Jason Lemkin introducing Sameer Dholakia and Ajay Agarwal
Greg Hoffman (Hoff) and I showed up early and furthered our Continuing Education in SaaS yesterday at the May SaaStr CSS Speaker Series. Last night's event featured Sameer Dholakia, CEO of Pre-IPO SendGrid and Ajay Agarwal, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures.
SaaStr Omiyage: 100% Kona Coffee
Dropping off 100% Kona coffee with Jason Lemkin
Showing up early yields facetime with Jason Lemkin, the face and brand behind today's SaaS industry. Since I've read he likes everything from Hawaii, I brought him an omiyage from my recent trip back home- a bag of 100% Kona coffee. Despite having been turned down twice from his SaaStr fund, we don't give up and we show our appreciation for leveling up via SaaStr events. I told Lemkin I bought four copies of his book "From Impossible to Inevitable" for key managers at Paubox. I also asked for advice on establishing comp plans for our Customer Success and Marketing departments. He suggested we make sure our comp plans are accretive. Duly noted.