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The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors

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he Official SaaStr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of SaaStr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS. On the side of the operators, we center around getting f… read more


SaaStr 042: Why Now Is The Time For Aggressive Growth & Monetisation Models Are The Most Exciting Element Of The Consumerisation Of SaaS with David Yuan, General Partner @ TCV

David Yuan is a General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, where he has enjoyed no less than 4 IPOs and 5 acquisitions. Some of David’s investments include the likes of Facebook, Linkedin, Exact Target (acq by Salesforce), Splunk and many more incredible companies. He also sits on the board at Act On, App Nexus, Merkle and Site Minder and is an advisor to Pinterest. Pior to TCV, David had stints at JP Morgan and Bain & Company.

In Today’s Episode with David You Will Learn:

  1. How did David make his way into the investing world in 2000?
  2. How has David seen the evolution of SaaS revenue multiples over the last decade?
  3. How can VCs balance the drive for profitability with their need for big wins over a short 5-7 year investment cycle?
  4. How does David approach investing cadence in correlation to market cycles? Does his strategy alter according to down-turns and booms?
  5. Why does David find the monetisation models of the consumerisation of SaaS to be the most exciting?
  6. Does David agree that the original hires might not be the hires as the stages progress? How can founders transition them out without a lack of respect and gratitude?

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