Nov 15, 2021 • 46M

Operators Ep 34: Anand Chandrasekaran (Five9, SaaS Decacorn and formerly Facebook)

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I interview non-founder/VC/CEO operators that make the startup world go round
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Anand Chandrasekaran is an EVP at Five9.  Prior to joining Five9, Anand worked at Facebook, Snapdeal, Yahoo and Aeroprise.  He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and is currently on the board of Future Group India.

In this episode we talk about Anand’s childhood goal of attending Stanford, the early days of enterprise software, and his views on publicly stating goals. We also discuss cultural differences between Yahoo in the US and Snapdeal in India, what Anand learned while scaling Facebook Messenger, and why he wishes he’d known earlier about how to have a growth mindset.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Full transcript available here.