Founding Principles vs. Scaling Principles

A session at Business of Software 2012

Peter will share the big lessons he learned as a two time entrepreneur in founding and building Mimecast into an organization that now employs 330 people (and counting), 6,000 customers (and counting), $50 million revenue (and counting). His role in the organization has changed significantly over time. Peter will discuss some fundamental ways his role as a founder/leader has evolved in this journey and the major differences between the Founding Principles of the business and the Scaling Principles.

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Peter Bauer

Co-founder & CEO, Mimecast

Peter founded Mimecast in 2003 along with CTO, Neil Murray. With the support of angel investors, loyal customers, a strong management team and latterly venture investment, the company has enjoyed 8 years of continuous growth. Mimecast puts companies back in control of the corporate email Hydra and has been an innovator in the field since inception – they were the first company to offer a SaaS solution for corporate email for example. It has over 6,000 customers globally.

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Date Mon 1st October 2012

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