Spenser Skates is the CEO and Founder of Amplitude, a web & mobile analytics platform that helps growth and product teams understand user behavior.
Spenser founded Amplitude in 2012 to meet the analytics needs of the next generation of product and growth managers. He and his co-founder Curtis Liu built Amplitude to enable product leaders to discover the behaviors that drive retention, engagement, and revenue.
Spenser first discovered the need for a better analytics solution while working on Y Combinator startup Sonalight, a voice recognition app for Android, which led to his idea for Amplitude. He realized that existing analytics tools didn’t scale well for mobile and weren’t flexible or powerful enough to deliver more than vanity metrics.
Prior to Sonalight and Amplitude, Spenser worked as an algorithmic trader for DRW Trading Group and also explored a few smaller startup ideas. He has a B.S. degree in Bioengineering from MIT and is a two -time winner of MIT’s largest programming competition, Battlecode.
Spenser is excited to discuss user behavior and how you can use analytics to drive growth and retention. In addition, he’s happy to answer questions about growing a SaaS startup. (For example, he’s made some big moves on transforming employee equity compensation).
You can follow him on Twitter: @spenserskates
He will be live on Apr 7 starting 930 AM PT for one and half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.