A fresh perspective on the stages of building a SaaS business

About the Searching For SaaS Podcast

A fresh perspective on the stages of building a software as a service (SaaS) business.

In this podcast we hear from Josh Ho and Nate Bosscher, two founders in very different stages of their SaaS journey.

Josh is in the company building phase. While Nate struggles to start a profitable SaaS of his own.

Follow their journey as Josh helps Nate find his footing and they meander the world of SaaS.

Meet the hosts

Nate Bosscher

Nate is a software engineer and entrepreneur. When he isn’t consulting at Blue Giraffe, he’s working on his next startup idea.

He’s had a lot of failed attempts but each attempt is closer and closer to success.

Josh Ho

Josh is the founder of Referral Rock a SaaS business in the marketing technology space.

He’s an engineer by trade but now spends his time wherever the business needs him most.

He sometimes blogs at mojoho, but aspires to write more. You can also find him on LinkedIn but mostly Twitter.

Recent episodes with our SaaS founders

EP29: Ryan Castillo on the switch from big corporate marketing

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EP29: Ryan Castillo on the switch from big corporate marketing
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Ryan Castillo is a developer, marketer and analyst. He’s worked at a publicly traded, 1000+ employee company and he just jumped ship! Today we cover Ryan’s journey and what brought him to where he is today.

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EP28: SEO for SaaS Founders and Product Sonar (Nate’s Project)

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Searching For SaaS Podcast
EP28: SEO for SaaS Founders and Product Sonar (Nate's Project)
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This week Josh and Nate talk about SEO and how to get results with relatively little effort. We also get an update from Nate about his work on Product Sonar.

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EP27: B2B Case Study: Customer.io + Crowdfunding Round

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Searching For SaaS Podcast
EP27: B2B Case Study: Customer.io + Crowdfunding Round
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This week we take a deep look into customer.io as a B2B case study. We look at distribution, getting started and how they plan to win in their market.

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EP26: Nate’s secret project and Josh’s new/old feature

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Searching For SaaS Podcast
EP26: Nate's secret project and Josh's new/old feature
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Today Nate tells us about the journey that led him to start on an MVP and Josh tells us about the Referral Rock feature that was removed a while a go and just got re-introduced.

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EP25: Deploy Empathy with Michele Hansen from Geocodio

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EP25: Deploy Empathy with Michele Hansen from Geocodio
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This week Michele Hansen from Geocodio tells us all about her startup journey and her new book Deploy Empathy. Join us for Michele’s journey and why she believes empathy is the way to build a better business.

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EP24: June Analytics SaaS from Idea to Seed and Enterprise SaaS “Fun”

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Searching For SaaS Podcast
EP24: June Analytics SaaS from Idea to Seed and Enterprise SaaS "Fun"
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Josh and Nate discuss two topics of interest. We dive into how June.so (the analytics company) went from idea to seed round and chat about all the fun Josh and his team are having with enterprise SaaS selling.

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Why we started our SaaS podcast

Starting a SaaS business isn’t easy, but it’s definitely more fun with a friend to help you along the way. Since they launched this podcast in early 2021, the most downloaded episode is Episode 4 – Why, why why? Why start this podcast, Why SaaS, Why not other types of businesses?.

Josh and Nate are avid podcast listeners who listen and learn from the best SaaS podcasts and SaaS entrepreneurs such as:

  • The Official Saastr Podcast by Jason Lemkin
  • SaaS Breakthrough
  • Nathan Latka
  • Dan Martell
  • The Saas Revolution Show by Alex Theuma of SaaStock
  • Saas Startup podcast
  • The Saas Podcast by Omer Khan of SaaS Club
  • Startup Chat by Hiten Shah and Steli Efti
 

But they truly drew inspiration from the the Software Social Podcast where their friends Colleen and Michele have created a fantastic dynamic between two SaaS founders at different stages of their business. 

Legend has it that Josh say’s this exact quote to Nate: “What do you think about starting a podcast? I’ll be Michele, you can be Colleen”.

What types of SaaS business topics are covered?

So far they’ve learned a lot about how they each approach ideation, market validation, and the mentality of building assets. They plan on covering more SaaS topics in the future like MRR, ARR, churn, onboarding, customer success, bootstrapping, co-founders, SaaS product, B2B SaaS, growth hacking, entrepreneurship, SaaS marketing, case studies, content marketing, SEO, growth strategies, being a serial entrepreneur, and marketing strategies.  All with both actionable advice and actionable insights.

While both Nate and Josh are bootstrapped, this startup chat style podcast is not exclusively about bootstrapping.

Both Nate and Josh agree that the process of sharing our journey’s as in public as SaaS founders has been both rewarding and fun. Nate approaches this whole process with a beginner’s mindset, yet he’s far from a beginner. While Josh tries to stay open-minded and is careful not to give blanket advice.

Join the guys each week for new episodes wherever you listen to podcasts. (and yes there maybe some SaaS but mostly just josh-splaining)