Top Quotes from SaaStr '18

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Three days and 10,000+ SaaS entreprenuers -- SaaStr blew me away. I gained tremendous knowledge and returned home fired up to build the best SaaS company in the world!

Catch below a few quotes I collated from various sessions:

"Being a mom made me a better CEO." Therese Tucker, CEO Blackline

"People leave jobs but they don’t leave tools." Merci Victoria Grace, Former Director of Product @ Slack

"The new role of the CFO is the data scientist for the company." Kelly Bodnar Battles, CFO @ Quora

"(2018 predictions) Google buys salesforce and Microsoft buys Workday." Tomasz Tunguz, VC at Redpoint Ventures

"225M of LinkedIn’s 500M users signed up via invite from an existing user." Aatif Awan, Vice President, Growth & International Products @ LinkedIn

"Feedback is a gift- whether you like what you hear or not." Paul Chapman, CIO @ Box

"Fall in love with the problem, not the solution." Karen Peacock, COO @ Intercom

"Customers don't give a shit about your vision, they just want you to solve their problem." Peter Reinhardt, CEO @ Segment

"Not all virality is created equal." Olof Mathé, Co-founder and CEO @ Mixmax

"Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon & Facebook dominated 2017 & were the 5 most valuable publicly traded cos in the world. This was a watershed moment for the tech industry & signaled a global shift in power from oil barons to Silicon Valley whiz kids." Byron Deeter, Partner @ Bessemer Venture Partners

And the quote below from our CEO sums up SaaStr Annual 2018 best!

One more bonus quote! While in San Francisco we were honored to attend a panel, hosted by IT Kit and Spoke: Nailing Workplace Tool Deployment.

"IT has to be a partner to every business unit, that’s the new IT." Manuel Bernal, Senior Director of Technology @ Greylock