Integrated payments and running a modern company at SaaStr Annual 2019

January 22, 2019 Saas & Platforms
By Owen Linderholm, Senior Content Strategist
By Owen Linderholm, Senior Content Strategist

One of our favorite conferences of the year – SaaStr Annual – is almost here. It’s no exaggeration to say this is THE actionable conference for SaaS business leaders, so much so that it had to move from SF hometown to the San Jose Convention Center in order to accommodate more people.

From Feb 5-7, you can expect it to be packed with great speakers and topics, like “The Top 5 Questions Every SaaS CEO Wrestles With” from Dave Kellogg, CEO of Host Analytics and Q&As with top execs from Slack and Zoom.

Not that we’re biased, but the session we’re most looking forward to will our own CEO Bill Clerico and COO Tina Hsiao on “WePay: How to acquire a world-class $400B company.” If you’re looking for tips on selling your company, this is NOT the session. Instead, come join an authentic conversation about how WePay pursued being acquired by JPMorgan Chase in a way that maintained our agility and independence. In fact, we’re now working with our banking colleagues on technology product approaches and Chase leaders speak half in jest about WePay having acquired them. Bill and Tina will be sharing what worked, what didn’t, and practical lessons learned along the way.

WePay’s not the only payments company speaking at SaaStr. A few others are there as well and it’s a good opportunity to take a look at a solid slice of the payments market and get a feel for how things are changing and where integrated payments is headed.

If you’ll be at SaaStr Annual, ping us at to meet up, and discuss how our newest integrated payments offerings can help you. Some of our solutions give you access to customer acquisition programs within Chase’s SMB ecosystem and 5,100 branches, as well as JPMorgan Investment Banking and Treasury Services, all from a single WePay integration.

About the author

Owen Linderholm, Senior Content Strategist

Owen Linderholm is Senior Content Strategist at WePay. He has previously held content and editorial roles at Yahoo, Microsoft, IDG and the BBC.

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