The definitive guide of SaaS Podcasts in 2020

The definitive guide of SaaS Podcasts in 2020

Specialists are saying that 2019 was the podcast year, and those who weren’t on this medium will need to hustle up and enter as soon as possible with all of your guns out.

Now the competition is fierce and each day that passes, we have more and more content producers going live with podcasts.

With that said, what I want to bring here is a definitive guide of SaaS Podcasts for every entrepreneur, marketer, or executive to keep up in 2020.

SaaS (Software as a Service) is one of the highest growth rates between the startup world. Just for you to have a clear picture, when we talk about SaaS, we are talking about companies like Hubspot, Salesforce, Dropbox, Spotify, and many other solutions we have in the market.

But, you might be thinking just as I was a few moments ago: “where those guys got the juicy content? where they stay updated with the fast pacing market we live in?”

So I`ve stopped and realized that right now we have an infinity of options and podcast has been one the mediums that startups and entrepreneurs are deploying an insane amount of content.

Thinking about this I decided to come up with the definitive guide of SaaS Podcasts in 2020.

Let’s get to it?

SaaS Growth Stacking

saas growth stacking with dan martell

The first one is the SaaS Growth Stacking podcast. This podcast gives you practical information in small bursts, each 10-minute episode has a structure similar to a long-form blog post, giving you something useful to implement each week.

Between the insane amount of actionable content that Dan Martell produces, you’ll discover how to reduce your churn and avoid the mistakes that other startups usually make.

Dan Martell also covers growth hacking, fundraising, and how to elaborate an elevator pitch for your startup, being this one of the nightmares that entrepreneurs usually say. You will develop a 360-degree vision for your startup’s mission by listening to this content.

The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business, and Life

the top entrepreneurs in money, marketing, business and life with Nathan Latka

Have you ever heard about Nathan Latka?

Nathan is a thriving entrepreneur and investor in the SaaS world, also being a best-selling author of the book How to be a capitalist without any capital.

In the podcast, Nathan interviews the industry’s top-performing entrepreneurs in each episode. You looking for fluff content, this isn’t what you’ll get in this.

With over 1,000 downloads of hard-hitting questions are waiting for you. An incredible range of topics is available to explore, ranging from direct mail marketing to user experience research. Each broadcast provides about 20 minutes of useful content to apply to your business.

Notable Guests:

Founder Chats

founder chats with josh pigford

In the podcast Founder Chats Josh Pigford, from Baremetrics, sits down with different SaaS founders. These interviews provide insightful and honest looks into how different people run their businesses.

During the various episodes, we have practical insights offered by Rand Fishkin (former Moz and now SparkToro), Claire Lew (Know Your Team), and Ryan Carson (Treehouse). One of the most unique episodes to download is one where Pigford interviews himself.

Notable Guests:

The Startup Chat

the startup chat with steli and hiten

You might know who is Steli Efti and Hiten Shah. Both of them are multi-millionaire SaaS entrepreneurs, being responsible for products like close.io and Crazy Egg.

With that said, this pair of entrepreneurs covers the latest news from the industry while offering practical insights on how to run your SaaS operation. Each 20-minute episode is filled with useful content that often focuses on the relationships and networks you must build to thrive as a SaaS entrepreneur.

SaaStr

saastr podcast

You’ve might be heard before about the event SaaStr that Jason Lemkin does annually in San Francisco. Now in this podcast, you can have the best kind of information from top SaaS leadership with this fantastic podcast.

Each content offering is an interview with a leading industry professional and right now have more than 200 different episodes are available for download.

Jason Lemkin and Harry Stebbings have already brought on Bridget Gleason (Logz.io), Ryan Smith (Qualtrics), Erica Schultz (New Relic), just to name a few professionals, to help entrepreneurs glean insights from their experience on how to solve specific problems and build a massive business.

Notable Guests:

SaaS it up Podcast

SaaS it up Podcast brings the global voice from the SaaS and digital universe.
As Saswat and Oskar speak with entrepreneurs, VCs, and ecosystem partners, they will unravel unique stories about their choices and the books that shape their worldview.

Notable Guests:

  • Michal Sadowski – CEO, Brand24, Poland
  • Salim Ismail – Singularity University and Open EXO Founder, Canada
  • Wes Bush – CEO, ProductLed, Canada
  • Steve Nouri – Global AI Expert, Australia
  • Gustavo Souza – Rock Content, SaaSholic, Brazil

The Maker Mindset

the marker mindset with mike rubini

The Maker Mindset is a podcast brought by Mike Rubini, who is a serial bootstrapper entrepreneur. He managed to build from scratch, launch, and grow several SaaS businesses, and now he runs his portfolio of products full-time.

