SaaStr Annual
 
 

SaaStr Annual 2020

march 10-12, 2020 in san jose, california


How SaaStr Annual Came to Be…


2014 The Birth of SaaStr Annual

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Waaay back in 2014, the type of content at SaaStr.com, on Quora, and at our events was still novel. 

Fast forward to today, and there is an amazing amount of B2B-centric content out there, and many others have put together amazing events around the hard-learned lessons of scaling revenue and scaling SaaS companies. But all this was pretty novel back in 2014. No one in the “next generation” had IPO’d yet (Aaron Levie came to the first SaaStr Annual a little more than a week after Box’s IPO), Unicorn rounds were close to unheard of (Atlassian had raised $60m at $400m valuation!!  woah!! everyone couldn’t believe it), and Slack was a cool little app some of us had just fallen in love with.

But we decided it was a good idea, and a few weeks later, planned the first-ever full day, non-vendor SaaS event.


 

2015 Escape Velocity

It was awesome.

With Aaron Levie, Stewart Butterfield, David Sacks (fresh off Yammer’s acquisition for $1b+, which seemed so high at the time), Leyla Seka from Salesforce, David Ulevitch from OpenDNS (who sold to Cisco just a few months later for $800m, which again seemed enormous at the time), and the list went on. . . 

After the first, we knew that doing the big Annual was a non-negotiable.

It would happen every year.

It would get bigger and better.

And we had only scratched the surface on what this gathering could really mean for SaaS.

 

2016 From Impossible to Inevitable

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2017 Scale Together

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2018 Learn and Scale Together

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2019 Where the Cloud Meets

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