About Sean Power

(Sean’s speaker bio & pictures can be found here)

The Short Short Story

Sean Power is a startup executive, advisor to founders,  internationally published author, and often speaks on topics relating to technology and business.  He advises early stage startups, with a particular focus on media and SaaS business models, and is passionate about businesses that revolve around data, analytics, music or gaming.

The Short Story

Sean Power is a startup advisor, internationally published author and marketer which means he rarely gets sleep.

He is the co-founder of Watching Websites, a boutique consulting firm helping startups, VCs and incubators overcome issues and accelerate their businesses through customer development and measurement.  His company highlights include working closely with and/or advising companies such as Akoha (launched at TechCrunch 50 and TED), PostRank (acquired by Google), CoTweet (acquired by ExactTarget), Sampler, Dishcrawl, The New Hive and KISSmetrics.  He is an active mentor for both Highline VC and the Google incubator program in Toronto.  He was involved for a number of years with Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011 for $130 million).  Prior to that, he led the online marketing & social media efforts at MTV Northern Europe.

He co-authored Web Operations (O’Reilly 2010), Complete Web Monitoring (O’Reilly 2009) and was technical editor for Troubleshooting Linux Firewall for Addison-Wesley.  Complete Web Monitoring has been translated into three languages – none of which he speaks.  He is a contributing author to the O’Reilly title Designing with Data to be released in July 2015.

Work with Sean by contacting him via email: sean at httpd dot org