Submitted by South Cap
SaaS companies continue to be a huge growth market in the IT sector and more entrepreneurs are building their start-ups to serve the software on a subscription basis (as a service). Software delivered as a service has many benefits to both company and customer including: more affordable, fast implementation, and great visibility into customers.
Laura Lederman, who is co-head of technology investing at William Blair & Co. will lead off with an overview of what she sees in the market, followed by a panel of 4 successful SaaS company entrepreneurs/leaders discussing their approaches to building a SaaS company. Panelists are:
Jesse Lipson, Founder/CEO, ShareFile
David Spitz, President, ChannelAdvisor
Steve Wiehe, CEO, SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI)
Joe Colopy, CEO, Bronto
After the entrepreneurs, we will have a short panel of VC's who actively invest in SaaS companies:
Jason Trevisan, Polaris Venture Partners
Roger Krakoff, Cloud Capital Partners
Michael Ramich, Frontier Capital
Paul Grim, Sunbridge Partners
Here's a link to the event: http://eseriesseptember2011.eventbrite.com/
Hope to see everyone there!