Welcome to the school of SaaSonomics for SaaSophiles of all ages. The School of SaaSonomics is 100% free and is taught by the worlds leading professors of SaaS. For this series we will bring you the leading SaaS Professors in each of their arts and tell you where to find their class. The classes we’ll be looking at will include: SaaS Metrics, SaaS Marketing, Customer Success, Sales and Entrepreneurship.
This week we have: The Top 5 SaaS Professors of SaaS Metrics
Jason Lemkin’s class is taught over at SaaStr.com his highly popular Blog/Class for Entrepreneurs where the objective is to share his real world learnings to enable the next generation of SaaS and B2B Entrepreneurs get to $100m ARR Faster. Jason’s experience of being Founder and CEO of Echosign, which was acquired by Adobe as well as current VC background in being Managing Director of Storm Ventures allows him to draw on his experience and teach across disciplines, including Sales, Marketing and customer success. He’s also one of the most prolific SaaS ‘Professors’ based on the amount of content produced on seemingly daily basis.
David Skok is a five time serial Entrepreneur and now a VC at Matrix Partners, whose SaaS Class, http://www.forentrepreneurs.com/ has been listed at number 2 in a Forbes list of 100 best websites for Entrepreneurs. One of David’s legendary classes is SaaS Metrics 2.0 which is one of the definitive guides to understanding SaaS Metrics. We recommend you check it out, when you have more than 5 minutes to spare.
AKA The Angel VC. Well thats the name of his popular SaaS Class which gives great amount of focus on teaching SaaS Metrics. Christoph is also Managing Partner at Point Nine Capital an early stage VC company based in Berlin that is well known for providing seed funding to Zendesk, amongst many of its other winning bets. Christophs lessons on SaaS Metrics have been taught since 2005 and are all top quality. Lots to read up on if you’ve not bookmarked his class already!
Another SaaS ‘Professor’ in the SaaS Metrics Top 5 list that is also a VC. Coincidence? No! Outside of the VCs, who else is teaching the importance of SaaS Metrics? ChartMogul for sure (really should be in Christophs section as they are Point Nine funded). But back to Tom. A VC at Redpoint, teaching daily SaaS Classes at http://tomtunguz.com/ Tom’s ‘lessons’ are excellent data driven classes that wont take any more than 5-10 minutes of daily studying and will help you towards that A SaaS grade. I take my dailyTom Tonguz class on the go. You should too!
Our Fifth and Final SaaS Professor is Brad Feld. A serial entrepreneur, author and VC at Foundry Group and Mentor at Techstars Accelerator. Apart from his well known books such as ‘Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist’, an essential read for any Entrepreneur looking to go down the VC road to raise money, Brad also has his classes published www.Feld.com
Earning a place on the SaaS Metrics Professor list with many classes, in particular this class on ‘The Illusion of Product/Market Fit’
Next Week We’ll look at the Top 5 Professors of SaaS Marketing. You’ve got some homework to do. Class dismissed.
by Alex Theuma @alextheuma