The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship

Paras Chopra is the founder & CEO of Wingify, which makes Visual Website Optimizer, a market leading A/B split testing tool. Paras launched and bootstrapped Visual Website Optimizer as a one-man  software company in 2010 and within 2 years had over 1000 paying customers.  Currently, Visual Website Optimizer is driving over $8M in annual revenue.

Direct download: 016_Paras_Chopra_-_Wingify.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Adam Schoenfeld is the co-founder & CEO of Simply Measured, a leading social media analytics and measurement platform used by brands such as Samsung, Microsoft, American Express and Pepsi to name a few. Adam founded Simply Measured in 2010 along with his co-founders Aviel Ginzburg and Damon Cortesi. The company now has over 150 employees and to date has raised $29 million in venture capital funding.

Direct download: 015_Adam_Schoenfeld_-_Simply_Measured.mp3
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Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, an internet video hosting and analytics company that enables marketers to track and analyze web video viewers. Chris and his co-founder Brendan founded Wistia in 2006. In 2009 they were finalists in BusinessWeek’s 25 Most Promising US entrepreneurs under the age of 25.

Direct download: 014_Chris_Savage_-_Wistia.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:53pm PDT

Kirk Simpson is the co-founder and CEO of Wave, an integrated online solution designed for small businesses to manage their financial life. Wave has signed up well over 1,000,0000 users and currently serves customers in more than 200 countries around the world. And to date, Wave has raised over $25 million in VC funding.

Direct download: 013_Kirk_Simpson_-_Wave_Accounting.mp3
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Melanie Perkins is the 27 year old co-founder and CEO of Canva, an online design platform which makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, by bringing together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than a million stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts. Melanie founded Canva in 2012 and to date has raised over $6M in VC funding.

Direct download: 012_Melanie_Perkins_-_Canva.mp3
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Gary Swart is a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners, an 18-year old venture capital firm. Gary is also the former CEO of Odesk, the world’s largest online workplace with over 1 million clients and 5 million freelancers. He joined the company as its CEO in 2005 and has guided the company to industry leadership and through their recent merger with Elance.

Direct download: 011_Gary_Swart_-_Polaris_Odesk.mp3
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Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike, a provider of social project management and collaboration software that helps co-located and distributed teams to get things done together in real time. Andrew founded the company in 2006 and to date has raised more than $11M in funding.


Direct download: 010_Andrew_Filev_-_Wrike.mp3
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Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a startup which enables creatives (such as writers, designers and musicians) to sell their products directly to their audience. Sahil founded Gumroad in 2011 and to date has raised more $8 million in funding.

Direct download: 009_Sahil_Lavingia_-_Gumroad.mp3
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Peldi Guilizzoni is the founder of Balsamiq Studios, which makes Balsamiq Mockups a tool for creating quick and intuitive user interface mockups. Peldi launched Balsamiq as a one-man software company in 2008 and within 18 months, Balsamiq reached $2 million in revenue. Balsamiq is on track this year to hit $6 million in revenue.

Direct download: 008_Peldi_Guilizzoni_-_Balsamiq.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT