The SaaS Podcast on ConversionAid - SaaS Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship (business)

Stuart Crane is an entrepreneur and advisor. His previous company, Definitive Homecare Solutions, provided a software product for the home infusion pharmacy industry called CPR+. He and his co-founder started the business with just $400 and went on to sell it for $43 million. But this wasn't an overnight success story. It took them 20 years to build that business. And they had two failed attempts trying to sell the company before they were successful. We're going to talk about the successes, failures and challenges of that 20 year journey and the lessons learned to help inspire you to keep going with your startup...

Direct download: 102-Stuart-Crane-TV-Talk-Network.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 7:12pm PST

Conrad Egusa is the founder and CEO of Publicize, a startup that’s aiming to change the way companies approach PR. As opposed to PR companies that charge $10,000 a month, Publicize provides a month-to-month solution starting from $399 a month. Conrad has been featured in publications such as The Financial Times, Bloomberg and TechCrunch. Hes also a global mentor at 500 Startups and Founder Institute.

Direct download: 099-Conrad-Egusa-Publicize.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Tom Leung is the co-founder and CEO of Anthology, a Seattle-based startup that was formerly known as Poachable. Anthology enables employed tech professionals to explore new career opportunities anonymously. Tom and his co-founder originally launched a startup called Yabbly, a consumer to consumer advice site. When that business didn’t get traction, the team pivoted 8 times to launch Poachable which was later renamed to Anthology. The company has raised around $1.8 million to date and its investors include Vulcan Ventures. And companies recruiting through Anthology include Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Dropbox, Facebook and around 100 venture-backed startups.

Direct download: 098-Tom-Leung-Anthology.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Diego Oppenheimer is the co-founder and CEO of Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that created an online marketplace that connects academics building powerful algorithms with app developers who can put them to use. The company was founded in 2013 and to date has raised almost $2.5 million in funding.

Direct download: Diego-Oppenheimer-Algorithmia-2.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

George Palmer is the founder of SendOwl, a platform that makes it easy to sell digital products online. He founded the company as a side-project in 2011 while he was still working as a Ruby on Rails freelancer. And within 2 years was able to start working on it full-time. He spent less than $50 to start the business and has bootstrapped it from day one. Today SendOwl has 4 full-time employees and is profitable.

Direct download: 096-George-Palmer-SendOwl.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:37pm PST

Vincent Cassar is the founder of Keeping.com, a Gmail extension that adds helpdesk functionality into any Gmail or Google Apps account. It allows you and your team to manage your customer support right from your mailbox instead of using an external helpdesk app.

Now this person first came on my radar, when I came across a free online resource that he'd created called The Growth Hacking Experiment. Basically, he has taken all the growth hacks that they've tried with their startup and documented both the process and results they achieved with each growth hack.

In this episode, we share 3 surprisingly simple growth hacks that you've probably already tried before. But if you didn't get the results you were hoping for, then listen to this episode to learn how to 'hack' those growth hacks.

Direct download: 095-Vincent-Cassar-Keeping.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Mike Muhney is the co-founder and CEO of VIPOrbit Software, a company focused on building great contact management products. Their flagship product, Vipor CRM is available on iOS & Mac platforms. The company was founded in 2010 and to date has raised over $4 million in funding.


In 1986, Mike co-founded a software business that eventually failed. And with only $15,000 remaining from an angel investment of $100,000, they had to come up with another idea or close down the business. The idea they came up with was ACT! Contact Management Software, which they eventually sold for $47 million.

Direct download: 094-Mike-Muhney-VIPOrbit.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Robert Coorey is an author, marketer and reality TV pilot host. He's the author of the book Feed a Starving Crowd which features more than 200 marketing strategies to help you find hungry customers.

The Huffington Post called him one of the most influential online marketers across the globe & Startup Australia named him as one of Australia's top 50 entrepreneurs.

In this episode, we're going to learn what exactly a starving customer is, how you can go about finding them for your business and some practical and actionable advice you can start implementing right away to help you grow your business.

Direct download: 093-Robert-Coorey-Feed-a-Starving-Crowd.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 6:55pm PST

Nick Kellet is the co-founder of Listly, a product that helps bloggers & publishers engage their ready with continuously evolving lists. According to Listly, 30% of all content on the web is built around lists. But these lists can quickly get stale and don’t do much to engage the audience. So Listly, allows bloggers, content marketers and publishers to create interactive lists which they can embed on their own site or syndicate across other sites. In 1999, Nick sold his software product called AnswerSets to Business Objects for over $8 million. A few years later, he came up with the idea for a board game while talking to his daughter. Without knowing anything about the toys & games business, he jumped into the deep and launched a new board game which has won multiple awards and sold almost 100,000 copies worldwide.

Direct download: 092-Nick-Kellet-Listly.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Adam Dicker is a serial entrepreneur and former VP of GoDaddy. He's a prolific domainer with a portfolio of over 30,000 domains. He's sold many of them for 7 figures and one for 8 figures! He own a number of online businesses, including DNForum, the most popular domain name forum on the internet, with over 500,000 members.

Direct download: 091-Adam-Dicker-DNForum.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:00pm PST