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SaaS Pirates

By Mike Slaats
Actionable learnings and growth strategies from both starting and successful leading SaaS companies. Short and to-the-point with interviews with founders, product managers, marketing, and customer success folks. Join our awesome FB group to stay connected: www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates/
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Building and Selling a SaaS - Arvid Kahl of PermanentLink

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Co-Founders dropped out of school to work on their product - David of Hotglue
David is the founder of Hotglue, and today, he’ll be sharing the story of how he and his co-founder, as two college sophomores, dropped out of school to work full-time on our product. NEW! Check out Mike's new podcast: https://foundermornings.com Favorites: Brands: Zapier Person: Justin Kahn Software: Spark Books: Lean B2B (https://amzn.to/31hCDvk) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATES').
17:01
December 1, 2021
$10,000,000 ARR Bootstrapped in 2,5 years - Guillaume of Lemlist
Guillaume is the Founder of Lemlist, and in this episode he’ll be sharing the story of how he and two co-founders grew Lemlist into 10 million dollars ARR in just 2,5 years. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Webflow Person: Russell Brunson Software: Notion, Slack. Books: Lost and Founder (https://amzn.to/2ZQvn9g) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATES').
19:06
November 2, 2021
$17,000 MRR bootstrapped SaaS with Mike Slaats (yours truly!)
You've asked for it, so here it is. An interview with yours truly on how I built and scaled my SaaS business Upvoty into $17,000 MRR today. The interview was initially recorded for the Indie Bites podcast (https://indiebites.co/) So this is an interview with me, Mike Slaats, the founder of Upvoty and host of SaaS Pirates. Favorites: Book: Intercom on Starting Up (https://amzn.to/3BoOchq) Person: Arvid Kahl Podcast: Indie Bites! FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATES').
15:41
October 14, 2021
This Ad Strategy resulted in 3x Growth - Iris of Oribi
Iris is the founder of Oribi, a unique marketing analytics tool that captures every single event visitors perform on your website, all without using code. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Fullstory Person: Dave Gerhardt (Drift) Software: Fullstory, Slack Books: Shoe dog (https://amzn.to/3hkZVWa) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATES').
17:28
October 1, 2021
How to thrive in a highly competitive market with Jeroen from Salesflare
Jeroen Corthout, he is the co-founder & CEO of Salesflare, a simple yet powerful CRM for small businesses selling B2B. In today’s episode we’ll learn how to gain market share in a highly competitive market and how they grew to over 2,000 customers. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Zapier Software: Hubspot Books: Shoe dog (https://amzn.to/3hkZVWa) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
18:17
September 10, 2021
$12,000,000 ARR helping sellers succeed on Amazon - Troy of Seller.tools
Troy is the co-founder of Seller.tools, a full suite of tools leveraging Amazon data to take your business to new heights. In this episode, we’ll learn why Speed and execution are important and how Seller.tools scaled to 12,000 dollars MRR. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Sponsor: Oribi - Google Analytics alternative to get better insights (20% off via https://oribi.io/saaspirates) Favorites: Brands: Notion, Gusto Software: Jira, Asana, Notion Person: Nathan Latka Books: Rework (https://amzn.to/3sI4wpz) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
20:43
August 27, 2021
$1.4 million ARR with a team of 8 - Thomas Evans of EmailOctopus
Thomas Evans is the founder of EmailOctopus, which is awesome email marketing software to help you get your message out to your customers. I this episode, we’re talking about how EmailOctopus is competing in a highly competitive market and how they managed to scale to 1.4 million dollars ARR. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Sponsor: Oribi - Google Analytics alternative to get better insights (20% off via https://oribi.io/saaspirates) Favorites: Brands: Squarespace Software: Zapier, Helpscout, Slack Books: Rework (https://amzn.to/3sI4wpz) Person: Peter Levels FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
16:07
July 21, 2021
$4,000,000 ARR Data Software - Peter of Databox
Peter is the CEO of Databox, software that pulls all your data into one place, so you can track performance and discover insights in real-time. In this episode, we’ll talk about the founding story of databox, how they’re working remotely, and how they grew to an amazing ARR of over 4 million dollars. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Sponsor: Synder (https://synder.com/?utm_source=pr&utm_medium=mikesaas&utm_campaign=07.14.2021) Favorites: Brands: Hubspot Software: Upvoty, Intercom, Hubspot Books: Traction (https://amzn.to/3kfdjNJ) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
