Kakul Srivastava is an award-winning entrepreneur whose mission is building companies that empower creators, grow communities and create great customer experiences. Currently CEO of Splice, Kakul was previously Vice President of Creative Cloud Experience and Engagement at Adobe. Prior to that, Kakul was the Vice President of Product & Marketing at GitHub, helping empower the world’s largest community of coders, while building a high growth enterprise business.
Earlier in her career, Kakul helped build some of the most iconic consumer tech products -- Adobe's Photoshop line of software, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and WeWork Commons. She was also the founder and CEO of Tomfoolery, Inc., a venture-backed start-up dedicated to improving how teams work, which was bought by Yahoo in 2014.
Kakul’s success as a technology executive is founded on her deep Product Management experience and her ability to forge cross-functional relationships that enable companies to build great products and customer experiences. Her superpower is in combining technical competence with empathy and humility, and a passion for building great teams.
Kakul is a graduate of MIT with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and also holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is a sought-after Board Advisor for her direct and human-centered approach to solving complex problems in technical and mission-driven start-ups and nonprofits. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.
Specialties: Strategy Development, General Management, M&A, Strategic Investments, Product Management, Product Marketing, Social Software, Operations Management, Organizational Design and Development, Customer Care, Community Management, Growth Management, Process Design.
Building the Future of the Music Business Through Strategic Investments
October 11, 2022, 3:00:00 PM
With the rise of the independent sector, Web 3, music creation tools, AI, and more, the music industry is evolving faster than ever before. This panel, which features some of the industry’s most savvy C-Suite leaders, examines various strategies for identifying investment opportunities to propel the business forward. Whether it’s identifying up-and-coming entrepreneurs who have the potential to shake up the status quo, or investing in infrastructure and artists, each of these panelists has a proven track record in making successful bets on the music business. This panel offers a unique view into their individual strategies and what they all think the next big thing will be.