The Founder's Books: Must Reads for Your Scaling Journey

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We are Andrea Ratzenberger, Kevin Sartori, and Thomas Kessler, our passion is building and scaling B2B SaaS companies. We scaled companies like Auterion, Locatee, Sherpany, and Moments that Matter and coached over 100 B2B SaaS startup founders. The three of us combined, raised over $ 100m and hired over 300 people.

In our journey as founders, we are learning from different sources, and among the most enlightening have been books๐Ÿ“š.

However, the world is brimming with thousands of business books, each carrying valuable insights to enlighten our entrepreneurial voyage. Yet, we all have limited time, and not every book is relevant to each stage of our journey.

Recognizing this dilemma, we've crafted a powerful new collection: The Founder's Books.

Imagine opening a treasure chest filled with nuggets of wisdom from leading authors in the startup industry. This is more than a booklist:

  • It's based on the Founder's Benchmark used by over 3,000 founders worldwide
  • It's a curated collection of crucial books that have been instrumental in our scaling journey.
  • Each book in the Founder's Books collection is a practical guide filled with robust strategies and real-world examples, specifically chosen to equip you with the knowledge you need to surmount challenges and unleash growth potential.
  • But we've gone even further. In our ๐Ÿ“– Summaries and Key Learnings section, we've taken the time to distill the core wisdom from each book into concise summaries and key takeaways. No more investing endless hours sifting through pagesโ€”we've done the legwork for you.

How to use it?

  1. If you haven't downloaded the Founder's Benchmark yet, you can get it ๐Ÿ‘‰ here.
  2. Complete the Founder's Benchmark and identify your strengths and weaknesses (the dimensions in which you progressed most or least)
  3. For your weaknesses, access the books in the Notion database we share with you once you are registered, or just click on the link to each book in the Books PDF.
  4. Get an overview by reading the summary and key learnings from the book to decide if it can help you with your current challenges
  5. Implement your learnings and move the the next stage ๐Ÿš€

Access your free copy of the Founder's Book collection now and stay tuned for more updates as we collectively shape the future of B2B SaaS scaling.

Giving back

  • If you like the Founder's Books, share it with other founders who can benefit from it, post it on Linkedin or Twitter, and leave a 5-star rating on Gumroad.
  • If you need help scaling your company, we offer a customized assessment of your company, provide actional recommendations tailored to your progress, and 1:1 guidance to reach your next milestone fast and without trial and error. Feel free to reach out to us via Linkedin. We are looking forward to having a chat with you about how we can support you.
  • Follow us on Linkedin, here are our profiles: Andrea, Kevin, Thomas.
  • Subscribe to our weekly newsletter with Saas founder stories and practical tips, from founders to founders.
  • Check out our latest project: Home of SaaS - the ultimate collection of curated resources for SaaS founders.
  • Last but not least, we are happy to receive your feedback on how to improve the Founder's Books.
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A curated Notion database with books for each stage of the B2B SaaS Scaling Benchmark that helped us scaling our B2B SaaS companies. Including author, Amazon link, summary and three key learnings.

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The Founder's Books: Must Reads for Your Scaling Journey

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