E1150: Creating a better presentation software, competing with PowerPoint, Keynote & Google Slides & achieving great design with Pitch CEO Christian Reber | Rising Stars of SaaS 9

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Show notes:
1:09 Jason welcomes the haters & intros Pitch CEO Christian Reber & compliments his prior startup Wunderlist
5:51 Why German’s produce great task-management software & premium products, focus on design
13:31 OurCrowd – Sign up for a free account at https://www.ourcrowd.com/twist
15:05 Trying to buy back Wunderlist from Microsoft
20:06 Pitch’s key differentiators from PowerPoint, Keynote & Google Slides, why decks have gotten a bad rep
25:51 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
27:22 Raising $50M from great investors – why did Pitch raise that amount? How many engineers does it take to build a best in class product
31:44 DocSend, balancing privacy with analytics data, thoughts on pricing
39:08 Pipe – Start trading on Pipe free for 12 months at https://pipe.com/twist
40:31 Live video collaboration, importance of varied & usable templates
47:53 Pitch’s little big details, optimizing UX, Littlebigdetails.com, Tesla talk
55:43 GTM strategy for bottom-up SaaS, learning from Slack’s acquisition, keeping focus with product teams, maintaining culture as a 2nd time CEO/Founder, work from home

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