Shalendra Chhabra, a startup veteran, is VP of Product and Marketing at Discuss.io, a consumer-connection platform for market research. Previously, he served as the General Manager of Text-a-Pro/Direct Business at Pro.com, Director of Marketing at Indix, Product and Marketing leader at Clipboard (acquired by Salesforce) and Swype (acquired by Nuance for $102.5 million). Prior to that, he served as a Program Manager at Microsoft for 5 years, helping to ship Junk Email Filters and Zune music (now called Xbox Music). Shalendra also led multi-million dollar fund-raising efforts for the Microsoft Giving campaign. He was a top finalist at the Microsoft Loaned Executive Program in 2010, and TechCrunch/Charles River Ventures’ hunt for a VC Apprentice at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2012. Shalendra has an Erdős number of 3. Shalendra obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside, where he was one of the key contributors to one of the world’s most accurate spam filters, CRM114, currently shipped in Debian Linux. In total, Shalendra has helped build, ship, and market products that have touched more than a billion lives.