Byron Deeter’s portfolio includes Twilio, DocuSign, Box, Canva, Intercom, SendGrid and many more. He is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced SaaS and cloud investors in the biz, which is why Alex Wilhelm and I are more than thrilled to lead a live Q&A with Deeter on today’s forthcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live.
Deeter co-authors Bessemer Venture Partners’ 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and the annual State of the Cloud report, created the Bessemer Forbes Cloud 100 and is now the host of Bessemer’s new podcast Cloud Giants. To say this man has his head in the cloud would be an understatement.
The move over to the cloud had plenty of momentum behind it before the pandemic struck, which has only served to speed up that transition even more. With businesses across almost every industry moving to the cloud, and startups clamoring to get a piece of the pie, Deeter has a unique perspective on what it takes to win big in this market.
We’ll chat with Deeter about what he looks for in SaaS and cloud startups, both subjectively (founder qualities) and objectively (metrics), and which trends he foresees in the year ahead.
I’ll also Q Deeter about his investment in Team SoloMid as anyone who knows me knows I can’t resist a good discussion about esports, especially considering that investment is a bit of an outlier in Deeter’s portfolio.
Of course, Alex and I won’t be the only ones asking questions. Extra Crunch Members are more than encouraged to submit their own question (you can do that ahead of time using the link below), which we’ll pass on to Deeter during the conversation.
You can catch the chat live at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST today or watch it on demand right here. (Pro Tip: That link will also take you to the full library of all Extra Crunch Live episodes of the past, which include conversations with guests such as Mark Cuban, Roelof Botha, Aileen Lee, Charles Hudson, Max Levchin, Zack Perret and many, many more.)
If you’re not yet an Extra Crunch member, what the hell are you waiting for? You can sign up here (and you really should!).
Below are links to add the event to your calendar and to save the Zoom link. We’ll share the YouTube link shortly before the discussion: