Welcome to the SaaS Garage, where a number of leading European SaaS startup companies have refined their business and execution models and prepared their first institutional funding rounds (Seed, Pre-A) before they hit the global roads.
If you landed at this site you are most likely a founder or CEO of a software company, which delivers software to its customers as a cloud based service (SaaS), or you are an entrepreneur who plans to start a new Software as a Service business.
There are many fantastic website out there who all describe SaaS in quite some detail, they provide hints and even execution models about how to build a SaaS company. That is great and highly appreciated and I may refer too those sites here and there. I am a serial entrepreneur myself and I have a passion for starting up businesses. Therefore my focus is less on theories and studies about Software as a Service but on hands-on teamwork with the founders.
My mission is to help entrepreneurs with exciting (SaaS based) ideas and those who have already started a SaaS company through the first 24 to 36 months of building the right software service with a corresponding, most suitable sales and pricing model, for the most plausible target markets with adequate, value add, international funding.
If you want to know why I think I am well suited to deliver the above mission you may want to have a look at my curriculum and references from entrepreneurs and founders who I am working with right now or have worked with in the past.
To better understand what type of companies excite me most you may want to have a look at my active and exited portfolio companies. Click on the logos of companies who interest you most. For most of my portfolio companies I have created a one page summary with lots of useful (mostly public but definitely non confidential) information which you may not find on one single page at any other online place.
Last but not least let me explain the home page picture which apparently shows no context to the topics of that site. This picture was taken in 2015 on trip from Northern Namibia to Botswana. Our goal was to meet some of the very rare and endangered desert elephants. The only way to see them is not to drive along the beaten paths of renown national parks or game reserves. We decided to take on the challenge, get the right team together, organize all the things we would need in order to have a realistic chance to succeed. We started our venture in Namibia and soon dry, unpredictable riverbeds became our roads for a few days. After all it was a bumpy, dusty, yet indescribably exciting, journey which demanded a lot from the entire team, including three kids, but we got awarded for the extra miles we had to go.
Does this really have nothing to do with building a startup company with all of ones passion, will- and staying power? Back in Germany I started to see all the similarities from the right planning, diligent preparation, readiness to go beyond the accustomed way and execution and, after all, the strong will power to succeed. If this resonates with you, we already have a perfect common foundation for a fun and fruitful teamwork relationship.