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Freemium: David Weekly,; Lincoln Murphy, 16 Ventures; Stephen Osborn, Law, Sixteen Ventures and Osborn McDerby LLP present at Freemium SF Bay Area Meetup Group this month about the many aspects of working with a Freemium business model. Enjoy networking, hors d'oeuvres and a chance to get your specific questions answered by professionals knowledgeable in Freemium. We have opportunities for Sponsors and are open to suggestions for speakers & topics. (See below for more information.)

To view last month's presentations and video, please click here.

For ongoing information & great updates on Freemium check out our Freemium Blog!

What Our Speakers Will Talk About

Our goal is to expand, illuminate, educate and foster relationships in the Freemium/Premium Marketing arena. To that end, we find top quality speakers on subjects of interest to entrepreneurs and business people in diverse market segments.

Speakers will share their knowledge of marketing and monetization, their personal relationship with the Freemium business model, and their experiences of what works and doesn’t work.

We hope you will join us for excellent food for thought, tips, and a chance to get your specific questions answered.


David Weekly, CEO of

@dweekly @Ohanagram

Ohana lets parents safely and easily send visual newsletters of their kids to trusted family and friends. Prior to Ohana, Mr. Weekly was CEO of Gaston Labs, which Business Insider labeled one of the hottest 25 Silicon Valley companies to watch! Another of Mr. Weekly's previous success stories is PBworks (formerly PBwiki), which he created and turned into one of the largest Internet collaboration companies in the world, with more business and educational workspaces than anyone, including teams at half the Fortune 500 and clients like RBC, Facebook, Deloitte, and the United Nations. Mr. Weekly coded the first version of the product, and as CEO built up a team of 25+ (including a top-flight engineering team, enterprise sales, support, and marketing organizations, and ultimately hiring an accomplished CEO), raised $8m+, and headed the company's product, engineering, and IT operations. In November 2011 Mr. Weekly moved to a chairman / advisory role.

Lincoln Murphy, Managing Director

Sixteen Ventures,

@lincolnmurphy @16v

Lincoln has worked with several hundred Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Web App, and Software companies — of all sizes and stages — around the world helping them generate profitable and scalable revenue models, accelerate customer acquisition, increase customer retention and reduce churn, and significantly expand (profitable) revenue over customer lifetimes. When it comes to Freemium, Lincoln has been a vocal opponent not of the model itself, but of buying into the hype. He's the author of The Reality of Freemium in SaaS and has been featured in Inc. and Fast Company magazines. He is a sought after speaker at worldwide industry events, including Freemium Summit for his work on Freemium.

Stephen M. Osborn, Partner

Osborn McDerby LLP

Steve is a business-minded attorney who keeps up with changing business strategies, including Freemium. He recently participated on an educational panel discussion, Ins & Outs of Crowdfunding: Getting Capital for Your Startup. Steve has broad-based corporate law and management expertise. A graduate of Georgetown law school, he has dedicated his career to helping growing businesses. He regularly advises public and private companies on general corporate, transactional and finance matters. Steve specializes in mid-market merger and acquisition transaction, and has experience advising clients on exit strategies, market analysis, business and deal structures. Prior to Osborn McDerby, Steve founded Mariposa Law & Strategy, a law firm focused on providing strategic legal advice to businesses.

MODERATOR: Cynthia Typaldos, Founder Kachingle

@typaldos @kachingle @freemiumSFBay

Cynthia is the co-inventor of Kachingle, a turbocharged App monetization platform, including bundling, distribution, billing and co-marketing. She previously was a software developer at Bank of America, and Director of Software Product Management and Marketing at Sun Microsystems. She founded GolfWeb and RealCommunities before starting Kachingle. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and MIT. Her passion is internet bundles and micropayments.


6:00pm-7:00pm: Networking, hors d'oeuvres

7:00pm-7:20pm: Freemium introduction & sponsor statements

7:20pm-8:15pm: Speaker presentations

8:15pm-8:45pm: Q & A moderated by Cynthia Typaldos, Kachingle

8:45pm-9:00pm: Raffles and prizes, wind down, networking

9:00pm-10:00pm: Networking


Members, send us Speakers! We are actively looking for speakers to be on our monthly panels. If you would like to be considered or have any suggestions for speakers, please email Cynthia Typaldos at [masked], or contact us through Meetup's email capability.

Sponsorships Available: In order to help members achieve visibility and cover costs of food and room rental, we offer two Sponsorships Levels: Venue Sponsor and Premium $250 Sponsor. Sponsors are highlighted on this Freemium SF Bay Area Meetup site, on the Sponsors & Past Sponsors Pages, honorable mention by Cynthia Typaldos—Moderator, before the presentation, and more. We limit Premium Sponsorships to the first three (3) paid. To register your Sponsorship, please contact [masked]. Thank you!

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Our Sponsors

  • Kachingle

    Bundling and billing subscription platform for SaaS Apps.

  • Yammer

    Hosting and speaking our January 2014 Meetup

  • Zuora

    Promotion of the January 2014 Freemium Meetup

  • Hacker Dojo

    Usually our venue host 599 Fairchild Dr Mtn View when in Silicon Valley

  • Osborn | McDerby Law Offices

    Partial sponsor when we are in SF at NextSpace

  • NextSpace

    Usually our venue host when we are in SF

  • OpenVPN

    Previous Food Sponsor

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