People, Person, Computer, Electronics, LCD Screen, Laptop, Pc

Rajeev Batra Shares Insights on the SaaStr Podcast

Recently, Rajeev Batra got to chat with Harry Stebbings and Jason M. Lemkin on the SaaStr Podcast. Check out the episode here.

They covered a range of topics including:

  • How Rajeev made the transition from successful operator with 3 IPOs under his belt to investing in the next generation of enterprise companies with Mayfield?
  • What does he mean when he says “startups do not die of starvation, they die of indigestion”?
  • How does this realisation affect his approach to customer profiling and segmenting customers?
  • Why does he believe that “early product market fit can be misleading”?
  • How does he look to provide context and action from numbers and analytics in the early days?
  • How does he feel that founders should approach gross margin from the early days?
  • How should this relationship and thought process towards gross margin change over time?
  • Why does he believe that retention is the number 1 metric for SaaS founders to focus on? In the stack of metrics, how does this compare to gross margin, CAC/LTV and payback period?

Originally published at www.mayfield.com on October 23, 2017.


Rajeev Batra Shares Insights on the SaaStr Podcast was originally published in Mayfield Viewpoints on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Read more >

Published on Oct 23, 2017

Other people viewed

Product Lead, Audiophile

Massdrop United States United States
We are searching for a Product Lead to help expand our Massdrop Made collaborations program for the Audiophile community. In this role, you will organize collaborations with enthusiast designers and top-tier manufacturers, and help to develop new ...

Product Lead, Blades & Everyday Carry

Massdrop United States United States
We are searching for a Product Lead to help expand our Massdrop Made collaborations program for the Blades & Everyday Carry communities. In this role, you will organize collaborations with enthusiast designers and top-tier manufacturers, and h...

Product Lead, Mechanical Keyboards

Massdrop United States United States
We are searching for a Product Lead to help expand our Massdrop Made collaborations program for the Mechanical Keyboards community. In this role, you will organize collaborations with enthusiast designers and top-tier manufacturers, and help to de...

Data Engineer

Massdrop United States United States
OverviewAs a Data Engineer on the Data team you'll provide intelligence to the rest of the company that will enable making better product decisions. You'll work directly with the CTO to pioneer use of the latest advances in large scale data proces...