18:04
July 14, 2021
150k MRR Strategies of User.com with CCO Mike Korba
Mike Korba is the CCO at User.com, a Marketing Automation platform that helps online SaaS businesses turn visitors into happy customers. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Figma Software: ClickUp, Figma Books: The Hard Thing About Hard Things (https://amzn.to/3AcPiwx) Person: Patrick Campbell (Profitwell), Natalie Luneva FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
16:11
July 1, 2021
13,000 users within 1 year after launching his journaling app - Dave of Reflection.app
Dave is the founder of Reflection.app, the only digital journal that guides your personal growth each month.. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Stripe Software: Upvoty (user feedback), Slack, Klaviyo Books: Anything you want (https://amzn.to/2TI0Ozh) Person: Sahil (Gumroad), Jason Fried FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
11:03
June 18, 2021
How to Build a Successful Side Project - Rick of SiteGuru
Rick is the founder of SiteGuru a full site audit that gives you a prioritized SEO report so you can work on an actionable list of search engine optimisations. He shares his story on how he build this side project while still working on another job. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Stripe Software: Smartlook Books: Getting real (https://amzn.to/34ZlRQ6) Person: Julian Shapiro FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
13:54
June 8, 2021
Building a $2,000,000 ARR Podcast Software Company - Josh of Zencastr
Josh is the founder of Zencastr, which is amazing software to record your podcast (we ourselves record the SaaS Pirates Podcast in Zencastr as well!). Zencastr was the first Podcast Recording Software in the space and they managed to scale it to $2,000,000 MRR already. Listen and learn from its founder in this episode. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Baremetrics Software: Intercom, Baremetrics Books: Traction (https://amzn.to/3p6Ak6d) Person: Josh Pigford FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
16:35
May 27, 2021
Smart SEO Strategy results in 700 Monthly Trial Users with Victor of Webautomation.io
Victor is the founder of Webautomation.io, which is software to Extract Data instantly from any website in seconds without coding, to basically turn any Website into a Spreadsheet or API. 15% discount we offer https://webautomation.io/28/saaspirates/. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Calendly Books: Zero to One (https://amzn.to/3uGdyUF) Person: Jason Lemkin (SaaStr) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
14:16
May 12, 2021
$200,000 MRR Shopify App with Ruth from ReConvert
Ruth is the co-founder of ReConvert, a Shopify app to easily build thank you pages that convert. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Shopify Tools: Slack, Zoom Books: Atomic Habits (https://amzn.to/3nWxhfZ) Person: Noah Kagan (AppSumo) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
09:08
May 7, 2021
How this Cloud platform is growing 10% every month - Helen of Hostman
Helen is the Marketing manager at Hostman, a cloud platform that deploys and scales your web apps and websites. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brand: Miro. Tools: Zoom. Book: When Coffee and Kale Compete (https://amzn.to/3sSQJLG) Person: Dharmesh Shah (Founder and CTO of HubSpot). FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
10:44
April 28, 2021
This Software Engineer built a Github automation tool of $150k ARR - Julian of Mergify
Julien Danjou is the founder of Mergify, a tool that makes your code merge faster by automating your pull requests that is doing around $150,000 ARR. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brand: Stripe. Tools: Datadog. Slack. Book: Traction (https://amzn.to/2RyluIJ). Person: Nathan Barry. FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
18:39
April 15, 2021
$30,000 MRR Wordpress Platform with Michael from BionicWP
Michael Borgelt is the founder and CEO of BionicWP, the WordPress platform for freelancers, businesses, and agencies for combining all of your favorite tools into one. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Front, Intercom. Tools: Front, Slack, Integromat. Books: Product-Led Growth (https://amzn.to/3ryOQ61) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Mike: https://twitter.com/mikedotsaas/ & https://instagram.com/mikedotsaas/ [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
13:40
March 31, 2021
$5,000 MRR Transcription Software with Kateryna of Audext
Kateryna is the founder of Audext, an automatic transcription software to convert your audio files to text. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Ahrefs Tools: Slack, Evernote, Fastspring. FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
10:08
March 19, 2021
How Crisp grows in a competitive market with CMO Antoine