In this show, Mike and his guests share their struggles, successes, best practices, and case studies to provide good insights for you on how to win at the end of the day.

If you’re a SaaS founder, it is a must-listen, it will make you feel less alone in your business pursuit.

The SaaS Podcast

the saas podcast with omer khan

The SaaS podcast features Omer Khan reviewing the latest trends and data for entrepreneurs in the SaaS world.

Each episode provides foundational information that can help launch a new startup. You’ll get to hear interviews with industry experts that bring to you specific and practical steps so you can implement immediately in your business.

Notable Guests:

Scale or Die

scale or die with dave rogenmoser

Scale or Die is a podcast hosted by Dave Rogenmoser, the co-founder of proof. Each 30-minute episode features guests who provide unique insights to help your business grow. The content of this podcast covers specific tools and tricks that you might use, such as Hubspot or Zapier.

Notable Guests:

The SaaS Revolution Show

the saas revolution show

Alex Theuma, from SaaStock, is the host of this SaaS podcast. The content takes a creation-based approach as each interview focuses on what it took for today’s leaders to start their company.

During the episodes, subjects such as marketing tactics, business culture, and employee relationships are some of the topics covered and discussed seeking to provide value for the audience.

The overall theme here is that there are no shortcuts. If you don’t put in hard work every day, then success will stay far, far away from you and your business. New episodes are uploaded weekly, and each one is about 35 minutes long.

Notable Guests:

This week in startups with Jason Calacanis

this week in startups with jason calacanis

This week in startups is an informative SaaS podcast that features Jason Calacanis and a guest host every week. In this podcast, you`ll have exclusive access to insider stories and the latest and more hottest information from the industry leaders. Names like Jason Lemon, Marc Benioff (Salesforce), and Michael Pryor (Trello) are some of the leaders that you might hear off and that were in the podcast. Uploads happen daily, and the average length of each broadcast is 60 minutes.

Notable Guests:

Founder Views

Founder Views with Kosta Panagoulias

Founder Views is a SaaS podcast that covers the different points of view of bootstrapping a business as an entrepreneur. Heading to this content you will discover appropriate methods to create new startup opportunities by identifying your existing resources and learning to understand the market as is should be understood. Host Kosta Panagoulias began his first business with no money in his parent’s basement. Now that company is making over $1 million in revenue each year.

Notable Guests:

The Build by OpenView

The Build by OpenView

Building a startup isn’t an easy task, it is hard and OpenView is here to help. Each week you are invited to join us as we talk to founders and operators from the cutting edge world of SaaS. Important notice, their guests have been where you are and know what it takes to make it big, trust me.

You’ll get advice on everything from who to hire to how to price your product, like the latest episode is a guide on how to startup with Account-Based Marketing strategies for your startup. The show is hosted by Devon McDonald, a partner at OpenView.

The BUILD podcast is powered by OpenView, the expansion stage venture capital firm.

Notable Guests:

Drift HYPERGROWTH Podcast Network

dirft hypergrowth podcast network

Drift is an industry-leading tool to spark conversation with your audience, using your website. But that, you might’ve already known. What you don’t know yet is that Drift maintains a highly interesting podcast network, the HYPERGROWTH Podcast network.

The HYPERGROWTH Podcast Network has five featured podcasts covering areas as growth, product management, marketing, and operations. Being the podcast’s Growth with Matt Bilotti, Build with Maggie Crowley, CMO Conversations with Tricia Gellman, Operations with Sean Lane, and Seeking Wisdom with David Cancel. You can find them out right here.

The Twenty Minute VC

The Twenty Minute VC

The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding, and The Pitch. With their host, Harry Stebbings, discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded.

Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructional guide as to what it takes to get employed in the Venture Capital industry, with VCs giving specific advice on how to get noticed from the crowd and increasing your chances of employment. If that wasn’t enough our amazing Venture Capitalists also provide their analysis of the current technology market, providing advice and suggestions on the latest investing trends and predictions.

Notable Guests:

  • Fred Destin, Partner @ Accel Partners
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/1hR8yvM4h0YRJoqDPgM3jo?si=WCBqPD-FQXiSFK-fDUAhtA
  • Mark Suster, Partner @ Upfront Ventures
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/71Dxdfug66pfRKjVfsJtGR?si=gI4QnJaLSnunX88S5E2jKQ
  • Arielle Zuckerberg, Partner @ Kleiner Perkins
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/6diw4y89VrOXxn7RKemRrb?si=29KMXwfyRjuK58ND-Ecylg

Greymatter

greymatter stories from company builders.

Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.

SaaS Open Mic

SaaS Open Mic by ChartMogul

Saas Open Mic is a podcast from ChartMogul that helps you learn from the founders and leaders building the future of SaaS and subscription businesses.

Notable Guests:

SaaSX Podcast

SaaSX Podcast

SaaSX’s podcast provides best practices for building, growing, and exiting technology companies. Hosted by Justin and Anna Talerico, they were founders of the Ion Interactive a martech company that got acquired in 2017.

Justin and Anna love the business of SaaS. It’s different. It’s challenging. It’s stimulating and satisfying. It’s their passion and SaaSX is their way to share that with you. If you want insights from operators, you’re in the right place.

Churn FM

churnfm it`s your churn!

The host Andrew Michael was tired of hearing stories about some magical silver bullet that solved churn for every company that he heard about that had struggled with churn. That`s why he started with Churn.FM.

In the real world scenario, tackling churn and increasing retention is one of the hardest and most common problems a subscription business faces.

In this podcast, you will join Andrew and hear from founders from the subscription economy pros whose spend a long time working in product, marketing, customer success, support, and operations roles across different stages of company growth, who are taking a systematic approach to increase retention and engagement within their organizations.

Notable Guests:

The Full Ratchet

The Full Ratchet

The Full Ratchet is a podcast created by Nick Moran, founder, and general partner at New Stack Ventures. Before that, Nick spent time as an investor and operator of a deal, during his first years he found that the process was too confusing.

Sometime after that, Nick decided to have more chats with industry-leading VCs. So, through those chats born The Full Ratchet podcast, where Nick interview the investor experts on everything from “What is an Angel?” to “What ratios and monthly recurring revenue levels are required for a Series A SaaS investment?”

Notable Guests:

a16z

a16z podcast

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future — especially as ‘software eats the world’ point of view. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. Multiple episodes are released every week.

Protect The Hustle

Whatever happened to “Hustle”? It used to mean shoe leather and elbow grease. But somewhere along the lines, it changed. Hustle became tweeting about getting no sleep, get rich quick and weight loss marketing tactics, and yelling in an Instagram video just how much you’re hustling. Hustle became nothing. This is not okay. Those protecting the hustle are still out there. Protect the Hustle is a culmination of interviewing folks like Netflix’s Patty McCord, HubSpot’s Brian Halligan, SurveyMonkey’s Leela Srinivasan, and more. These people are protecting the hustle all over the world so you can learn from their lessons in the trenches. Protect the Hustle is a ProfitWell original series and hosted by Patrick Campbell.

Notable Guests:

Gain Grow Retain

gain grow retain podcast

In the podcast dedicated to customer success leaders in the B2B SaaS and tech space, hosts Jeff Breunsbach and Jay Nathan share conversations about growing and scaling subscription businesses with a customer-first approach. The podcast is aimed at SaaS and technology leaders who are facing the day to day challenges of scaling. This podcast is brought to you by Customer Imperative, an organization helping companies build customer success.

Notable Guests:

SaaS Breakthrough

SaaS Breakthrough Podcast

If you want SaaS insights, then this podcast must become a top priority. You’ll hear advice from a variety of industry resources through the content expertise of David Abrams. It takes an honest look at what works and what doesn’t for today’s startups in this industry. Listen to it now.

SaaS Venture

the saas venture

The SaaS Venture podcast is an audio narrative where the hosts share the adventure of leading and growing bootstrapped SaaS companies.

Hosts Aaron Weiche of GatherUp and Darren Shaw of Whitespark share their experiences, ideas, wins, and losses in running their software companies. Listen now!

Bowery Capital Startup Sales Podcast

Bowery Capital Startup Sales Podcast

Bowery Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund that focuses solely on helping portfolio companies with sales-related challenges. This podcast is a discussion between the Bowery Capital team and experienced industry friends to help a younger generation of startups better understand the issues and pain points they will face when thinking about early revenue generation.

Conclusion

This is our definitive guide for SaaS Podcasts in 2020, signing up and listening to those podcasts will help you thrive in the SaaS World. The cheapest way to grow is by learning with everyone else’s mistakes, once they already tried to build on top of it and now they are sharing experience and lessons learned along the way.

If you like or think that I forgot about any podcast on this list, please feel free to hit me up in the comments!

Victor Maia

Victor Maia

CMO as a Service @Hack4Change, Head of Community @SaaSholic and Community Manager for Team GaryVee Brazil. Eventually writes on https://elemento.ag/blog/ and podcasts on https://growthdiaries.me/.

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