BUILD
Listen to Season 7

For Season 7 of BUILD, we’re coming back to a topic we’ve become increasingly passionate about, product led growth. (You can catch up on Season 6 here.)

You’ll hear from leaders at prominent PLG companies like Zapier, Clearbit, GitLab and more about what they’ve done to build and scale their companies, advice they would give their younger selves and some pretty surprising fun facts. Happy Listening! 🎧


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Featured This Week

This episode features Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO and Co-founder of OV portfolio company, Deputy. Find out how product led growth fueled their expansion into more than 100 countries and how flying inspired him to believe in this model. You’ll also find out how their growth team operates and the best business advice he’s ever received.

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Who's on BUILD

This season features an amazing lineup of leaders from well-known product led growth businesses. You’ll learn about the motivation behind building these companies, how they think about data and experimentation and the PLG principles they’ve embraced since the beginning. 

Episode Guide

Wade Foster

Co-Founder & CEO
Zapier

Kyle Poyar

VP of Market Strategy
OpenView

Sean Fanningr

VP of Market Strategy
OpenView

Tom Kelly

Senior Director Product Marketing
NetSuite

Rajat Bhargava

Co-Founder & CEO
JumpCloud

Alex MacCaw

Co-Founder & CEO
Clearbit

Ashik Ahmed

CEO, CTO & Co-Founder
Deputy

Sid Sijbrandij

Co-Founder & CEO
GitLab

Alexandros Marinos

Founder & CEO
Balena

Todd Olson

Founder & CEO
Pendo

Abhinav Asthana

Founder & CEO
Postman

Eugenio Pace

Co-Founder & CEO
Auth0

Vlad Magdalin

Co-Founder & CEO
Webflow

Tope Awotona

Founder & CEO
Calendly

Liat Bycel

VP of Customer Engagement
Airtable

Episode Guide
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BUILD: Episode 72
Meet the Host
Wade Foster

BUILDing Zapier with Wade Foster

Season 7 of BUILD focuses on the design principles and practices behind market leading product led growth companies. We're kicking it off with the CEO and Co-Founder of Zapier, Wade Foster. Find out why Wade puts such a strong emphasis on the customer and how Zapier has managed to scale quickly with capital efficiency.


Sean Fanning, Kyle Poyar & Tom Kelly

OpenView's 2019 Expansion SaaS Benchmarks

Our 2019 Expansion SaaS Benchmarks are live! This year we surveyed over 500 companies, ranging from pre-revenue to $150M+ ARR with nearly half of respondents coming from outside the U.S. On this episode, OV’s Kyle Poyar and Sean Fanning along with NetSuite’s Tom Kelly, share the findings and some advice for founders. Follow along here.


Rajat Bhargava

JumpCloud’s Core Values with Rajat Bhargava

JumpCloud is an OpenView portfolio company that's focused on building the next generation of directory services. Rajat Bhargava, Co-founder and CEO, shares what they value most as a company and the two things he looks for when building a new business.


Alex MacCaw

The 6 Principles of Clearbit

Alex MacCaw is the Co-founder, CEO and office DJ for Clearbit. Find out how he learned to love management, the most difficult period he went through as a CEO and their biggest competitive advantage as a company (spoiler: it has to do with their people).


Ashik Ahmed

Deputy's Journey to Serving 160,000+ Businesses

This episode features Ashik Ahmed, CEO, CTO and Co-founder of OV portfolio company, Deputy. Find out how product led growth fueled their expansion into more than 100 countries and how flying inspired him to believe in this model. You'll also find out how their growth team operates and the best business advice he's ever received.


Mackey Craven

Mackey is a Partner at OpenView focusing on enterprise infrastructure and data-driven application software. Prior to joining OpenView, Mackey was an Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners focusing on investments in cloud computing, consumer Internet and data infrastructure. At Bessemer, Mackey was a Board Observer at Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Zapier, Xtime (acquired by Cox Automotive), and Apperian (acquired by Arxan), and was involved with Bessemer’s investments in Infinio, Liazon (acquired by Towers Watson), and Intigua.

Connect with Mackey on LinkedIn.

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