Combining the Power of SaaS & Community

Oct 7th, 2021 @11:40 am
There are a lot of directions you can take when it comes to growing a SaaS business. Most SaaS products are used by businesses for serving their users better. If your SaaS product creates enough of a differentiating user experience to become the preferred way for consumers to engage with a business, then your SaaS product can actually become a marketplace as well.

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Speakers

Prashanth Chandrasekar

Prashanth Chandrasekar is Chief Executive Officer of Stack Overflow and is responsible for driving Stack Overflow’s overall strategic direction and results. Prashanth is a proven technology executive with extensive experience leading and scaling high-growth global organizations. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rackspace’s Cloud & Infrastructure Services portfolio of businesses, including the Managed Public Clouds, Private Clouds, Colocation and Managed Security businesses. Before that, Prashanth held a range of senior leadership roles at Rackspace including Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rackspace’s high growth, global business focused on the world’s leading Public Clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Alibaba Cloud, which became the fastest growing business in Rackspace’s history. Prior to joining Rackspace, Prashanth was a Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank, focused on providing Strategic and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advice for clients in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industries. Prashanth was also a Manager at Capgemini Consulting where he managed Operations transformation engagements and consulting teams across the US. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Eng in Engineering Management from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Maine. Prashanth is married and has two children.

Whitney Sales

Managing Partner Acceleprise Ventures
Whitney Sales is a Managing Partner at Acceleprise Ventures, a B2B SaaS accelerator and Seed fund and creator of The Sales Method. Prior to Acceleprise, Whitney was instrumental in bringing four companies, LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater, and SpringAhead, to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list.

Combining the Power of SaaS & Community

There are a lot of directions you can take when it comes to growing a SaaS business. Most SaaS products are used by businesses for serving their users better. If your SaaS product creates enough of a differentiating user experience to become the preferred way for consumers to engage with a business, then your SaaS product can actually become a marketplace as well.

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