Being an Ally who brings purpose, happiness and productivity to work via OKRs with Vetri Vellore of Ally
19 May 2022 • 78 minutes
Founder & CEO, Ally
After his 14 years career with Microsoft, Vetri Vellore started Chronus, an enterprise mentoring platform which got acquired by a PE firm. He later started Ally, an OKR software, which he scaled from a team of 15 to 250+ in less than 3 years, helping 1000s of customers in bringing purpose, focus and happiness to work and unleash productivity gains of 2x to 4x.
Ally had raised series C funding and was on the path to further scale up and raise another round at a Billion dollar plus valuation. That’s when Microsoft approached them, resulting in an acquisition within 3 years of starting Ally, at a revenue multiple close to 100x.
Tune in to learn what it takes for the transition of an engineer who used to work on the transport layer of the Microsoft operating system to a business person who built a modern operating system for running a company, who’s on a mission of helping unlock human potential, as Suresh Sambandam deep dives into OKR practice, M&A nitty-gritty and more.
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