DEC. 14-16th, 2021
An efficient developer-first go-to-market is something many developer startups desire. From Twilio, to Datadog, to Snyk - the merits of low-cost user-to-user marketing, short sales cycles, and product-led growth are undeniable.
Through a combination of keynote sessions, case studies, and panels, we’ll guide you through the multi-pronged approach that companies take to build a product loved by developers, and sold to the enterprise. Hear real stories from seasoned developer-first startup founders and GTM leaders, and leave with a better understanding of the 3-phase go-to-market framework.
Tues. Dec. 14th
Developer Discovery & Early Dev Product Design
The best founders and early product teams marry vision with usage data and feedback from early users. They listen with open minds, but always with the knowledge that some voices are all wrong. Taste and judgement matter and make the difference between surviving and shutting down. In this DevGuild session, our speakers and panelists will offer a framework for efficient Developer Discovery and Developer Product Design.
PRESENTATION: VP Product, Vercel Kathy Korevec
Wed. Dec. 15th
Ramping To Repeatable Revenue
Congratulations, you’ve got developer love, an expanding community, and you’re ramping to repeatable revenue – only you can’t seem to truly leverage this momentum, what’s wrong? In this DevGuild session our speaker and panelists will offer a founder-focused blueprint for enabling hyper efficient product-led growth at your early stage startup.
PRESENTATION: Product Evangelist & Coach, Amplitude John Cutler
PANEL: Join Netlify cofounder and CSCO Christian Bach, Apollo GraphQL cofounder and CTO Matt DeBergalis and Figma's Chief Customer Officer Amanda Kleha in conversation with Avo cofounder and CEO Stefania Olafsdottir
Thurs. Dec. 16th
The Enterprise Leap: Timing, Proving, and Scaling
There are two challenges every developer startup faces when navigating the leap into enterprise: understanding when your company is ready, then taking the leap and proving that you are ready.
In this DevGuild presentation, investor, advisor, and Heavybit alumni founder Adam Gross will outline his framework for when and how much to invest in your enterprise GTM. Adam will share target benchmarks around total revenue, average deal size, how your community is shaping up, and how technically ‘enterprise ready’ your product is, that you can use to understand how you stack up to others who have successfully made this leap.
After his presentation, Adam will then moderate our finale fireside with Postman founder and CEO, Abhinav Asthana. This will be an honest and open conversation about the challenges founders must confront and overcome when making their leap into the enterprise.
DevGuild is a community and event series featuring the CEOs, founders, and top execs at leading developer, infrastructure, and B2B SaaS companies defining the future of software development.