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Why do Startups Fail? Lessons learned from a 500 Mentor with Dan McGaw #134 [ Startups ]
Episode 13413th August 2021 • SaaS District • Akeel Jabber | Horizen Capital
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Dan McGaw is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and CEO of, an analytics and marketing technology consultancy as well as a SaaS platform,

Dan is also a 500 Startups Mentor and has previously started the first business accelerator in Orlando. He’s a thought leader in the MarTech world and a CXL instructor on the topic. 

Dan previously served as the Head of Marketing at Kissmetrics as well as worked as a CMO consultant for a number of high-growth companies, implementing tools, offering support, and analyzing their data. 

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 The Financial Due Diligence Framework Course (CODE: SAASDISTRICT for $100 OFF)
  • 01:02 - Intro
  • 01:24 - Dan’s Background & Past Ventures Until
  • 05:04 - How does Dan Measure his own Leadership Success?
  • 06:54 - TopIndicators of Successful & Unsuccessful SaaS Companies
  • 08:45 - Advice Dan Would Tell His 25 Years Old Self
  • 10:02 - Biggest Challenges Dan’s Facing Right Now?
  • 13:02 - Instrumental Resources for Dan’s  Success
  • 14:58 - What does Success Mean to Dan Today
  • 16:58 - Get in Touch With Dan



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