Hi, my name is Dan Martell, a serial entrepreneur, husband and athlete from Canada.
Today I’m an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and coach to over 1000+ SaaS founders, including clients like ClickFunnels, Proposify, and Carrot.
But life wasn’t always this way…
When I was just 15 years old, I found myself in a high-speed chase with the cops.
And I nearly didn’t make it.
After my rough start, I thought I’d try building a tech company — FAILED.
At 19, I started a hosting company — failed at that too.
Then I went into consulting for 3 years.
I hated it.
Only years later, things turned around for me…
At 24, I started my first successful company called Spheric Technologies. But before I succeeded, I almost crashed Spheric into the ground…
I’d bootstrapped the company from the ground up. But in spite of all the growth, we were starting to stagnate.
No matter what we did, we couldn’t identify our biggest opportunity to kick-start sales.
Everything was disorganized. We were fumbling around in the dark. And we were throwing money at the wall to see if anything would stick.
The bottom line was this:
I was stuck in a rut where I was stressed out, working 100 hours a week, and operating on 3-to-4 hours of sleep per night… and I had nobody to turn to for the critical advice every SaaS founder needs to know about.
On any given day, I would wonder:
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
I ask, because there’s a lot of dead-wrong information out there. It can confuse you and it can divert your focus from where it actually should be.
The good news is, if you’re a SaaS founder looking to ramp up sales, increase retention rates, and smoothly build up your team, there are answers.
And over time, with the help of the right mentors, books, and advice, I believe I’ve found them.
I broke through the revenue ceiling with Spheric Technologies, sold my company for a lucrative exit, and took a year off.
That year I built my first home, bought a wakeboard & a jacuzzi, and finally got a taste of what I thought at the time was the founder’s “dream life”.
Fast forward a few years, and I had built and exited two more companies (Flowtown and Clarity.fm).
Knowing precisely how rocky my journey was. Knowing how many awkward mistakes I made along the way…I wanted to “pass on the torch” by helping someone else get there in half the time — with fewer scars and horror stories.
Which is why I created SaaS Academy and why I share all of what I’ve learned on this website, and on my YouTube channel. So if you’ve found value in my content, it’s my honor to help you scale up your SaaS business.
And if you’re interested in working with me and my team more closely to experience even further SaaS growth, I’d like to invite you to book a Growth Session with one of my Scaling Specialists.
On the call, my team will work with you to uncover your #1 growth lever, develop a 3-step action plan to get you results ASAP, and see if more hands-on coaching (like joining us in SaaS Academy) is right for you at this time.
Let’s make today a major turning point in your journey as an entrepreneur.
Dan “always growing” Martell
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