The Number 1 Thing I learnt at HubSpot! Speaking with Peter Caputa IV on Building $6million ARR in six years at Databox

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Peter is the former VP of sales at the CRM platform HubSpot, he reported directly to the CEO and started when they had just 100 customers! Listen in to this episode as he breaks down and shares the number 1 strategy he learned from Hubspot which he now uses at his current company, Databox. He also discusses the importance of data-driven decisions as well as how Databox differentiate its product from others on the market.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It has taken Databox just 6 years to go from zero to close to $6.2 million ARR
  • Databox’s go-to-market focus is around being a ‘freemium’ product. They rely on customers paying to upgrade to further services.
  • Demand for Databox’s product is mostly created via organic SEO and recently they have added some outbound and brand-building techniques such as Podcasting.
  • Companies produce so much data just from operating, Databox enables companies to have visuals of all their data on a central platform.
  • Performance focus in management is how Peter believes HubSpot scaled so quickly. He said the culture meant that almost everyone ‘had a number on their head’. There was always a process to check each and every thing that was being done throughout the organisation.
  • Empowering people to own their pieces of the business is one of the most important lessons Peter learnt at Hubspot and something he built Databox foundations on.

BEST MOMENTS

 “The trick with our product -vs- other freemium products is customer-dashboard software, every customer set-up process is unique”

“A big proportion of our customers are marketing agencies and consultants who use the software to report results to clients”

“It was fairly bottoms up in terms of empowering people to own their piece of the business, that was a really valuable thing for me to learn”

“Numbers are pretty important when it comes to finding those opportunities and whether they work or not”

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