The inaugural SaaStock event took place in Dublin today. For a first time event, it was extremely high quality. Great speakers from both sides of the Atlantic sharing deep, actionable insights on succeeding in SaaS.
I gave a talk on achieving meaningful SaaS exits. I looked at actual data on SaaS exits then moved on to general tips for generating meaningful exits no matter where your business is.
In a couple of weeks I’ll be crossing the Atlantic to speak about SaaS exits at the inaugural SaaStock event in Dublin, Ireland. This promises to be an amazing event. Here’s why:
The people: The event is 100% focused on SaaS operators, investors and advisors. It’s super-focused. If you’re running a SaaS business, everyone you would ever want to speak with will be there.
The speakers: For an inaugural event, I’m blown away by the speakers. Over 40 great people from both sides of the Atlantic are involved. Some of the best SaaS investors and most accomplished SaaS operators will be sharing their insights. Continue reading Why you need to goto SaaStock
When I am talking with SaaS founders the discussion frequently turns to the pros and cons of asking customers to prepay their subscription annually. Often the decision to do this is driven by a desire to improve conversion rates. I think this is mistaken.
As expected given the time of year, August was a slow month for IT exits in Canada with 5 deals closed (3 last month). However, an additional 5 deals were announced in the month (but not closed yet) including BCE’s purchase of Q9 Networks for $ 491M USD. So, perhaps that’s a good sign as we all get back to work.