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‘Entrepreneuring’ Company Growth: Lessons Learned Growing from $0 to $1 Billion in Payments Volume
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‘Entrepreneuring’ Company Growth: Lessons Learned Growing from $0 to $1 Billion in Payments Volume

Growing a company from ‘napkin’ stage to Growth stage requires tremendous resiliency. As much as there are best practices and ‘playbooks’, many of the milestone moments happen before you know that they are upon you. A company’s ability to respond to these milestone moments is critical to the success of the enterprise.

4/23/2015
When: Thursday, April 23rd
5:00-7:00pm
Where: Bohemian Biergarten
2017 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado  80302
United States

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Growing a company from ‘napkin’ stage to Growth stage requires tremendous resiliency. As much as there are best practices and ‘playbooks’, many of the milestone moments happen before you know that they are upon you. A company’s ability to respond to these milestone moments is critical to the success of the enterprise.

In this talk, Recurly co-founder and CEO, Dan Burkhart and CTO, Renato Mascardo will discuss their journey building Recurly, the subscription billing management platform now used by thousands of companies (like Dish, Amazon, Groupon, AccuWeather) from scratch to a company now processing billions in transactions per year.

KEY TOPICS 
- Foundation 
- Reflections on Target Markets
- Staffing characteristics at various stages of growth
- Criticality of hiring 
- The importance of investing in Company Culture
- Identifying what moves the needles 
- Aligning Sales, Product and Engineering to deliver on the Promise
- Self-awareness of the changes occurring within the company 

Architecture maturity at various stages
- Monolithic prototype→ 1-3 yr SOA → 3-10 yr SOA
- Making non-emotional technology decisions 
- Keeping up with the “-ilities” 

Execution, quality and pace
- The Sucker Punch - The ‘Coming of Age’ SaaS outage
- Shift in how things are built 
- Moving into a “matrix organization” 
- Reactive and leaning in 
- Unit and Automated testing 
- Timeboxing 

Join us for a transparent, humorous and valuable evening of lessons being shared from the trenches of company building. Beers and Snacks will be served. 

 

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