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14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life

That Was Now

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14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life
14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life

14 Minutes of SaaS - founder stories on business, tech and life

That Was Now

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Listen to wisdom from the true champions of SaaS. Stephen Cummins interviews founders of hyper-growth SaaS ScaleUps with category leading data for customer success & employee success. Interviews are conducted face to face in Dublin, Lisbon, Berlin, Hong Kong & New Orleans (no remote calls). We examine personal histories, learnings & opinions of the world’s most successful SaaS StartUp entrepreneurs. We cover most of these in each episode; short life history, the WHY, day in the life, personal motivations (many are financially secure), personal attributes leading to success, weaknesses, what makes the current SaaS company special & successful, advice for entrepreneurs, opinion on the future of work & future tech, what they’d do if they walked away, work-life balance, the city they work in, distributed or remote teams v co-located or in-office teams. If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur (or if you are on that road already), join us! #14MoS

Latest Episodes

E61: Martin Henk, Co-founder of Pipedrive. Focus, Validate, Say No!

Martin Henk grew up in a small place in Estonia and ultimately became Co-founder and former CPO (Chief Product Officer) of a certain well known rocket-ship known as PipeDrive. He talks about the importance of product validation as early as possible, and about how entrepreneurs and product builder need to stay focused and clear and avoid distractions. In conversation with Stephen Cummins.

17 MINSEP 6
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E61: Martin Henk, Co-founder of Pipedrive. Focus, Validate, Say No!

E60: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 2 of 2, Nailing a Remote Culture

Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBookMe interviewed by Stephen Cummins. Bridget talks hiring remote first people and when it comes to founders … she says they need to be alive, intentional, patient and prepared to land planes in the dark – over and over again.

13 MINSEP 6
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E60: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 2 of 2, Nailing a Remote Culture

E59: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 1 of 2 – My VC is Viral Cycling

CEO & Co-founder of YouCanBook.me Bridget Harris chatting with Stephen Cummins. She chats about her history and colourful CV – from Covent Garden busker to film and television to a very successful career in politics to serial product creator with her husband and co-founder Keith, to bootstrapping YouCanBook.me - appointment scheduling SaaS

11 MINSEP 6
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E59: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 1 of 2 – My VC is Viral Cycling

E58: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 3 of 3, Ambition

Episode 3 of a 3 part interview with Patrick Campbell, SaaS pricing guru and CEO & Founder of Profitwell, chatting with Stephen Cummins. reveals his ambition in 2 ways. Firstly he opines that the sort of work-life balance delivered to employees by the Basecamp guys is really tough if you want to build a very large company. Secondly he sees VC funding as a tool that he’ll use at some point in the future. #14MoS

13 MINAUG 29
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E58: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 3 of 3, Ambition

E57: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 2 of 3, Last One off the Ship

Patrick Campbell, SaaS pricing guru and CEO & Founder of Profitwell talks – in conversation with Stephen Cummins for 14 Minutes of SaaS. Patrick opens up a lot about his own strengths and weaknesses as a founder CEO, but he puts his mitts up to the world too - saying that most big companies in the business analytics world paint pretty pictures with data, but have failed to evolve into companies that pro-actively surface solutions for customers.

12 MINAUG 29
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E57: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 2 of 3, Last One off the Ship

E56: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 1 of 3, Chasing Hard Targets

Patrick Campbell, SaaS pricing guru and CEO & Founder of Profitwell, in conversation with Stephen Cummins for 14 Minutes of SaaS. When he got tired of working for the intelligence services in the US and learning stuff about the world he’d maybe rather not have found out – he left and eventually set up Profitwell - a SaaS business for other SaaS businesses who value understanding how to improve the financial metrics underpinning their subscription business. #14MoS

14 MINAUG 29
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E56: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 1 of 3, Chasing Hard Targets

E55: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 3 of 3. Lego Rules!

Final episode of this 3 part mini-series with Mark Organ, Exec Chairman & Founder of Influitive (and original founder and former CEO of Eloqua). He tells Stephen Cummins that 'Best Place to Work' awards are a sham. He talks about Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote ‘The medium is the message.’ Today he feels the messenger is the message. Mark reflects on how Lego is the King of advocate marketing and is a prime example of how B2C is always years ahead of B2B

16 MINAUG 29
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E55: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 3 of 3. Lego Rules!

E54: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 2 of 3. Cashflow Obsessed

Influitive and Eloqua founder Mark Organ confesses to Stephen Cummins that he has an obsession with cashflow in the early stages of his startups – and explains why this obsession led to the founding of Influitive. We’ll also find out how many months it took him to learn to speak and understand Mandarin. And what app he used to help make that happen.

13 MINAUG 29
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E54: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 2 of 3. Cashflow Obsessed

E53: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 1 of 3. 4X Humans

Canadian Mark Organ, founder of Influitive and Eloqua in conversation with Stephen Cummins for 14 Minutes of SaaS. Influitive helps companies strategically mobilise advocates within their community. The company has raised $60M USD in its 9 year existence. Before that he was the founding CEO of Eloqua which was subsequently sold for $870M USD to Oracle. Part 1 of 3

14 MINAUG 29
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E53: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 1 of 3. 4X Humans

E52: David Darmanin – Founder & CEO of Hotjar – 2 of 2 – Pragmatism before Passion

Concluding half of a 2 part series. Hotjar CEO David Darmanin tells Stephen Cummins about his passion for building 100% distributed companies, the importance he places on self awareness and building on one’s strengths, and he mentions books that he mandates all new employees to read

13 MINAUG 8
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E52: David Darmanin – Founder & CEO of Hotjar – 2 of 2 – Pragmatism before Passion

Latest Episodes

E61: Martin Henk, Co-founder of Pipedrive. Focus, Validate, Say No!

Martin Henk grew up in a small place in Estonia and ultimately became Co-founder and former CPO (Chief Product Officer) of a certain well known rocket-ship known as PipeDrive. He talks about the importance of product validation as early as possible, and about how entrepreneurs and product builder need to stay focused and clear and avoid distractions. In conversation with Stephen Cummins.

17 MINSEP 6
Comments
E61: Martin Henk, Co-founder of Pipedrive. Focus, Validate, Say No!

E60: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 2 of 2, Nailing a Remote Culture

Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBookMe interviewed by Stephen Cummins. Bridget talks hiring remote first people and when it comes to founders … she says they need to be alive, intentional, patient and prepared to land planes in the dark – over and over again.

13 MINSEP 6
Comments
E60: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 2 of 2, Nailing a Remote Culture

E59: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 1 of 2 – My VC is Viral Cycling

CEO & Co-founder of YouCanBook.me Bridget Harris chatting with Stephen Cummins. She chats about her history and colourful CV – from Covent Garden busker to film and television to a very successful career in politics to serial product creator with her husband and co-founder Keith, to bootstrapping YouCanBook.me - appointment scheduling SaaS

11 MINSEP 6
Comments
E59: Bridget Harris, Co-founder and CEO of YouCanBook.me – 1 of 2 – My VC is Viral Cycling

E58: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 3 of 3, Ambition

Episode 3 of a 3 part interview with Patrick Campbell, SaaS pricing guru and CEO & Founder of Profitwell, chatting with Stephen Cummins. reveals his ambition in 2 ways. Firstly he opines that the sort of work-life balance delivered to employees by the Basecamp guys is really tough if you want to build a very large company. Secondly he sees VC funding as a tool that he’ll use at some point in the future. #14MoS

13 MINAUG 29
Comments
E58: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 3 of 3, Ambition

E57: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 2 of 3, Last One off the Ship

Patrick Campbell, SaaS pricing guru and CEO & Founder of Profitwell talks – in conversation with Stephen Cummins for 14 Minutes of SaaS. Patrick opens up a lot about his own strengths and weaknesses as a founder CEO, but he puts his mitts up to the world too - saying that most big companies in the business analytics world paint pretty pictures with data, but have failed to evolve into companies that pro-actively surface solutions for customers.

12 MINAUG 29
Comments
E57: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 2 of 3, Last One off the Ship

E56: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 1 of 3, Chasing Hard Targets

Patrick Campbell, SaaS pricing guru and CEO & Founder of Profitwell, in conversation with Stephen Cummins for 14 Minutes of SaaS. When he got tired of working for the intelligence services in the US and learning stuff about the world he’d maybe rather not have found out – he left and eventually set up Profitwell - a SaaS business for other SaaS businesses who value understanding how to improve the financial metrics underpinning their subscription business. #14MoS

14 MINAUG 29
Comments
E56: Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO of Profitwell. 1 of 3, Chasing Hard Targets

E55: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 3 of 3. Lego Rules!

Final episode of this 3 part mini-series with Mark Organ, Exec Chairman & Founder of Influitive (and original founder and former CEO of Eloqua). He tells Stephen Cummins that 'Best Place to Work' awards are a sham. He talks about Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote ‘The medium is the message.’ Today he feels the messenger is the message. Mark reflects on how Lego is the King of advocate marketing and is a prime example of how B2C is always years ahead of B2B

16 MINAUG 29
Comments
E55: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 3 of 3. Lego Rules!

E54: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 2 of 3. Cashflow Obsessed

Influitive and Eloqua founder Mark Organ confesses to Stephen Cummins that he has an obsession with cashflow in the early stages of his startups – and explains why this obsession led to the founding of Influitive. We’ll also find out how many months it took him to learn to speak and understand Mandarin. And what app he used to help make that happen.

13 MINAUG 29
Comments
E54: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 2 of 3. Cashflow Obsessed

E53: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 1 of 3. 4X Humans

Canadian Mark Organ, founder of Influitive and Eloqua in conversation with Stephen Cummins for 14 Minutes of SaaS. Influitive helps companies strategically mobilise advocates within their community. The company has raised $60M USD in its 9 year existence. Before that he was the founding CEO of Eloqua which was subsequently sold for $870M USD to Oracle. Part 1 of 3

14 MINAUG 29
Comments
E53: Mark Organ, Founder of Influitive and Eloqua. 1 of 3. 4X Humans

E52: David Darmanin – Founder & CEO of Hotjar – 2 of 2 – Pragmatism before Passion

Concluding half of a 2 part series. Hotjar CEO David Darmanin tells Stephen Cummins about his passion for building 100% distributed companies, the importance he places on self awareness and building on one’s strengths, and he mentions books that he mandates all new employees to read

13 MINAUG 8
Comments
E52: David Darmanin – Founder & CEO of Hotjar – 2 of 2 – Pragmatism before Passion