It’s Lonely to be Practical SaaS Founder, Even When You Are Successful

It’s lonely being a software startup founder. Even when you have a leadership team and 15 or 50 employees.

  •  Your family and neighbors don’t have a clue what you really do.
  • You can’t talk about your really hard issues or deeper questions with your employees.
  • You stopped going to local startup events with other founders and mentors because it was all about the funding.
  • You’re busy actually selling and serving customers, hiring leaders, managing people, and growing yourself too. You don’t get out much.
  • Local CEO peer groups are nice but they don’t get the SaaS game at all.

Growing a company is always really hard. And it’s harder without the support of trusted advisors who have played your specific game before.

It’s harder without being part of a trusted group of peers that are going through the same crazy hard stuff you are experiencing.

Founders with big VC funding can buy advice and support. And they are part of a club that hangs out together to support each other.

But there isn’t as much support for practical founders out there who aren’t raising big money and spending their equity to buy serious help.

That’s why I started Practical Founders Peer Groups.

It’s been going great for the founders. And I love curating the groups, moderating our monthly meetings, and being a 1-1 advisor to every founder.

I’m starting a new Scale group in September for serious SaaS founders with software businesses between $1M and $10M.

For these SaaS founders who are turning into real CEOs, this is a journey to manage new internal challenges:

  •  hiring and developing leaders
  •  scaling new growth channels
  •  evaluating practical funding and acquisition offers
  •  improving operations and visibility
  •  coordinating bigger teams with culture and some process
  •  and growing yourself as the CEO too.

Right now I have 6 practical SaaS founders in the US and Europe who are ready to be part of my next group and get started.

I’m looking for 2 more great-fit SaaS CEOs who want to be part of it.

This is the last founder peer group I’m going to create. That will make 4 groups with 32 founders and that’s all I can do. This is a “last call.”

If you’re one of these founders, in North America or Europe, who wants to work on your business with other practical founders like you every month…

Learn about Practical Founders Peer Groups at

The FAQs explain who is and isn’t a good fit and provide all the details.

If you are interested in being part of this Practical Founder Peer Group with 7 other serious practical SaaS founders heading to $10M in revenue, simply apply today, and let’s talk.

You can send me a DM here on LinkedIn if you have questions too.


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