Past Meetup

Freemium: Pascal Finette, Mozilla & Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase

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2440 West El Camino Real Suite 101 · Mountain View, CA

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Join the Freemium SF Bay Area Meetup Group ( this month for presentations by Mozilla and Couchbase 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.)

What Our Speakers Will Talk About

Information on last month's presentations is here. (

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

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.

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


Pascal Finette (, Director of Mozilla Labs, Mozilla (

@ ( ( @mozilla (

Pascal and his incredibly talented team of engineers are working on inventing the future of the Web. Pascal loves technology and believes that the Internet is deeply impacting mankind. He got started on the Net before there was a web browser, founded a couple of companies on the Internet, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group, consulted a bunch of entrepreneurs on their strategy, operations and invested into startups. But most of all – he simply loves to do cool stuff on the Web and work with great people.

Bob Wiederhold (, President & CEO (, Couchbase (

@bobwiederhold ( @couchbase (

Bob has over 25 years of high technology experience. He served as Chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million. Bob held several executive general management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, which he joined in 1985 as an early stage start-up and helped to grow to more than $1.5 billion during his 13 years at the company. Bob also headed High Level Design Systems, a successful electronic design automation start-up that was acquired by Cadence in 1996. Bob has served on both public (Certicom, HLDS) and private company boards (Snaketech, Tality, Transitive, FanfareGroup).

MODERATOR: Cynthia Typaldos (, Founder Kachingle (

@typaldos ( @kachingle ( @freemiumsfbay (

Cynthia is the co-inventor of Kachingle Premium, 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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!