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Freemium Business Model: YouSendIt and Citrix/Podio

Join us Aug 9th at YouSendIt's world headquarters for presentations by YouSendIt and Citrix/Podio. Enjoy networking, hors d'oeuvres and a chance to get your specific questions answered. We have opportunities for Sponsors and are open to suggestions for speakers & topics. (See below for more information.)

What Our Speakers Will Talk About

Both speakers this month are deeply involved in pricing and product decisions for their services. They will talk about their pricing models and how they drew the line between free services and premium services. Those of you that want to do some "homework" can check out the Podio Pricing and the YouSendIt Pricing pages.


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

7pm-7:15pm: What's new in Freemium— Videos, cartoons, questions & audience participation

7:15pm-8:15pm: Speaker Presentations

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

8:45pm-10pm: Raffles and prizes, networking, wind down


Mihir Nanavati, Vice President, Product Management and User Experience, YouSendIt

Mihir is responsible for defining and driving the YouSendIt product strategy, including product roadmap development, product management and user experience organizations. He has nearly 18 years experience in Freemium, cloud based services and business model innovation.

Prior to YouSendIt, Mihir held leadership positions for Adobe Systems, Adobe IT and Tata Unisys, Ltd. He holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business and a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Bombay, India.

Ryan Nichols, VP of Apps, Citrix/Podio

As VP of Apps at Citrix/Podio, Ryan Nichols is responsible for driving adoption of Podio, a social collaborative work platform through the Freemium model. Prior to Podio, Ryan worked at cloud-startup Appirio, SAP, Intuit and McKinsey & Company. He studied economics at Williams College and holds an MBA from Stanford University.

MODERATOR: Cynthia Typaldos, Founder, Kachingle Premium

Cynthia is the co-inventor of Kachingle Premium, a bundling platform for cloud applications. She previously was a software developer at Bank of America, and Director of Software Product Management and Marketing at Sun Microsystems. She also founded GolfWeb and RealCommunities before starting Kachingle. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and MIT.


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 $100 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 5 paid. To register your Sponsorship, please contact [masked]. Thank you!

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  • Angela H.

    Great discussion - check out the video

    August 16, 2012

  • Charlotte M.

    Hey! Did you know that you can access all of this evening's Freemium Meetup information, including speaker presentations, handouts AND videos in the Pages section of this Meetup Group? Just go here:

    August 13, 2012

  • Hendrik van der M.

    Great meetup

    August 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent meetup. Great guests and a fantastic crowd. Great way to meet new folks and listen to interesting ideas.

    August 10, 2012

  • Eric M.

    Great content and good networking too. Thanks so much for organizing this event. I'll be back.

    August 10, 2012

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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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