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
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
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
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.