Announcing 4 More Speakers at SURGE

Announcing 4 More Speakers at SURGE

September 18, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

Sign up for the 2 for 1 discount and get your ticket when they’re released next week.

With tickets going on sale next week, it’s about time we announce a few more SURGE speakers. It’s a rather eclectic bunch, just take a look…

Ray Chan – Co-founder – 9GAG


What started as a “fun side project” for Ray is now a website visited by 80 million people every month. 9GAG might be your one-stop site for humorous titbits, but it’s not a laughing matter – it’s big business.

In fact, in 2012 it totted up $2.8 million in funding. Unlike some user-generated websites that have faded into oblivion (Digg, we’re looking at you), 9GAG has remained relevant by putting the audience first. In the wise words of the man himself, “The trick is simple: always care about your users the most. Your customers are your users, not advertisers or investors”.

Shashank ND – Founder & CEO – Practo

Announcing 4 More Speakers at SURGE

Shashank is the founder of Practo, a company who boldly declare that they are “on a mission to help mankind live healthier, longer”. With a Series C funding round of $90 million, it looks like Shashank has the means to achieve his mission.

Girish Mathrubootham – Founder & CEO – Freshdesk

Announcing 4 More Speakers at SURGE

Keeping customers happy is a breeze thanks to Girish and his company, Freshdesk. Since it began in India in 2010, it has grown into a worldwide company and has been trusted by the likes of 3M, Honda and Hugo Boss.

Saul Klein – Investor

Announcing 4 More Speakers at SURGE

Saul was a partner at Index Ventures for over 6 years. He has a knack for spotting successful business opportunites in the tech industry, recently co-founding Kano and Seedcamp. Before this he was the co-founder and CEO of Lovefilm International, which would go on to be acquired by Amazon.

Don’t miss these guys at SURGE. Sign up for a 2 for 1 code – tickets on sale this week.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.