In the beginning, MicroConf was a small group of bootstrapped founders hanging out for a couple days in Las Vegas. We’d been hosting our podcast for more than a year and it was obvious that getting together in real life, while a financial risk for us, was the next step in building out a viable community.

Putting together the first couple years of speakers was easy - the pool of successful bootstrapped SaaS founders was very small, and we had our fingers on the pulse of who could make a huge impact for our attendees.  

One of those early leaders was Dan Martell.


For nearly a decade, Dan has been attached to some of the best and brightest names in SaaS. Founders of AgoraPulse, Carrot, Proposify, Click Funnels and WebinarNinja to name a few.

With three exits under his belt (Spheric Technologies, Flowtown, and, plus having a prolific angel investment portfolio of more than 40 startups (including Intercom, Udemy, Intercom, and GetAround). And with a passion for supporting the founder ecosystem, Dan has created an enormous amount of value for SaaS founders looking to accelerate the growth of their companies.

After receiving constant requests for advice and mentorship, Dan launched SaaS Academy back in 2015. And since then he and his team have coached over 500 SaaS founders through the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial roller coaster. 

Here’s what Matt at UpLaunch had to say:

"We cracked 500k ARR after working with Dan for only 6 months. A huge milestone for us and we wouldn't be there without his help.”

While there are many startup business coaches, Dan is someone we recommend for founders that are above $10k MRR and are looking for something beyond what we offer through MicroConf...

Namely, coaching in a group environment with ongoing support so you’re never stuck, always have expert advice to turn to, and have someone to hold you accountable to your strategic plans.

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level through ongoing advice and accountability, book a growth session with one of Dan’s SaaS Scale Specialists today and map out a 3-step action plan to get you results as fast as possible.

- Rob Walling

Ps. Dan was one of the experts who dropped knowledge at our second event back in 2012 with his talk on Growth Hacking.