SaaStock conference raises funding from several European investors
By Jonathan Keane, April 5th, 2017
SaaStock, the European SaaS conference held in Dublin, has raised an undisclosed funding round from several European SaaS investors and founders.
Participants in the round include Christoph Janz and Pawel Chudzinski of Point Nine Capital, Conor Stanley of Tribal.vc, Erik Schut and Hans Janssen of Woodwing Ventures, Martin Henk cofounder of Pipedrive, Tim O’Shea, and Alexander Bruehl.
SaaStock held its first conference in Dublin last September and had been bootstrapped up until that point. The 2017 edition of the conference will be spread over three days and is expecting 1,500 attendees. The conference organisers will use the funding to double its staff.
“I knew we couldn’t continue to bootstrap beyond 2016 if we were to fulfil the vision for SaaStock. So soon after our first conference, we started speaking with potential investors, almost all of which attended our first event,” said SaaStock CEO Alex Theuma.
“I looked beyond the money, to those that shared the same passion for the SaaS community we had and could really add value. We’re delighted that we can count legends in the SaaS space such as Christoph Janz and Martin Henk as investors.”
“SaaStock is the conference that was missing in Europe’s SaaS ecosystem,” added Christoph Janz, one of the investors in the round. “Last year’s inaugural event has been amazing, and this year SaaStock is poised to be the must-go event for everybody who cares about SaaS in Europe. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
SaaStock takes place in Dublin on September 18 to 20 with a number of satellite events happening around the city.