It's time for a SaaStr Social in New York -- at NYC's leading Enterprise Growth Accelerator, Work-Bench!
Drinks will be provided at 7:15pm, but first, there will be a discussion at 6:15pm on one of the key topics SaaS founders don't always get right -- when and how to hire a great VP of Product, how the hire can truly accelerate your business, and what to expect.
Together with Jason M. Lemkin we'll have a founder combo from one of New York's rising SaaS star start-ups, Greenhouse.io.
Dan Chait, CEO and co-founder and Jon Stross, Chief of Product and co-founder, will do an unscripted Q&A with Jason on what to expect from a VP of Product, how to make the hire right, and how a CEO and a VP Product can work together to accelerate things post-initial traction.
Drinks & Networking 7:15-9:00pm
Dan Chait and Jon Stross:
Prior to Greenhouse, Dan co-founded Lab49, building advanced solutions for the world's leading investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges. Jon headed product development at leading B2B and B2C companies, including enterprise software leader Merced Systems (acquired for $200m by NICE) and top 200 website and category leader BabyCenter.com.
Interestingly, Dan is an engineer by training -- but Jon is not. A topic we'll also dig into.
Jason is a Managing Director at Storm Ventures. Storm has been the first or very early investor in many leading enterprise/SaaS start-ups, including his own EchoSign (acquired by Adobe), Marketo, MobileIron, Appcelerator, Sandforce, Guidespark, Pipedrive, Algolia search-as-a-service, and more.
Jason has co-founded two successful start-ups selling to the enterprise. Most recently, he served as CEO and co-founder of EchoSign, the web’s most popular electronic signature service, from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc. He is author of SaaStr.com, the largest web community of SaaS founders and entrepreneurs, with over 750k views per month and 4 million views on Quora.