Antoine “Anthony” Goret is the CMO of Crisp, an all-in-one multichannel messaging platform that connects companies & customers. In a highly competitive market, they are rapidly growing. In today’s episode, we learn more about the marketing behind Crisp and Antoine shares how doing demos is key to onboarding new customers. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Drift Tools: Crisp, HREFS, Slack. Books: Nir Eyal (https://amzn.to/3rsnboh and https://amzn.to/3t1ylRo) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
13:30
March 8, 2021
How to Launch a Profitable Shopify App with Alex of PickyStory
Alex Green is the co-founder and CEO of PickyStory, a Shopify tool that can help you quickly upsell with bundles from your product pages. They launched their Shopify app in beta to learn from users and once they launched, they were profitable within months with an MRR of multiple thousands of dollars. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: HubSpot Books: Purple Cow (https://amzn.to/3bbcpgw) Person: Seth Godin FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
13:59
March 3, 2021
5-Figures MRR within 1 year with Danny of ICwhatUC
When Danny's furnace broke, it took 30 hours for the technician to come to his house, but only 30 seconds to fix it. He immediately thought this could be done more efficient. Out of his own frustrations he built ICwhatUC, a customer self-service support tool that uses augmented video to simplify customer-driven, in-home services. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Slack Books: The Advantage (https://amzn.to/3bF4kQ1), The Entrepreneurial Revolution (https://amzn.to/3dLUy19) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
24:06
February 26, 2021
7-Figures ARR with Thibaud of Loomly
Thibaud is the co-founder of Loomly, which he founded with his spouse. Loomly provides marketing teams with all the tools, workflows and insights they need to build a successful brand online. They are growing 100% year-over-year and are hitting 7-figures ARR with their SaaS. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Shopify Books: How to win friends and influence people (https://amzn.to/3pnUlDB) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
17:15
February 16, 2021
Founding story of analytics SaaS platform Splitbee with Tobias Lins
Tobias Lins is the FOUNDER of Splitbee, a friendly all-in-one analytics & conversion platform that helps to grow your SaaS. As always, we would like to hear more of the founding story and the strategies that accelerated their growth success. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: CloudFlare Books: Refactoring UI (https://refactoringui.com/) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
11:56
February 3, 2021
How to Build a SaaS Service to help SaaS startups grow - Jim of xFusion
Jim Coleman is the co-founder of xFusion, a tool that provides startups the customer support they need in order to grow their business. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Zapier, Basecamp Persons: Dan Martell Books: Good to great (https://amzn.to/3iZN5MQ), 7 habits of highly effective people (https://amzn.to/3oCynMZ). FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
18:18
January 29, 2021
$10,000 MRR Google Analytics Alternative - Marko from Plausible.io
Marko Saric is the co-founder of Plausible.io, a lightweight and open-source website analytics tool what they call a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Basecamp Persons: Rand Fishkin Books: This is Marketing (https://amzn.to/3o7N0Y8), Rework (https://amzn.to/3sI4wpz) FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
20:50
January 22, 2021
Narrow down your ICP by Product Marketing Manager Dhanraj - Wotnot
Dhanraj is the Product Marketing Manager at Wotnot, a chatbot to help businesses generate qualified leads and scale their support. His biggest lesson learned: “Narrow down your ICP (ideal customer profile) as much as you can”. In this episode, you’ll hear his point of view. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Gong.io Persons: Jason Fried Books: Hooked by Nir Eyal (https://amzn.to/3nRUVbR), Never Split the Difference (https://amzn.to/3oW5Cf5) Tools and Apps: Reddit, Slack FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
17:07
January 18, 2021
Building and scaling a to-do list app - Nicolas Vandenberghe of KosmoTime
Nicolas Vandenberghe is the CEO of Chili Piper and the founder of productivity tool KosmoTime, which he recently launched in August of 2020 on Product Hunt. He describes KosmoTime as a To Do List with Super Powers. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Slack, Figma Persons: David Cancel (Drift) Books: Essays by Paul Graham Tools and Apps: Slack, Google Docs FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
24:41
January 6, 2021
Building a successful WooCommerce platform - Jessica Risch of Woosa
Jessica is the founder of Woosa, a platform where you can get the most popular WooCommerce plugins for your Wordpress e-commerce website such as plugins for Amazon, Zalando, and eBay. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Heineken Persons: Reed Hastings from Netflix, Daniel Ek from Spotify Books: Think and Grow Rich (https://amzn.to/3nv8O0f) Tools and Apps: Slack, Jira, Zendesk FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
17:51
December 17, 2020
