Domen Kert

Growth Mentor

Ljubljana, Slovenia (+01:00 UTC)German, Englishfrom Ljubljana, Slovenia
$99 / hour
15min30min60min
Available
20
Sessions
4.97
Rating
Expertise
Bootstrapping

I've started (and failed) at about 20 ventures, all bootstrapped, so I know what you're going thru. Let me assist, as much as I can -- which tools, the mindset, how to get to MVP, and beyond.


Technology and Tools

If you need advice on which tools to use to start your venture, e.g. when you're in the bootstrapping phase, let me know, because I've done it about 20 times.


Product Market Fit

Helping startups achieve first the problem-solution fit and next the product/market fit by making it easy (step-by-step) and logical how to do it. There's a process to this chaos. :)


Email Marketing

I've done countless campaigns, mainly as head of growth at Flaviar. Email was our primary revenue driver. Sending campaigns, setting up all sorts of automated series (retention, activation, re-activation, loyalty, etc.). There's the strategy, and there's the nitty-gritty of email marketing (copy, structure, etc.)


Growth Hacking

A buzz-word for sure. The surest growth "hack" is ensuring you've got a product/service people want/need; and then ensuring proper distribution. There are no gimmicks that will help you grow long term. Empathy always works. :)


Outbound Marketing

Once you've got problem-solution and product/market fit we can talk about scaling, and this is where outbound marketing comes it. From social media ad campaigns, to search ads, etc; Setting up the proper funnel, offer.


Mindset Coaching

A proper mindset is *fundamental* to growing your startup. A startup consists of a few individuals only, so the mindset part is much more important compared to a traditional company. This is my favourite topic to discuss and mentor at the moment, as it is not widely discussed enough, and crucial to success. You can't fail if you have the "right" mindset -- as cliche as it sounds. :))


Mentor Toolkit
Hotjar
over 5 years of experience

I've been using Hotjar to analyse my landing pages and user behaviour since 2015, so I know a thing or two how to set it up and how to make the best use of its data.

Unbounce
over 5 years of experience

I've probably created about 30 landing pages and full-blown websites using Unbounce since 2015, so I'm pretty well-versed in it. Let me know how I may help.

LinkedIn
over 2 years of experience

I've set up a couple of campaigns within LinkedIN, so I can certainly help you out. I'm not an expert in this field, but I have enough experience to help you set up the campaign, but, most importantly, since I've been doing CPC for 10 years, and growth as well, help you setup your campaigns right.

Facebook
over 10 years of experience

I've been serving ads to countless people around the world for nearly a decade and have spent over $1M in ad budget. If you need to brainstorm on how to do a Facebook/Instagram campaign, or need specific advice, I'm here for you.

ManyChat
over 1 year of experience

I've done a couple of messenger flows using ManyChat, so I can definitely help you out. Setting up welcome series, campaigns, etc. Just say the word and I'll zoom it out with you.

Mailchimp
over 10 years of experience

About 10 years of experience with MailChimp. Millions of e-commerce and other type of email campaigns sent with it, so pretty proficient. From automations to drips, etc.

Resident Mentor
500 Startups
World
- present

I have been a startup growth marketer since 2012. My first serious role was as head of growth at Flaviar (YC S14 batch), where I had to set up a growth machine from scratch to achieve lighting-fast growth — from $1k to $500k MR within 15 months. Later I joined a cosmetics e-commerce for a short sting, where I was chiefly responsible for doubling their revenue in less than 3 months — from $150k to $300k MR.

Startups
Growth Consultant
Domen Kert
World
- present

I have been a startup growth marketer since 2012. My first serious role was as head of growth at Flaviar (YC S14 batch), where I had to set up a growth machine from scratch to achieve lighting-fast growth — from $1k to $500k MR within 15 months. Later I joined a cosmetics e-commerce for a short sting, where I was chiefly responsible for doubling their revenue in less than 3 months — from $150k to $300k MR.

Startups
Digital Agencies
Head of Growth
Flaviar
New York, United States of America
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I have been a startup growth marketer since 2012. My first serious role was as head of growth at Flaviar (YC S14 batch), where I had to set up a growth machine from scratch to achieve lighting-fast growth — from $1k to $500k MR within 15 months. Later I joined a cosmetics e-commerce for a short sting, where I was chiefly responsible for doubling their revenue in less than 3 months — from $150k to $300k MR.

Startups
B2C
E-Commerce
Reviews (7)
Andrei Vlasov
1 session
31 Jul 2020

Had a great session with Domen. We covered user/customer emotions and why it's important to understand them. It was also very useful to get an opinion on some challenges and frustrations I have and get a different perspective. Wish we had more time! Highly recommended.

Ed W
1 session
13 Jul 2020

Very actionable takeaways from the call - Domen helped me understand on a deeper level that I've been overthinking and just need to take action, and also a system from thinking about outreach and continuing to refine the product. The mindset has been one of my biggest mental blockers, so it was a very clarifying call!

Tom Dickens
1 session
5 Jul 2020

I had a call with Domen to challenge and reinforce my Cold Email strategy. He quickly understood our context and provided actionable feedback on my plans, I will definitely be checking back in with him to help optimise the next campaign.

Jamie Frew
1 session
11 Mar 2020

Domen is engaging and highly proficient start-up and growth hacking expert. He was able to add a huge amount of value to our team and business in a short period of time. I would highly recommend him!

Nicolas Sartor
1 session
17 Feb 2020

Domen is a very friendly and helpful guy that I can recommend to anyone who is looking for advice in the B2C sector. Since my problem was in B2B I can only give him 4 stars in knowledge, but he gave me useful recommendations and links to literature in Growth Hacking. Looking forward to exchanging further ideas with you!

Balazs Farago
1 session
7 Feb 2020

Hey Dom is a real startup ninja. :) Very relaxed and think twice before speak. If you have a problme with product market fit problem I think he would be a great person to start a conversation with. He will understand what you are talking about and could give professional advice independently from which industry are you in. I got some links where I could learn more about the processes what I am looking for. We had a 45 minutes session and I got a homework for a whole week. Looking forward to continue our dialogue. Thanks Dom!

Michael Hoeft
1 session
16 Jan 2020

He looks like he's 25, yet he talks like he's 75. Domen has a wealth of knowledge and is humble, yet whip-smart. He helped me tackle a few limiting beliefs that I didn't even realize I had while also helping me with both replicable sales and marketing avenues to look at as I figure out my Product Market Fit & Go-To-Market Strategy. What I have is working ok for a lifestyle business, yet he gave me some insight and tools that can allow me an opportunity -- if I go after it and have some good winds at my back, a bit of luck, and an awesome team -- to potentially grow a substantial startup. I will definitely reach out to him again for his counsel here.