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Top startup and SaaS Podcast for startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors. Learn how to optimize your growth strategy a SaaS startup entrepreneur from beta all the way to exit. We cover topics such as raising capital, acquisitions, leadership, B2B sales, growth marketing, scaling, hiring, M&A, conversion optimization, productivity, bootstrapping, venture capital, private equity, and innovation. By sharing industry lead expertise, we want you to implement the best-proven tactics to help ...
 
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Iris is a serial entrepreneur currently running her third startup Oribi.io, an all-in-one marketing analytics tool that empowers businesses of all sizes to make smarter and data-driven decisions. Iris is passionate about simple & powerful products, data-driven marketing, and leveling up creativity in the marketing process. During this interview we …
 
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