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Opening Remarks of SaaStr Annual 2019 w/Jason Lemkin, Amelia Ibarra & Deborah Findling

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The opening remarks from the 2019 SaaStr Annual event in San Jose, CA.

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Opening Remarks of SaaStr Annual 2019 w/Jason Lemkin, Amelia Ibarra & Deborah Findling

  1. 1. WHERE THE CLOUD MEETS JASON LEMKIN Co-Founder & CEO SaaStr @jasonlk DEBORAH FINDLING Head of Content SaaStr @dfindles AMELIA IBARRA Director of Marketing SaaStr @miadia
  2. 2. Thank You for Coming!! Get Excited!!
  3. 3. 4000+ Flew in from 96+ Countries So a BIG Thank You to Whomever Reopened the Government!!!
  4. 4. Lessons -> Mentoring at Scale New Friends -> New + Old Reunion, Partnerships Top VC / Fundraising Connections for Whole Year Event -> Your SaaS Home for 1 Week a Year 1 Week A Year … 5 Years In, Time For SaaStr 2.0
  5. 5. Annual in Brief: Mentorship Braindates 1:1 and 1:4 Mentoring — Tu W Th Brella (Meet-a-Friend) - Tu W Th Plato Engineering/Product - Wed Founder Confidential - Th VC Insider Presos - Th
  6. 6. Annual in Brief: Parties & Networking Very Happy Hours in Expo Hall — Tu W Th SaaStr Nights! - Tu Night at The Museum - Wed Last Call (in SJCC) - Th
  7. 7. Annual in Brief: Sessions New!! Q+As in SaaStr Square Park Check Digital Signage for Sessions With Space Pace Yourself! Most Everything Recorded, Sent To You
  8. 8. 2019 Tagline: Where The Cloud Meets 2019 is About: Generational Companies. Equality.
  9. 9. Generational Companies 308+ Unicorns in 2019 (CB Insights) 100+ Cloud Unicorns 49 At Annual (vs 2 in 2015)
  10. 10. 2nicorns
  11. 11. 49icorns
  12. 12. But who cares about Unicorns (anymore) What really matters is …
  13. 13. Generational Companies $1,000,000,000+ in ARR
  14. 14. Equality. Our Learnings + New Learnings! :)
  15. 15. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations 2019 Attendees: 96 Countries 52% Speakers Women 67% Speakers Gender/Multiculturally Diverse Attendees: 6% from 18-24 + 5% from 56-75+ 150+ from New Zealand! Go Kiwis! Attendees from UAE, Taiwan, Poland, Lithuania, Israel, Bahrain, Columbia, Argentina, Jordan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uruguay, China,
  16. 16. 2019 Speakers: 52% women 68% VC sessions women 67% women + multicultural but … ~6% latinx, LBGTQ+, black (not good enough) 2019 Attendees: 26% women (list: 18%) 42% “diverse”** 1,032 EID attendees (’18 was 416) - start early
  17. 17. The Goals We Set, and Prioritized, We Met The Goals We Merely Hoped For, We Didn’t
  18. 18. Getting Real, Impactful Help was … Hard Thank You: KPCB, PagerDuty, Mixmax & Gainsight
  19. 19. In the end, with a team of 8 … here is how (and what) we did EID Program: 403 ’18 (cost: $115,000) EID Program: 1,032 ’19 (cost: $705,000) Add 2,000+ More Women + Underrepresented ’20 Want To Help? equality@saastrinc.com
  20. 20. Molly Ford Sr Director, Global Equality Programs Salesforce “How We Did It: Gender Equality, Equal Pay, and Racial Equality at Salesforce” 16 (Of Many) Sessions We Are Particularly Excited About Leyla Seka EVP Salesforce “How We Did It: Gender Equality, Equal Pay, and Racial Equality at Salesforce” Heidi Jannenga Co-Founder & President WebPT “The 3 Women Who Founded & Funded 12,000 Customers” Jeff Lawson CEO Twilio “Being An Ethical Leader” with Anil Dash
  21. 21. Sallie Krawcheck CEO Ellevest “Building Mission- Driven Companies” + Networking Lunch Jessie Haines Director, Engineering Tile “Building a Diverse and Inclusive Dev Team” 16 (Of Many) Sessions We Are Particularly Excited About Stephanie Lampkin Founder & CEO Blender “How to Make Progress in Diversity” Rachel Williams Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion StubHub “How to Make Progress in Diversity”
  22. 22. Jennifer Lawrence VP, Inside Sales Duo Security “The Secrets to Building a World-Class $2.3 Billion Inside Sales Team” Nicole Alvino CEO SocialChorus “All My Bosses Went to Jail. What I Learned About Corporate Ethics from Enron.” Claire Hughes Johnson COO Stripe “Avoiding Trapdoor Decisions” Elisa Steele CEO Namely “How to Win the Talent Wars” 16 (Of Many) Sessions We Are Particularly Excited About
  23. 23. Tara Bryant CRO Pipedrive “Addressing the Ugly Side of Growth” Jennifer Tejada CEO PagerDuty “Founder Confidential” + 2nd Annual Inclusion Awards Yamini Rangan CCO Dropbox “5 Myths That Stop SaaS Companies” Sandy Carter VP, AWS “Success at Scale” 16 (Of Many) Sessions We Are Particularly Excited About
  24. 24. Have Fun!! check mobile app for last minute additions #saastrannual19

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