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

Jesse is the founder of “You Need a Budget”, a software product that helps you with your personal budgeting. Jesse is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) turned software entrepreneur. He founded YNAB in 2004 and has successfully grown it into a multi-million dollar business with tens of thousands of users from all over the world.

Direct download: 020_Jesse_Mecham_-_YNAB.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Matt Mickiewicz is the co-founder and CEO of Hired, a two-sided marketplace that matches high quality technology talent with the right job opportunities. Previously, Matt co-founded 99Designs, the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic designs. He also co-founded Flippa.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps. And if that wasn’t enough, Matt also co-founded SitePoint.com as a teenager and grew it into a profitable multi million dollar company without any venture capital or outside funding. And in 2011, Forbes nominated Matt to the "30 under 30" list.

Direct download: 019_Matt_Mickiewicz_-_Hired.mp3
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Brecht Palombo is the founder of Distressed Pro, the home of BankProspector, a SaaS application that  provides access to real time updates for real-estate financials from some 14,000 banks and credit unions. He founded this business in 2009 and today has built a 6-figure business which he runs from on the road while travelling full-time with his wife and kids.

Direct download: 018_Brecht_Palombo_-_Distressed_Pro.mp3
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Josh Ledgard is the co-founder of Kickoff Labs, a lead generation platform which provides easy to setup landing pages, combined with lead capture forms and email marketing to help you grow your customers. Josh and his co-founder Scott, launched Kickoff Labs in 2011 and since then have helped their customers generate over 3 million leads.

Direct download: 017_Josh_Ledgard_-_Kickoff_Labs.mp3
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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
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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
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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
Category:business -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT