It’s nonetheless early — the 2020 SaaStrAnnual.com isn’t till March 10-11-12 within the SF Bay Area — however we are able to already begin seeing a number of the hottest VC periods at Annual.
There will probably be nearly 1,000 (!) VCs at Annual and folk will probably be handing out time period sheets!
A bunch of periods aren’t even up but — for instance, we simply added David Wadwanhi, ex-CEO of Appdynamics, now companion at Greylock — so take these traits with a grain of salt. But at a minimal, these periods are already … hearth!
The Next Iteration of “Software is Eating the World” 2020 with Atrium and Andreessen Horowitz
I suppose it’s not a complete shock this session is so widespread. An replace to the long-lasting Software is Eating the World is hard to move up. But seize your spot quick!
State of the Cloud 2020 with Bessemer Venture Partner
A core piece of SaaStrAnnual.com content material for four years straight, the Cloud staff at BVP is again to share the newest traits in Cloud for 2020 and 2021!
Equality and Unicorns in 2020: Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures and Jason Lemkin of SaaStr
We’re going to do one thing a bit totally different right here, and each atone for the state of Equality in Venture Capital and Cloud, and likewise revisit Aileen’s traditional items in TechCrunch that kicked off the age of the Unicorn. We’ll do a deep dive into the newest metrics on what it takes to construct one thing iconic.
Underserved Markets for SaaS Companies with NextGen Venture Partners, Precursor, Unusual Ventures and Backstage Capital
I’m excited this session is already 60% full. You can completely make a ton of cash investing in The Obvious. Following the very best buyers into the obvious founders. It does work.
But then, the Zooms and Canvas come out of seemingly nowhere and construct decacorns and unicorns.
And you may actually make some huge cash there, too. Beyond the Obvious.
Product Prioritization – How the Best Companies Choose What to Build and When with Menlo Ventures
You can’t do all of it, and figuring our what to construct, and what to place it off is among the most vexxing problem for founders and SaaS execs. I like this session and am glad it’s proving extra widespread than I’d anticipated!
Build your SaaS on Customer Cash – a dialogue on the way to bootstrap, and if or when to make use of Revenue Financing with Timia Capital
Ok this session began as only a smaller workshop however boy, it’s already packed to capability! Venture capital is nice at all, however should you can keep away from the dilution, why wouldn’t you? We’ll ensure that we now have loads of periods on options to enterprise capital.
Sometimes I ponder if of us actually wish to hear about extra “traditional” enterprise matters (e.g., going from A to B). Well – THEY DO!! 🙂
It in all probability additionally helps that is an all-star panel, with OG SaaStr audio system like Stacey Bishop and unbelievable cloud buyers from USVP, Index and Canvas.
Go to this one.
Growing Product and Engineering Orgs from Zero to IPO with Redpoint Ventures and Looker
Ok this a session is a ringer. Combine ever-popular Tomasz Tunguz with Nick Caldwell, CPO of Looker recent off their $2b+ acquisition goes to fill the seats, and it already has. The subject is a superb one. How the heck to scale your product and engineering groups efficiently. Nick has thought of this subject extremely thoughtfully and personally I will probably be at this session to listen to from him.
The Cadence: How to Turn Your SaaS Startup into an Army with David Sacks
If you comply with David Sacks, you understand he is among the prime thinkers in SaaS and Cloud. CEO of Yammer and COO of PayPal, he now runs $500m+ Craft Ventures. Here’s right here to share the way to actually get it carried out.
Avoid the Hypergrowth Quicksand – How to Build a World-Class SaaS Board with Duo Security, NEA and Lead Edge Capital
Ok i’m excited for this one. I heard Lorrie Norrington communicate at Hubspot’s Founders Day at Inbound, and we reached out if she might put collectively a session on the way to construct actually inclusive boards. We’ll hear what she and SaaStr Annual veterans Hilarie Koplow-McAdams and Dug Song must say on this crucial subject.
The Secrets to Not Just Raising Money, But Building a Top-Tier Syndicate with Tribeca Venture Partners, IVP, and NEA
This is one other VC session on a subject that’s tremendous widespread, however I wasn’t positive a ton of parents would go to. I used to be incorrect. This will probably be an inside look from IVP, NEA and Tribeca Venture Partners on how not simply to choose 1 investor, however to construct a perfect syndicate. Dysfunctional syndicates can nearly wreck a start-up. Learn extra.
Fundraising Myths: The Pitfalls of Hype-Driven Fundraising and Other Unsustainable Tactics with Defy Partners
Trae is one in all our favourite OG SaaStr Annual audio system and Defy Ventures is on a tear. She’s again to show us the way to keep away from the hype and construct a sustainable start-up. I’m glad to see it’s trending.
Published on January 25, 2020