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Escape Velocity - with Dan Martell on Smash Notes

Escape Velocity - with Dan Martell podcast.

December 28, 2019

When you Escape Velocity, the perfect exit is just around the corner. Learn how to scale, grow and exit with Dan Martell and some of the top SaaS Founders in the business.



Episodes with Smash Notes

“How many mermaid tails do you think are sold every year globally?” It wasn’t a question I expected to be asked by a SaaS founder. I guessed 50 million. But I was short… by 450 million. Liam Martin, one of my SaaS Academy coaching...

When I launched my company in 2010, I gave a live demo to an audience showing how the service works. It was my Steve Jobs moment. From stage, I demonstrated how Clarity enabled me to call high-profile, successful entrepreneurs and get business...

“Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not”. This is a quote from my latest Escape Velocity Podcast guest, Marvin Liao, formerly a partner at . 500 Startups is a venture capital fund that runs an accelerator in San Francisco and invests in seed...

Your website is polished. Facebook ads retargeting, Google ads pushing your domain to the top of the results page. Traffic trickles through… starting with a sign-up for a free trial. All your PPC ad spend is balancing on a knife’s edge. But...

Back in 2012, when I raised $1.6M in funding for Clarity.fm, I insisted on squeezing more out of my investors. When I put together the final cap table, I made it clear that I also wanted introductions with other investors and businesses on their...

If you want consistent, predictable revenue for your SaaS then there’s one thing you’re going to need to build: Don’t roll your eyes yet… Let me set the record straight. In 2008, when I moved to silicon valley, sales teams were considered...

Here’s a word that either makes you cringe… or sigh with relief: . If you’ve had a bad experience of it, you’ll get that icky feeling of trying to schmooze through fake smiles for business. But if you’ve had a great experience, you’ll...

CEOs have it tough. It’s not enough to grow your company into healthy profit margins and then coast along “because it’s working”. I know it’s tempting to kick back and pour the martinis, but comfort is a dangerous position to be in.  ...

In 2011, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, started giving $100k to young entrepreneurs under 22. …but only if they would drop out of college. $100k paid to 20 applicants per year without taking any equity at all.  ...

Take everything you think you know about … And get ready to throw it out the window. I mean it. Sales, as a concept, is still dragging a lot of dead weight from old-school sales gurus chanting “ABC – Always Be Closing!”...

When you first came up with a price for your SaaS product, I bet you did one of 3 things: 1. Picked a low number because “you’re just starting out”2. Matched (or beat) a competitor’s price 3. Chose a number based on what you would spend How...

How fast can you scale a software business? 0 – 150 employees in 12 months…? How would you even manage that?! For Elias Torres, the CTO and co-founder of Drift, and … it was easy. Elias is the stuff of legends. He’s a machine. He’s...