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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 69, 17th December 2020

#69 How a 26 yo serial entrepreneur Started a SaaS company and sold it for 7 figures at the age of 30 with Dave Dave Schneider

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Dave Schneider was the cofounder of an influencer marketing software NinjaOutreach, a bootstrapped company with 20 people and over 500 customers. 

He’s also a graduate from Harvard with a degree in Applied Math, where in 2012 he quit his corporate job to travel the world with his wife, where during that time he launched and exited from his first SaaS company, NinjaOutreach, an influencer marketing platform.

Nowadays he runs Shortlist.io, a digital marketing "un-agency", with a  team of 20 people, where they offer businesses SEO conversion rate optimization, A/B testing, content marketing & strategy while being completely transparent. 

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 - A word From The Sponsor
  • 01:02 - Intro
  • 02:11 - Steve’s Background & Past Ventures
  • 08:16 - Initial Costs to Get NinjaOutreach Off the Ground
  • 10:25 - Exiting NinjaOutreach For 7 Figures After 6 Years
  • 15:46 - How the Exit Impacted Dave’s Day to Day
  • 17:46 - Becoming the CEO of LessChurn.io & Why is no Longer Active
  • 22:08 - What Makes Shortlist Stand Out from the Competition?
  • 23:40 - From SaaS Business to a Marketing Agency
  • 26:28 - Outreach & Networking as the Growth Strategie
  • 28:49 -  Marketing Channels & Tactics that Showed the Best ROI
  • 30:33 - Biggest Challenges Currently Facing in Order to Continue to Grow
  • 32:18 - Top Instrumental Resources For Max Kreme’s Success 
  • 32:20 - Best Resources Who Have Been Instrumental for Dave’s Success 
  • 34:35 - What does success mean to Dave Today?
  • 36:03 - Outro


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