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Confused about which KPIs matter to SaaS companies and investors? Come join fnMembers David Ordal, founder of ExaVault, Jeremy Almond, founder of PayStand and Jake Loveless, founder of Edgemesh and VC Scott Coleman of Ignition Partners as they share the best metrics to track and share for SaaS companies.
My passion – and my area of expertise – is building technology companies. I’m currently CEO of ExaVault, a business file sharing company. Previously, I’ve worked as VP of Engineering at Huddler.com and as CEO/CTO at CyberSense.
I am well versed in both the technical and managerial aspects of fast-paced, agile software development and the lean startup methodology.
I maintain a bliki (blog+wiki) at www.startupcto.com, which contains a brain dump of the practical, hands-on lessons that I’ve learned while developing tech startups.
Jeremy has spent the last 15 years in the tech-industry as a serial entrepreneur, startup adviser, and occasional investor. Jeremy has helped dozens of B2B companies drive adoption of digital commerce, and is still an active board member at a number of fintech companies.
He started his career in technology as an engineer at nanotech startup Digital Instruments, which was acquired by Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO). At Veeco he led architecture, helping the company shrink massive computers down to devices that now fit in our pockets. He also led their global ERP implementation (15 years ago) where he got his first glimpse into the challenges of enterprise payments.
He’s been thinking about how to use technology to innovate in B2B financial services ever since. Jeremy holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California and a Masters in Business from the University of Massachusetts.
Over 15 years of experience in developing and operating large scale telecommunications and Cloud computing companies, with a particular focus on Financial systems.
Prior to Edgemesh , I spent 3 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Lucera, the financial services infrastructure company , serving as CEO from it’s formation through initial growth. Today, Lucera is the recognized leader in the industry and operates the largest Software Defined Network within financial services – covering 24 countries on 6 continents. Prior to Lucera I was a senior partner and head of fully automated trading at Cantor Fitzgerald and Company.
Today I help run Edgemesh, a next generation web acceleration company. At Edgemesh we’re helping companies measure, optimize and accelerate their customer web experiences. Our adaptive client side optimization platform uses data from real user metrics to automatically tune and optimize web page loading across all devices and geographies. Edgemesh enabled sites run 2-10x faster – all with a single line of code added to the site. Find out more at https://Edgemesh.com
Scott joined Ignition as Business Development Partner to help portfolio companies identify and win customers and partners on a global scale. Scott has spent 20 years working at the intersection of technology and finance, and has worked with startups and large companies on partnerships, go-to-market, acquisitions, and investments. Scott’s prior roles in leading Microsoft Startup Growth Partners, Bank of America’s Technology Innovation Portfolio team and Morgan Stanley’s Technology Business Development team have placed him at the forefront of how software-defined infrastructure, devops, advanced analytics, cyber, and digital transformation are changing our notion of the tech stack and how enterprises source and consume solutions.
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