$30M Exit- David Hauser, Grasshopper
57 minutes · 2019
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David Hauser Grew Grasshopper for $30 M in ARR before Exiting
From bootstrapped to $30M exit…David Hauser shares the details of starting, scaling, and exiting Grasshopper.
In this episode, Steve, Mary, Richard, and David discuss:
• How he started, scaled, and exited Grasshopper.
• How he attracted talented employees to the business.
• The difference between $1M and $10M in how the company ran.
• Seeing opportunities around you and taking advantage of those opportunities.
• The future of SaaS.
• Always Be Learning.
• Build people, systems and process for the current stage of the company not where you expect to be 5 years from now.
• Don’t be afraid to work with those experienced in their field as you grow and sell your business. It may cost something, but it is worth it.
• Break down your ideas into component parts, there’s something you can do now.
• Be helpful and timely in your responses to others.
“We were good at marketing and sales, and then packaging something for a certain segment of the market that other people had not done. That’s where we became very good.” — David Hauser
About David Hauser:
David Hauser is an Inc 30 under 30 Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Speaker. He bootstrapped his company Grasshopper to $30M+ in ARR before being acquired by Citrix. David is also the Founder of Chargify, a profitable SaaS company with an investment from Mark Cuban. He’s also an angel investor in a variety of successful startups including Intercom, Unbounce, Munchery, and Groove. David is the Author of Evolve: Optimize Your Life, Body, and Mind. He shares the Framework for Optimization needed to control your evolution.
Connect with David Hauser:
Book: Evolve: Optimize Your Life, Body & Mind
LinkedIn: David Hauser
Crunchbase: David Hauser
Angel: David Hauser
Connect with Steve Olsher:
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/1/+SteveOlsher
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