at #SMMW19 appeared first on Nimble Blog. Social Selling

How SEO Backlinks Are Actually Built

SaaS Growth Strategy

For example, I was recently chatting with Mike Baker, Director of Marketing at corporate travel site Mike mentioned that his team had recently hired a market research firm to survey corporate travelers, resulting in Lola’s 2019 State of Corporate Travel Report.

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July Sales Spotlight


When he is not at his desk, Andrew can be found traveling, hiking, and skiing in Vermont or fishing and paddle boarding in Buzzards Bay. Outside of work, Annie loves hiking, going to the beach, traveling and wine tasting.

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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director


Feel free to start your application today or sign up for one-on-one office hours to meet me in person – and stay tuned for more information about where I’ll be traveling to meet companies to join me for the inaugural class of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator.

4 Tips to Sustain Your Sales Kickoff Momentum


In today’s digital age, few people travel anywhere without their GPS. You’re going on a road trip. Do you A. review the maps step-by-step weeks in advance or B. turn on your GPS when you step in the car? The ability to get in-the-moment guidance has become a must-have.

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Navigating subscription in the air


The modern business model is at it again, permeating another sector of travel as Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways launches subscription flight. And this is really a win-win, for both traveler and company. We’re curious to know: What do you think of subscription travel?

A Day in the Life of a VP of Strategic Accounts

Sales Hacker

If I am traveling, I usually take a flight between 6:00am–7:30am. As you can imagine my routine changes with travel. . I typically work remote one day a week and for the other 4 days (if not traveling) I arrive in the office at 8:15. . Thursday: Travel Day.

LaunchPad Success Story: Joshua Pierce, The Diversity Org Founder Gives First


By the time I was 18, I was traveling around the country and making good money with the company.”. Joshua Pierce knows the impact one opportunity or one mentor can have on a young person’s trajectory.

Meet Gunars Grundstoks: Startup Digest Curator in Latvia


I enjoy running, hiking, rock climbing, traveling, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Around 2010, when I traveled in the U.S. Hello Gunars! Could you briefly introduce yourself? I’m the CEO and co-founder of IT House.

Additional Health & Safety Rules for 2020 SaaStr Annual


Finally, our policies for travel from and related to China is clear and has no exceptions: No attendees from Mainland China, without any exceptions. We’ve added a series of additional Health & Safety rules to the 2020 SaaStr Annual. You can review them in more detail here.

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In Celebration of International Women’s Day,We’ve Reserved 500 Tickets for the SaaStr Europa Inclusion Program


This year, in celebration of International Women’s Day , we are launching our SaaStr Europa 2019 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion program. We believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, meeting with, and listening to people with a variety of perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

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SaaSOptics Stories: Meet Mary Chiaffredo


From world travels to unique hobbies, there's a lot you probably don't know about the team. SaaSOptics team members have incredible stories to tell. But one thing is for sure: We're a hard-working, talented and entertaining group to meet, and I'm excited to start telling our stories.

Top 5 Most Innovative Schools in the World

SaaS Metrics

Its importance is underscored when we look at some of the groundbreaking achievements of humanity such as air flight (aviation), space travel and exploration, vaccine development, quantum computing, etc. One of the crucial fabrics of our modern society is education.

Lola’s Mike Volpe on Pricing to Win in Competitive Markets [Podcast]

OpenView Labs

He was part of HubSpot’s founding team, then moved into the world of cybersecurity with Cybereason and is now CEO of, a travel management tool. Mike Volpe is no stranger to competitive markets. In this episode, he explains the relationship between pricing and brand, his perception of freemium and the importance of looking closely at your happiest customers for growth opportunities. ?. Prefer to listen on iTunes? Click here.

SaaStr Europa Didn’t Cannibalize SaaStr Annual (Lesson: You Just Don’t Know)


I.e., would folks “stay home” in Europe and not travel all the way to SF Bay Area? One thing that is interesting at “scale” is you have to be careful about shooting from the hip. You have to start speaking with data.

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Serving the People First Enterprise

Tom Tunguz

They include Ring, Rent the Runway, Glossier, Away Travel, UNTUCKit and Sweetgreen. Last year, I talked wrote 1% of Salesforce’s Revenue Makes a Unicorn.

