Collaborative software is so popular right now, but the space is also incredibly cluttered. It can be difficult to rise above the noise, but Coda has managed to do so with funding of $ 140 million and a valuation exceeding $ 600 million.
So it goes without saying that we are delighted to hear Coda CEO Shishir Mehrotra and Madrona investor S. Somasegar invest in the company’s Series C in an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch. Live.
Soma is Managing Director at Madrona, responsible for investments in Snowflake, UIPath, Coda, Pulumi, Seekout and more. It invests in a wide range of categories, including machine learning, next-generation cloud infrastructure, the future of work, robotic process automation and more.
Prior to Madrona, Soma spent 27 years at Microsoft as Senior Vice President of the Developer Division. He has experience as both an operator and an investor and will have a lot of wisdom to share on the episode.
Mehrotra, on the other hand, has built a pretty massive business that not only has grown well, but is in direct competition with giants like Google. Coda is a collaborative documentation / spreadsheet software that seeks to adapt to G Suite. Prior to Coda, Mehrotra was an executive at YouTube and prior to that held senior positions at Microsoft working on Windows, Office and SQL Server.
We’ll talk to these two about fundraising for a product like Coda, what drew Soma to the platform, and how they work together today. We will also have an Extra Crunch Live Pitch-Off, where spectators can take the “stage” and present their products. Mehrotra and Soma will be giving their commentary live and, let’s face it, making us all better for the pitch in general.
The episode takes place on June 2 at 3 p.m. EDT / noon PDT and is available to everyone. However, only Extra Crunch members can access this episode (and the entire ECL library) on demand. If you are not yet a member, register here.
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