The first edition of SaaSBooMi, Asia’s largest SaaS Conference for founders and by founders is announced to get organized at Chennai on the 18th and 19th of January, 2019 at Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort. Over 300+ SaaS founders curated from across the APAC region are expected to participate. SaaSBooMi will feature product showcase, workshops on go-to market strategy and investor-readiness sessions. It will bring together some of the best minds in the Indian SaaS industry who will share their stories straight from the trenches.
SaaS Boomi is being led from the front by Girish Mathrubootham, Founder & CEO- Freshworks, Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO- OrangeScape and Krish Subramanian, Founder- Chargebee. Also on board in an active role are Vinod Muthukrishnan, Founder- Cloud Cherry, Suresh Shankar, Founder- Crayon Data and Manav Garg of Eka Software.
Speaking on the event’s vision, Girish Mathrubootham, Founder & CEO of Freshworks said, “Freshworks’ success has proved to the world that an alternate model to build a global SaaS company is possible. A bunch of like-minded founders from Chennai, Bangalore and Singapore came together to make this model public knowledge by sharing deep operator knowledge in a trusted SaaS founders-only closed group. That is SaaSBoomi for you. This is our #PayItForward contribution to the ecosystem. This is how great ecosystems like Silicon Valley were built.”
“This will be an exclusive, founder-centric event, flavored by real conversations and meaningful networking. We plan to make it immersive and deep, provide real learnings that can be quickly implemented by SaaS founders. The reason we are hosting this event in Chennai is because the city is already the SaaS Capital of India,” said Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO of OrangeScape.
“The transformation of the software industry to the SaaS model is a huge generational shift that is accelerating faster globally. The transformation of the Service Industry to a Product Industry is extremely important in the next decade of automation. There are a few of us who have learnt the playbook of scaling SaaS globally the hard way and are sharing our tribal knowledge in various forms. But we believe that a conference at this scale organized by the founders to share each other’s learnings and mistakes will act as a catalyst to the ecosystem,” said Krish Subramanian, Founder & CEO of Chargebee.
According to Gartner, SaaS of the cloud market, and its revenue is expected to hit $85.1 billion in 2019, growing at a rate of 17.8% compared to the previous year.
Chennai has evolved to become the country’s SaaS capital, boasting over 13,000 people in the workforce and over a billion dollars in revenue. As of September 2018, Chennai’s SaaS sector has raised about $500 million in funding, with most big players generating more revenue than their funding.
Some of the prominent Speakers at SaaSBooMi include:
1. Aneesh Reddy, CEO & Co-Founder of Capillary Technologies
2. Ashwini Asokan, CEO & Founder of Mad Street Den
3. David Thompson, CMO of Freshworks (ex-CMO of WebEx) from California
4. Girish Mathrubootham, Founder- Freshworks
5. Kumar Vembu, CEO of GoFrugal Technologies
6. Manav Garg, CEO & Founder of Eka Software
7. Pallav Nadhani, CEO & Founder of Fusion Charts
8. Ritesh Arora, Co-Founder of BrowserStack
9. Shekhar Kirani, Prolific SaaS investor, Partner at Accel Venture Capital