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All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks.

If you want to watch previous BoS Talks, you can access all of the publicly available ones from here, listed by year. The more recent talks will link to the video of the talk, a transcript, the speakers slides, any follow up online AMAs and attendee notes. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses.

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Why We Turned Down a $100 Million Sale | Guy Mucklow, PCA Direct | BoS Europe 2016

Why We Turned Down a $100 Million Sale | Guy Mucklow, PCA Direct | BoS Europe 2016

Guy Mucklow, Co-founder, PCA Direct

Guy and his co-founder Jamie Turner founded Post Code Anywhere in 2000. Like many self-funded, profitable businesses, they had a steady stream of investors knocking at their doors but never had any interest in taking the money or selling. Last year, they were considering how they should grow a big data startup, Triggar, they had started together. Should they fund the startup with the profits from PCA Direct or sell their profitable business and use the funds to focus on Triggar? Initial conversations with an investment bank about strategic options turned into offers for the business and months later they were a whisker away from selling PCA Direct for close to $100 million. Guy discusses why they pulled out of a deal costing them a significant amount of money and time, the danger of being sucked into a process (albeit willingly), and why he feels that keeping the business was the right decision for shareholders, customers and the team.

Slides, Video, Notes & Transcript below

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How We Almost Messsed Up Trello | Michael Pryor, Trello & Paul Kenny, Ocean Learning| BoS USA 2016

How We Almost Messsed Up Trello | Michael Pryor, Trello & Paul Kenny, Ocean Learning| BoS USA 2016

Michael Pryor, CEO, Trello and Paul Kenny, Ocean Learning.

Michael Pryor is CEO of Trello, the tool that helps entrepreneurs organise their businesses and lives. He’s also the co-founder and President of Fog Creek Software, sits on the board of Stack Exchange.

In this interview, with Paul Kenny, Michael talks about some of the things he got wrong building Trello and discusses the reasons things went wrong as well as what was done to get it right.

Video & Transcript below

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Join us online: Bridget Harris and Peldi discuss remote working and more…

Join us online: Bridget Harris and Peldi discuss remote working and more…

Join Bridget Harris, (YouCanBookMe) and Peldi (Balsamiq) to discuss remote working and more…

Bridget’s, YouCanBook.me has grown since 2011 from tens of customers, to now booking in over 750,000 appointments monthly. Watch Bridget speak at this year’s Business of Software Europe on investors, remote working, inclusivity, hiring and more here with notes and transcript.

Peldi runs Balsamiq, home of easy mockups, with a team of great people spread around the globe. Here he is talking about growing up, reluctantly, at last year’s BoS USA. Both Bridget and Peldi are longtime friends of BoS and both have a passion for building businesses that dare to be different.

Thursday 24th November, 1600 GMT

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