SaaS Pivot into a Podcast audio generator - Anan from Listnr
Anan is the founder of Listnr, a tool to create your own podcast based on a blog post or text with translations to over more than 18 languages. He pivoted from a “Spotify for News” app and today he shares his journey. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Slack, Baremetrics Persons: Arvid Kahl Books: The Art of War (https://amzn.to/3gokoHW) Tools and Apps: Notion, Slack, Scribd, Github FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
14:52
December 11, 2020
Building and Selling a SaaS - Arvid Kahl of PermanentLink
Arvid Kahl is the author of Zero to Sold and founder of FeedbackPanda, which he recently sold. This year, he started a new SaaS company called PermanentLink and he is also writing his second book Audience First in public. He’s sharing his lessons in building, scaling, and selling his SaaS and also how he self-published and sold his first book with the help of Gumroad. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Transistor.fm, Basecamp Persons: Justin Jackson, Rob Walling, Tyler Tringas Books: The 4-hour workweek (https://amzn.to/2K3EpaM), E-myth (https://amzn.to/2VRjCKf), Built to Sell (https://amzn.to/2VPIWQE) Tools & Apps: Twitter FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
34:13
December 9, 2020
Building a successful tool for the developer community - Kilian of Polypane
Kilian Valkhof is the founder of Polypane, a browser for developing responsive & accessible websites. In this episode, he talks about creating a tool for the developer community, copycats, and his biggest lessons learned. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brands: Webflow, InVision, Intercom, Makerlog, Prototypr, Stark, AppSignal. Persons: Rob Walling, Patrick McKenzie (patio11). Books: Starting and Sustaining, Don't Just Roll the Dice (https://amzn.to/2Jw87VT), The Entrepreneur's Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together (https://amzn.to/3qpat9B). Tools: Trello, Toggl, Github Apps: Twitter FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
18:27
December 7, 2020
$50,000 MRR and initial growth with AppSumo - Rachit of Stackby
Rachit is the founder of Stackby, a tool that gives you the building blocks - such as spreadsheets, databases and APIs - in an all-in-one flexible platform to plan, manage and automate your work. They are at $50,000 MRR and the initial growth came from AppSumo. He shares his valuable lessons in this episode. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brand: Intercom, Hubspot Person: Nathan Latka, Dan Martell Book: Zero to One (https://amzn.to/3g3ga8j) Tools: Slack, Zoom Apps: Techcrunch FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
15:54
December 3, 2020
$15,000 MRR Scraping Software with Pierre de Wulf of ScrapingBee
Pierre de Wulf is the founder of ScrapingBee, which is an API for scraping the web by handling headless browsers and rotating proxies. They’re currently at $15,000 dollars MRR. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brand: Lemlist Person: Arvid Kahl, Nathan Latka Tools: Todoist, Notion, Slack, Spark email, Datadog FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
23:46
November 27, 2020
Research your target audience before you launch by Dennis Smink of Ploi.io
Dennis Smink is the founder of Ploi.io, which is software that makes it easy to manage your own servers and sites with any server provider. As always, we would like to hear more of the founding story and the strategies that accelerated their growth success. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Favorites: Brand: Upvoty Tools: PHPstorm, Crisp, Discord, Upvoty FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
11:04
November 25, 2020
$11,000 MRR Growth Strategy by Yannick Veys of Hypefury
Yannick Veys is the co-founder of HypeFury, a tool to grow and monetize your Twitter audience. They grew from an MRR of just $5 thousand dollars into currently $11,000 dollars in just a couple of months. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing!  Favorites: Brand: Baremetrics Person: Arvid Kahl Book: Atomic Habits (https://amzn.to/2Vw2No0) Tools: Todoist, XMind, Twist, Ahrefs FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas [DISCOUNT OFFER] User feedback tool: https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE').
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November 23, 2020
Introduction to SaaS Pirates
Hey Hey! Welcome to the SaaS Pirates podcast. In this show, we keep it short and to-the-point to discover the real value behind the growth or strategy of the SaaS businesses that join us. We want to learn what worked for them, what resources and tools they recommend, and of course, we want to be inspired by their stories. Subscribe and you won't miss a thing! Need a great feedback tool? https://upvoty.com (10% off with code 'PIRATE'). Come join our awesome FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaspirates. Follow Mike: https://twitter.com/mikeslaats/, https://instagram.com/mikeslaats, vlog https://youtube.com/mikedotsaas.
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November 16, 2020