What is SlideShare?
• Slide is the world’s largest community for sharing
• Upload and share your presentations on SlideShare.
• SlideShare supports PowerPoint, OpenOffice &
It also supports PDFs, Ms office, iWorks docs.
• SlideShare is also known as YouTube Of PowerPoint.
• SlideShare was launched on October 4, 2006.
• Rashmi Sinha-CEO & Co-Founder
Rashmi focuses on product strategy and
Jonathan Boutelle-CTO & Co-founder
Jon is responsible for building and
scaling SlideShare. He was the
Brainchild behind SlideShare, and
wrote the first version of the site
Amit Ranjan- COO & Co-Founder
Amit heads SlideShare's Delhi office.
He focuses on product management,
content and community.
• Find presentations on any topic
• Use for research or business purposes
• Improve your presentation skills
• Impress prospective employers & colleagues
• Find friends or make professional contacts
• Embed SlideShare widgets on blogs, wikis &
• Create webinars, recorded lectures, musical
• Add SlideShare to your LinkedIn, XING and
• Participate, vote and win prizes in contest
• Use SlideShare on mobiles devices
• Use the free SlideShare API to create cool
mashups and custom apps!
Some Features of SlideShare
• Branded Channels
• Zipcast= slides+ video+ audio+ chat
• In February 2011 SlideShare added a feature
called Zipcasts .
• Zipcasts is a simple, fast and social web
• It works in any modern browser.
• First web conferencing product that does not
require a download
• Drive viral traffic
Channels, AdShare, LeadShare
• In 2009, SlideShare launched two business
services- LeadShare and AdShare
In 2010, SlideShare launched Branded Channels
• Channels: A branded channels allows a business
to reach and engage with SlideShare community
in much deeper manner
• AdShare: Lets you get targeted views of your
• LeadShare: Lets you capture customer leads
through your contents
A company could have a Branded Channel,
get more targeted views of their
content (using AdShare) and capture
customer leads (using LeadShare)
You not only get engagement with social
media but also fulfill concrete business
The way they work
At SlideShare, they practice agile software development, which is
an iterative way of writing software. Instead of writing reams of
product specs and then building that over several months, we have
weekly cycles. We make a plan at the beginning of each week,
execute it, see how customers react, and then make more changes.
Every Monday morning, we start
with a scrum meeting. It's like a
rugby huddle—everyone in a
circle. Each person has a few
minutes to say three things: what
you did last week, what you'd like
to do today, and what you need
from somebody else to do the
To manage software
development, we use a
program called Pivotal
Tracker that keeps us
all on the same page. I
always have Pivotal
Tracker open on my
computer. Every team
has its own queue
listing its assignments.
You can see when
someone finishes a
task and the work has
been approved. Both
the San Francisco and
Delhi offices use
We also use Skype and
webcams to communicate.
When you can see each
other, there's more of an
World’s Best Presentation Contest
The first contest SlideShare ever
hosted, the first World’s Best
Presentation Contest 2007.
Participate, vote and win prizes in contest
The current list of SlideShare's investors
includes Venrock, David Siminoff and Dev
• Majority of SlideShare visitors are of business
• Some of the notable users of SlideShare
include The White House, NASA, World
Economic Forum, State of Utah, O'Reilly
Media, Hewlett Packard and IBM.
• SlideShare's biggest competitors
include Scribd.com, Issuu and Docstoc.
• On may 3,2012 SlideShare announced that it
was to be acquired by LinkedIn.