With all the discussion of ‘What is your exit strategy’ it is refreshing to look at those saas companies who have been at it for over a decade and some going into their 3rd. Why would it be any different than, say, an industrial era company? The funding and exit eco system perhaps. So how come many of the contrarians are in this list of those heading into the 3rd decade?
For the final post on SaaS I turned to Jason M. Lemkin as I did many times through this year and found this post most relevant as we enter the next decade. It was also important because I was taking Pitch.Link on its journey into, what I believe, an enduring adventure. The trigger for the post was the Forbes cover that featured Ben Chestnut and the new generation of SaaS leaders from Brian Halligan (Hubspot) to Atlassian to Mailchimp and many more. The list of companies itself is inspiring.
What is the key to their endurance? Focus on customer and being proactively creative.
Let’s raise a toast to your 3 decade plan. With a year that spells ‘Clarity of Vision’ what’s our excuse?
Where I learnt this #365
SaaS: Maybe Plan for 30+ Years as a Founder