Sr. Execs from Atlassian, Basecamp, Box, Hubspot and Slack among other 'Featured Speakers’ set to share insights on building a successful SaaS business

LOS ANGELES – Feb. 1, 2018 – Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of accounting automation software provider BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), has been invited to deliver a keynote as a ‘Featured Speaker’ next week at SaaStr ANNUAL 2018 (SaaStr) in San Francisco. Additional Featured Speakers on the agenda include senior executives from other leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies including Atlassian, Basecamp, Box, Hubspot and Slack.

Ms. Tucker will give her presentation, entitled “Busting the Myths About Startup Success,” on Thursday, Feb. 8th, drawing on her experience building BlackLine into a market leader and becoming one of the first female tech company founders to take her company public. In the session, Tucker will discuss what it takes to build a successful tech company, highlighting the most common myths behind success and why they may be holding some entrepreneurs back.

SaaStr ANNUAL is one of the largest conferences in the world uniting the global B2B SaaS community. This year, over 10,000 founders, senior executives and investors are expected to attend. The conference will take place Tuesday to Thursday, Feb. 6th – 8th, at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. For more information or to register, go here.

A recognized leader and inspiration for other entrepreneurs looking to excel in business, Tucker has spoken several times at leading universities including Harvard, Columbia and NYU, as well as at many industry and investment conferences. She and BlackLine also have earned many awards and accolades, including ‘CEO of the Year’, ‘IPO of the Year’ and ‘Europe Deal of the Year’ awards in just the last year.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralising and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize enterprises.  Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance and Accounting by centralising key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities. BlackLine helps companies modernise accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.  To date more than 2,800 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney servicing its 14 global locations.For more information, please visit


Ashley Dyer
Sr. Public Relations Manager
P. 818.936.7166