In the early days of Bold Metrics there was one conference that really made an impact both in how I thought about running a SaaS company, and in helping to network with other founders – SaaStr. Honestly, SaaStr is one of the best-run conferences I’ve ever been to and I’ve been going since it first started.
Through SaaStr I discovered Jason Lemkin who started as a founder, sold his company to Adobe (EchoSign, now Adobe Sign), and then started his own fund focused on SaaS companies. Funny enough, a couple of weekends ago we were going for a morning walk, looked up for a second and saw this:
So it looks like we’re neighbors now, who knew! At any rate, by now you can probably tell I’m a big fan of Jason Lemkin, as a founder, an investor, and an educator.
This morning I was taking a look at my Twitter feed and I saw a really interesting thread from Jason about how Go Daddy has become the multi-billion dollar giant they are today. I’ve pasted the thread below and included a link to the full post on his blog which goes into even more detail.
If you want to do a deeper dive, here’s Jason’s blog post about Go Daddy that covers this in more depth. Thanks to Jason for putting this together, this was a fun read!