Karthik here. I have been running startups for close to 10+ years now and have learnt a bunch. Now, I'm helping people launch their ideas.
Currently, I'm working on a few products. First, a Shopify-like platform for Marriage Bureaus in India. Second, WhatsApp based CRM for Indian SME's.
I also have an exit under my belt, we exited Ridingo to CarzOnRent. Post the exit, I have been toying around with ideas in the Social Networking and Machine Learning Space one of them is ModelChimp, which is like Github for Machine Learning engineers.
If you are thinking of starting up or have started up and would need help with product building, bouncing ideas, GoToMarket, pitch deck review, or brain storm on B2B sales strategies feel free to reach out to me.
I also teach people how to meditate & manage their own minds. If you would like to attend one of my sessions, feel free to drop me a line on Whatsapp.
HOW CAN I HELP ?
If you are looking at starting up, but not too sure where you need to start, we could work together and help you ideate, validate, build, launch and acquire paying customers within 6 weeks.
PROBLEMS TO SOLVE
Coming up with a problem could be hard. But over the years, there are a few frame works that has helped me.
BUILDING AN MVP
Building an MVP now is pretty easy. There are a bunch of no code tools like Wix, Webflow, Bubble that can be used to build your within a couple of days.
VALIDATING THE IDEA
Paying customers are your biggest validation (unless you are building a Social App) that you are solving a painful problem.
Acquiring the right customer is crucial to ensuring that your product succeeds. This means defining the ideal customer profile and reaching out to them via the right channel.
Pricing the product right is critical, unless you are a funded startup who is looking at capturing the market with a low price.
Once you have the problem statement validated, we can help you build a product and launch it to market.
Startups that I've founded, scaled & exited.
Ridingo was a P2P ride sharing platform that was acquired by Carzonrent.
ModelChimp is like Github for Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
ModelChimp is an open source product that is being used by developers at companies such as Marble.io, Observe AI, HBS Med School and 25 other Deep Learning & Machine Learning startups.
Helping Chiropractors, Spas, Yoga Studios reduce their no-show.
Appointment Reminders sends out Whatsapp messages or text messages (SMS) to your customers, so that they come in on time.
Shopify for Matrimony Bureaus in India.
95% of the marriages in India are arranged, by either a relative, a friend or a community broker who lack an online presence. We help them with a Shopify like platform that will help them go online and scale their business.
STARTUPS I WORKED WITH
The Answers You Need
WHY ME ?
I come with a vast experience in both the technology & management side of the business. Not only can I help you build the product , but can also help you with idea validation, go-to-market, product management and more.....
HOW AM I DIFFERENT FROM AN AGENCY?
Unlike a consulting agency, I wouldn't just take your requirements and deliver on what's being asked for. Rather, using my entrepreneurial experience, I will be working closely with you helping you validate your assumptions, validate the market and much more, before we start building the product.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT BUILDING THE PRODUCT?
I take a very iterative approach to product building and speed of launch is something that is the key area of focus. The idea is to get the product to customer as fast as possible with the minimum features to validate the problem statement and also get a few customers to pay.