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Join New Zealand’s SaaS business community and grow faster, together.

The home for people working and investing in kiwi software-as-a-service firms.

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Hours of pro bono community knowledge transfer
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What is kiwiSaaS?

It just takes the right people, a computer and an internet connection to start up a SaaS company. But growing a globally-focused SaaS business can be challenging. It can be tough scaling one alone.

Inside our kiwiSaaS community you will find others like you. People with a common purpose who are determined and willing to put in the hard yards. Our members know that their chances of success are higher if they can learn and grow together.

Our community is free to join and it’s where we can safely share our knowledge and experiences with each other. Paying it forward is what drives kiwiSaaS growth.

Our kiwiSaaS whakatauki is:
Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua.
Those who lead give sight to those who follow. Those who follow give life to those who lead.

Why join kiwiSaaS?

kiwiSaaS is owned, led and driven by its members. We regularly connect members through our range of events: the annual ‘Southern SaaS’ conference, guided delegations of NZ SaaS companies to SaaStr in the US, our monthly ‘kiwiSaaS Learning series,’ and our ‘Kiss My SaaS’ and ‘Byte My SaaS’ peer-to-peer networking experiences.

With your involvement, we are making kiwiSaaS a community driven by insights and data.

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What's our ‘end game’?

The SaaS sector is relatively new and has not been recognised separately from the rest of the ‘ICT,’ ‘High Tech’ or ‘Tech’ industry. We are changing this by:

Creating an identity or ‘single source of truth’ for the SaaS sector. By contributing, anonymising and aggregating our business data, kiwiSaaS is starting to tell our story about the value and growth that SaaS contributes to New Zealand’s economy.

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Strong data informs all elements of the kiwiSaaS public-private initiative, including our pilot benchmarking programme.

Join kiwiSaaS Central today!

kiwiSaaS Central, our online community home, is LIVE!

It's a safe space where we solve our everyday SaaS challenges together.

Here's what kiwiSaaS members are saying about kiwiSaaS Central:

“A great place to pose a question and have a wide range of people respond and help to answer it. It's also opened up some great Go To Market discussions with other Kiwi SaaS companies I may not have been connected to or know to reach out to. Being able to locate other nearby SaaS GTM people to network with is so helpful with our more remote ways of working these days.”

“kiwiSaaS Central has been great to meet and chat with people across the industry. We get input into issues we're facing, and do the same for others in areas where we know a thing or two”

kiwiSaaS Central is FREE to join for people working in SaaS businesses and for active investors in NZ SaaS companies. It's the only place to:

-Ask questions, post challenges, and have your peers help solve them.

-Access exclusive curated content including the library of kiwiSaaS ‘Need to Know’ webinar videos.

-Connect with other kiwiSaaS members, both local and international.

-Access member-only kiwiSaaS events.

Insights from our community help us to connect you with like-minded people who are best placed to help you on your learning journey. You’ll have access to a range of online and in-person networking opportunities tailored to your individual needs – saving you time and leaving none of your connections to chance.

What does our future community look like

Our latest kiwiSaaS community initiatives:

Tap into your own private and secure SaaS benchmarking dashboard to learn how your business benchmarks against others at the same stage of growth. Gain insights into what SaaS ‘best practice’ looks like and focus your scaling efforts with the support of other community members who can share their ‘maths of SaaS’ knowledge with you. Our Pilot Benchmarking programme has been running in 2024.

'Product Match' Mentoring Programme. Our pilot programme, created in conjunction with Product Aotearoa, has matched early stage SaaS founders with experienced Product Managers for ongoing mentoring conversations.

Join a local chapter – we provide like-minded members with the tools and support they need to find, meet up and join forces with other SaaS people in their local area.

Currently 6 kiwiSaaS Local Chapters are operating in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Bay of Plenty, Nelson and Dunedin.

Access the most useful SaaS content available - as recommended by your peers. Save yourself time and effort trawling the web for the best articles on a SaaS topic by visiting our curated content library. You’ll also have free access to recordings of our past kiwiSaaS Learning sessions, the exciting new 2022 kiwiSaaS Webinar series, and other content requested by our members.

Expand your SaaS network ... virtually!

Online peer-to-peer networking

Online peer-to-peer networking

Our popular Orbiit ‘match-making’ service connects you with other kiwiSaaS members who are in similar roles and businesses to your own - for a monthly online discussion on topics chosen by you.

You are 'matched' based on your common SaaS interest areas and role attributes, so your conversations are always on point.

Our Orbiit programme has been up and running since early 2022, and offers a convenient and highly effective way to grow useful SaaS connections quickly!

kiwiSaaS Masterclasses

We have established a range of SaaS business skills training courses to deliver vocational upskilling and founder ‘soft skills’ education on topics identified by our members. Our current 14 courses include:

Customer Success essentials (4 courses covering: reducing churn, customer retention planning, and driving expansion revenue.)

SaaS Scaling and Sales topics (10 courses covering: first steps to Product-Market Fit, financial and market analysis, understanding scaling, the importance of the customer in scaling, RevOps, leading and hiring for scaling success, managing sales teams, operating systems and OKRs, operating rhythm and MBO, building and managing an effective Board).

Want to learn more?

Contact the kiwiSaaS community team:
Bruce Jarvis, Head of kiwiSaaS
Deanne Bloom, kiwiSaaS Marketing & Communications Director
Korey Rubenstein, kiwiSaaS Community Director
Kim Ellis, kiwiSaaS Community Events & Partners Manager
Veronica Verdonk, kiwiSaaS Community Operations Manager
Marco Ghirardelli, kiwiSaaS Product Manager

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