BREAKING: GTMfund re-acquires Gross sales Hacker, rebrands as GTMnow

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Ey? It’s not a Friday, what are you doing in my inbox?

Nicely we’ve obtained some thrilling information!

We re-acquired Gross sales Hacker and are relaunching it beneath GTMnow, the media extension of the GTMfund!

For these of you who don’t know, my associate Max Altschuler, based Gross sales Hacker in 2013 and ran it for five years (I joined SH later within the journey) earlier than it was acquired by Outreach the place it ran for one more 5 years.

Max put blood, sweat, and tears into that enterprise and we constructed one thing particular. Right this moment, it boasts a subscriber base of over 100,000 go-to-market professionals and 1000s of academic items of content material. However after a decade, it’s clear that it was time for an enormous change. 

On the similar time, now we have been engaged on the media entity beneath our GTM umbrella. It’s been selecting up some critical steam.

As former go-to-market (GTM) operators, we run our fund identical to a SaaS product go-to-market. In any good GTM, you create what’s known as a flywheel. 

Flywheels want a minimum of three pillars to work. Our flywheel movement is Fund -> Neighborhood -> Media. Every pillar helps the opposite two pillars in a number of impactful methods.

One in every of our largest strengths as a fund is our capability to faucet into our community of 300+ seasoned GTM leaders who’ve been there, accomplished that. It’s our main differentiator of a price proposition and why corporations would determine to offer us entry to their fundraising spherical. It’s the heartbeat of our fund.

By investing in our owned media, we’re in a position to exhibit the worth of our community and our fund superpowers to a far-reaching viewers of operators, founders, and potential founders. After they look to lift cash, we’re high of thoughts.

It additionally permits us to place our GTM chief LPs on a pedestal and showcase their information, permitting them new and thrilling alternatives of their careers. Hopefully, different GTM leaders see the impression right here and need to be part of us. Each added GTM chief LP permits us with one other node performing as extra deal circulate, extra diligence, extra connections to potential hires we are able to place at our portfolio corporations, and extra experience to straight assist our portfolio corporations. 

Our present portfolio corporations prefer it as properly as a result of we’re in a position to promote them organically and supply them with much more academic materials that they will take again to their GTM orgs and motion on. After all, our portfolio corporations get a a lot deeper degree of assist and engagement from us past this, however each little bit helps. 

The extra we develop the media asset, the extra eyeballs we get and mindshare we obtain from the subsequent wave of top-tier founders. Our objective is to be the defacto useful resource for all issues B2B SaaS go-to-market. 

That is what Gross sales Hacker was for the Inside Gross sales {industry} when Max bought it to Outreach in 2018. Our acquisition of Gross sales Hacker and subsequent rebrand/relaunch to the brand new GTM media asset offers us with a tremendous content material catalog and built-in, engaged viewers.

The whole lot we do is about long-term success of the fund. This implies investing in infrastructure to get essentially the most out of our unimaginable community. Which means sourcing the perfect offers throughout all B2B SaaS, getting entry, and supporting in a significant approach. 

With out our funding on this degree of infrastructure, the community alone won’t ever be sufficient. That is our moat. It additionally means we don’t want media to be a income producing exercise, so we are able to solely do what’s greatest for our viewers, not what makes brings in essentially the most sponsorship {dollars}.

For present GTM Newsletters subscribers (such as you!) nothing will actually change past increased high quality content material and a centralized place to eat all of our of GTM content material (e-newsletter, visitor articles, podcasts, reside occasions, and so on.)

The acquisition of Gross sales Hacker and relaunch beneath GTMnow will likely be regarded again on as an vital milestone on our path to changing into well-known industry-wide as a marquee fund. 

Keep tuned for the official website launch of GTMnow on August fifteenth.

Thanks, as all the time, for rocking with us.

Barker ✌️

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