Pranay is a SaaS investor at Matrix Partners India. Before moving to investing, Pranay played several key roles at Freshworks including the Director of Growth Marketing at Freshworks, and managed to ramp up the marketing machinery.
He has also worked with the CEO’s office at Freshworks where he was responsible for ramping the revenues from 5 Million to 100 Million.
He comes with tons of knowledge on how marketing used to work in the past, how it works today, and how SaaS businesses should think about marketing for the future.
Pranay recommends SaaS businesses find new channels where their target audience hangs out as early as possible. There is no single marketing strategy or channel that will always work. It is necessary for businesses to find their “distribution edge”.
The BTS Podcast Episode 10 has Pranay sharing several nuggets of marketing wisdom.
Tune in to watch the full podcast.
1:24 – Building a SaaS company: Then and Now
3:46 – The challenges that businesses face today
4:35 – Optimizing costs for lead-gen
7:56 – Praise-worthy examples of SaaS brand marketing
9:15 – How Freshworks turbo-charged up the SaaS revenue engine
13:45 – Winning the confidence of enterprise customers
19:19 – The Freshworks van that drove to 11 roadshow venues
26:34 – How to measure the RoI of non-standard events
28:03 – Indicators of Product Market Fit and Business Market Fit
33:05 – Founders should become students of sales
34:35 – Indian SaaS advantage
39:41 – Rapid fire
2:34 – How Wiz reached $100M ARR in 18 months? Techcrunch