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Will Your SaaS Get Acquired in 2024? Expert Outlook

April 5, 2024

Interviewee Introduction: Einar Vollset

Einar Vollset is the Co-Founder of TinySeed, a pioneering accelerator that offers a unique blend of funding, mentorship, and community for bootstrapped B2B SaaS startups. Holding a PhD in Computing Science from Newcastle University, Vollset’s academic achievements have significantly contributed to his extensive career in technology and entrepreneurship. His journey includes a notable stint at Y Combinator, leading to the successful exits of several startups, and the establishment of Discretion Capital, an M&A boutique specializing in the SaaS sector.

Vollset’s expertise spans across the startup ecosystem, from founding and scaling companies to navigating the complexities of mergers and acquisitions. His role at TinySeed reflects his commitment to providing an alternative path for startups, focusing on sustainable growth and the long-term success of bootstrapped businesses. With experience in both academia and industry, Einar Vollset brings a wealth of knowledge to his endeavors, making significant contributions to the way startups are built, grown, and supported.


In this episode with Einar Vollset, you’ll learn:

  • Einar Vollset’s journey from academia to Y Combinator alum and serial entrepreneur.
  • The founding story and mission of TinySeed as an alternative to traditional VC for SaaS startups.
  • Insights into the M&A world through Discretion Capital and strategies for SaaS acquisitions and sales.
  • The impact of market shifts on SaaS company valuations and growth strategies.
  • Einar’s views on the potential overhype of AI in the SaaS industry and its actual impact.
  • Actionable advice for SaaS founders on growth, avoiding common pitfalls, and building a sustainable business.
  • Reflections on the evolving startup ecosystem, including the rise of bootstrapped startups and the indie hacker movement.

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