Manish Goyal is the Founder & CEO of Friendbuy, a SaaS platform powering referral programs for e-commerce disruptors such as Dollar Shave Club, Away, ClassPass and Casper, and Fortune 100s such as Walmart, Intuit and Disney. Manish is about to embark on a VC roadshow, and is sharing his presentation with us. He gets to practice his pitch, while you get to wear your VC hat (or your Shark Tank suit!). So bring your questions and help him prepare for the next phase in the Friendbuy journey. And for those of you curious about bootstrapping a SaaS business to the point of raising a Series A, feel free to ask him about that as well.
Manish began his career in enterprise software after graduating MIT with a Bachelors & Masters in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering. He would describe himself as a startup junkie, an actor and an aspiring filmmaker (check out his short-film Call Center!). In 2010, Manish founded Friendbuy to pursue a novel B2C concept and raised a small seed round. When that idea didn't take flight, what followed were years of experimentation and pivots towards the SaaS B2B platform that Friendbuy is today.