Patrick Campbell was a 22-year-old Google employee when he was first diagnosed with cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy, he went into remission. Five years later, nodules started growing in his lymph nodes. At 28, his cancer had come back. He’s cancer-free now, but his diagnoses have indelibly shaped his journey as a founder.
“I wouldn’t have jumped into startups unless I had gotten cancer,” Campbell says.
The serious health issues he experienced in his twenties, while scary, helped him prioritize and inspired him to take risks.
In 2012 at age 24, Campbell founded Profitwell, which provides subscription analytics, retention and pricing solutions. Today, more than 30,000 companies – including Canva and MasterClass – use Profitwell products. ProfitWell was acquired by Paddle in a deal valued at more than $200 million.
On Jan. 18, Campbell will host a Founders Network global keynote where he’ll talk about his 10-year journey growing his company to where it is today – and the challenges he encountered along the way.
In his webinar, Campbell will discuss:
Opening Remarks @ 10:00am PT
Join us for opening remarks with Dina Fattom, Member Success Manager at Founders Network, to get the latest updates from the Network and opportunities for getting involved.
Keynote Speaker @ 10:10am PT
Patrick Campbell is Chief Strategy Officer at Paddle and former Founder and CEO of ProfitWell. Prior to ProfitWell and Paddle, Patrick led strategic initiatives for Boston-based Gemvara and was an economist at Google and the U.S. intelligence community.
Over 30,000 companies including Canva, Autodesk, MasterClass, and Notion use ProfitWell’s products to measure and automate their subscription revenue growth. Paddle, a payments infrastructure provider for SaaS companies, acquired ProfitWell in a deal valued at over $200M.
Stage-Based Roundtables @ 11:00am PT
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Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about us here