More than just a startup conference series, Under the Radar is designed to match innovative startups with VP and C-level buyers at large companies to help foster meaningful sales and BD relationships.
One executive looking to connect with next-generation B2B technology providers at Under the Radar 2013 is Biren Gandhi, principal architect at Cisco, who is spearheading crucial web/mobile technology initiatives for WebEx Social, an enterprise social software offered both on-premise and in the cloud to Fortune 1000 customers. Prior to joining Cisco, he was divisional CTO of a few gaming studios at Zynga and a Sr. Architect at Facebook. Between his roles at Facebook and Zynga, Biren cofounded AdMunity, where he created a highly engaging collaborative social platform for the advertising community.
Today, VentureBeat published an interview with Biren Gandhi where he discusses:
- :: His process for vetting startups (he gets upwards of 1400 pitches a year)
- :: The types of technologies he’s looking for most
- :: The challenges he faces in adopting early stage technologies
- :: The best—and worst—pitches he’s received
To the question, “What value do you get out of Under the Radar?” he says:
“Being able to meet some of the smartest minds of Silicon Valley, hearing their ideas, and being able to engage/partner with them at an early stage are all great opportunities provided by Under the Radar.”