I'm the Founder & CEO of CourseKey, a vertical software company focused on trade schools. We've become the largest software provider in the space over the last few years.
Cutting to the chase, I'm obsessed with SaaS -- vertical SaaS to be exact -- and spend a TON of time thinking about it (reading/writing/consuming), operating (running CourseKey), investing (observing/evaluating), and advising (Atomic.vc & others) in the category.
This is where I share my thoughts. Feel free to subscribe to my newsletter on vSaaS, follow me on twitter @lukesophinos, or just check out some high-quality books, videos, and more!
Currently reading Amp It Up by Frank Slootman. Long list of great books I've consumed and loved here.
Spending some time on the SaaStr course - how to grow your SaaS business from $1M to $10M ARR. Other solid videos I love here.
Linear - A Newsletter on all things Vertical SaaS. Also writing a thread a week on my twitter page.
CourseKey.com - CourseKey started as an idea on a piece of paper in my college dorm room and has grown to become the largest provider of education management software to vocational colleges in the U.S. Supporting 200+ businesses, 100,000+ students, and backed by ~$25M in venture capital.
Occasional, small angel investor. A few include Joy (Series A), Microacquire (Series A), Betr (Pre-Seed), 305 Ventures (Fund 1). Also investing in all the public vertical SaaS companies such as Mindbody and Procore.