[Guest Post] 5 Ways Intellectual Property Law Coincides with SEO


It covers many categories including travel, fashion, animals, film and more. When users interact with the World Wide Web, they tend to be rather lenient with their activity online and consider the consequences of their actions a little less.

Scale with fellow founders at SaaSociety


If you are a founder traveling from abroad, SaaSociety provides one more way to experience the beautiful surroundings of São Paulo after SaaStock LatAm. In what can be rightfully deemed the era of the entrepreneur, we often gravitate towards glorifying founders; their successes and lifestyles.

Subscription to save the world


Sustainable travel tour operator Intrepid Travel just launched Offset Earth , a monthly subscription service starting at $6.50, that helps travelers offset their personal emissions and make positive lifestyle changes for the environment via climate initiatives all over the world. And for each subscription, Offset Earth will also plant 12 trees, and Intrepid Travel will match those 12. Yesterday on the show, we brought to light the cruciality of referral marketing.

Vacation, subscribed


Today, we dive deep into subscription travel. A subscription takeover in travel. Now, subscription is running rampant in travel —and Inspirato Founder & CEO Brent Handler predicts the model will spur followers in luxury travel, Skift reports. This summer, Inspirato introduced an all-you-can-travel subscription membership, which Handler dubs the most expensive subscription model on the market.

Verizon, Amazon team to offer 5G edge cloud computing via AWS Wavelength

IT World

What this means is that applications running in that 5G coverage area can send their data to those remote edge data centers for rapid processing, as opposed to traveling across Verizon’s network, to the Internet at large, to AWS, and all the way back down the chain.

Campaign Attribution Models


You have a starting point (the campaign) and a finish (the deal), and it is your attribution model that will reveal how your buyer travelled from point A to point B. Before we dive in, let’s cover the basics: what are campaign attribution models and why are they important ? .

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Subscription60: Wednesday, March 27th


Lola Raises the Travel Bar (+$37M) Users of travel management site Lola. The funding will be used to double Lola's workforce, amp up their tech to make booking and reporting business travel even simpler and cleaner, and continue to disrupt the $1.6 Hello, my pals.

Announcing Totango’s Winter ’20 Release: Jasper


This weather made me change my travel plans and actually today we will be heading to a ski resort in beautiful Jasper, BC. . Though it’s winter and it’s cold but with a lot of sun, it feels great.

10 Tough Lessons We Learned Building a Prenicorn Outside of Silicon Valley from (Video + Transcript)


Be willing to travel. I think it’s that willingness to travel that continues keeping us a head of the curve, continues teaching us how to continue building a great business. Honestly, once you get to a certain size, people are willing to travel to see you.

Reaching Rockstar Admin Status


This provided resources for references for people who were traveling at the time or for those who wanted to look back on them at a later date. “Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.” – Philip Crosby.

SaaStr Crosses 1,000,000 Social Followers. Lessons Learned.


Even though most of our top sessions are right on YouTube , and don’t require any travel time. So at little old team SaaStr, we historically did not really track social followers as a core metric. We’re B2B folks ?? But as SaaStr grew, first we started to build a list.

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Heidi Roizen on meaningful work & relationships


I’m about, you are a fellow traveler in life that I have met and if I can build a relationship with you, out of that will come good things. “The true path to happiness is to have meaningful work and meaningful relationships,” Heidi Rozen says.

The One Best Metric for Your Startup to Maximize

Tom Tunguz

Online travel agents and e-commerce companies minimize conversion funnel duration. It’s not engagement. Engagement, (time-on-site, page views, number of sessions per day) is the wrong concept because it doesn’t apply to most products. The best metric is share of habit.

What’s typical commission for SaaS salesperson? [Really 10%?]


One of your closers may be fond of travelling, another one – sports, the other one would like to attend a professional conference abroad. Asking “what’s the typical commission for SaaS salesperson?” is like asking “how expensive should I price my SaaS product?”

How Dollar Flight Club achieved a 76.5% trial-to-paid conversion rate


At Dollar Flight Club , we help travelers explore the world’s most alluring destinations on a budget. Most users didn’t want to start a free trial because they weren’t planning to travel in the near term. – Happy Travels, Jesse”. Good luck and happy travels!