Manish

Startup Growth Strategy

New York, United States of America (-05:00 UTC)Englishfrom New York, United States of America
Free
15min30min60min
Available
73
Sessions
4.97
Rating
Expertise
Content marketing

I led Marketing functions at one of my startups and it was heavily focussed on Inbound Marketing and Content. Over the past 3 years I have played roles of fractional CMO at a variety of startups. Helping startups increase their brand presence and help reach out to the right audience.


Customer success

After Idea, Technology and MVP is built the primary focus has to be on Customers. This includes listening to Customers and Operating the company as geared towards Customer Success. Over the last 3 years at various startups I have played roles like part-time COO, US Sales Head and other focussed on helping startups listen to the customer voice intently. Helping the startup operate from a prism of Customer Centricity helps the startup attain hockey stick curve or pivot faster in their life cycle.


Advice on funding

I have pitched and fundraised at my own startups to the tune of 650K in seed and angel rounds. For the past 3 years I have created pitch deck, pitched in competitions, pitched for VC, Angels and Family Offices for at least 8 of my startups I work with. We have raised on last count between 1.3 Million across these companies. - Getting the right Pitch - Finding the right set of investors - Competing at large conferences and pitch competitions - Finally closing the round, term sheets and cap tables


Mentor Toolkit
Drift
over 4 years of experience

Setup a few companies on various levels of Drift. Have known the founding team for a long time. With thier Conversational Advertising introduced recently along with thier existing Conversational Marketing they are a game changer in the industry to have instant conversations.

Hubspot
over 9 years of experience

Including my own companies I have run end to end Market Automation and Sales Framework using HubSpot for a couple of startups. This includes email marketing, CRM, Hubspot Designed Landing Pages, Sales Notification and others.

Chief Thinking Officer
DSHG Sonic
Boston, United States of America
- present

DSHG Sonic was formed with the intention to help startups and small business get an advisory and service partner along their journey to handle some of the most specialized and critical functions.

Startups
B2C
B2B
Fin Tech
SaaS
Founder & CEO
A Digital Agency
New York, United States of America
- present

A Digital Agency is a web, mobile app, SEO and SMM agency helping small businesses and startups achieve their goals on growth and sales. We work with founders and entrepreneurs in defining the marketing strategy, executing each step of the roadmap and measuring and correcting the strategy as we proceed ahead.

Cannabis
Startups
B2C
B2B
Web Hosting
SaaS
Digital Agencies
E-Commerce
VP Customer Success
YuktaMedia
New York, United States of America
-

For Publishers, Yukta One platform enables end-to-end automation of Digital Ad and Revenue Operations across Display, Video and Mobile assets. For Brands and Agencies, Yukta One platform enables end-to-end automation of Engagement, ROI and Media Operations across Display, Video and Mobile campaigns. Manish led the Sales and Growth for this company across USA

Startups
B2B
Digital Agencies
Director Product Marketing
Edifecs
Seattle, United States of America
-

As a Consulting Partner and Product Marketing lead for Edifecs, Manish acts as a trusted digital partner for Healthcare Plans and Providers enabling them plan and operationalize their competitive and business goals at the same time achieving their time bound regulatory needs. Manish partnered across a wide spectrum of Healthcare organizations including Payers, Providers, Healthcare Exchanges, Accountable Care Organizations and State Medicaid Organizations

Startups
B2B
Masters in Computers and Management
University of Pune
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Masters in Computers and Double Majored in Management

Reviews (40)
Viswanath A
1 session
30 Mar 2021

Manish has got great knowledge and experience in marketing and funding aspects. Guided me very well on marketing.

Alex Wagner
1 session
15 Mar 2021

Wow. Manish gave me so many great strategies and ways to think about marketing myself as a copywriter and growth consultant. I am currently making a push to brand myself as a copywriter and growth consultant who works with tech bootcamps and accelerators and Manish gave me some killer ideas about how to approach partnerships with this ideal client base. Speaking with Manish was one of my favorite GrowthMentor chats to date. If you need clarity on growth, or are trying to figure out how to market and sell your services as a growth professional, you should book a call with Manish.

Eyram Adjogatse
1 session
13 Mar 2021

I had a really useful session with Manish. His perspective on marketing and outreach for B2B was really helpful for me to hear. It confirmed some of my hypotheses and challenged others. I'm sure it will make a big difference to my success. Thanks, Manish!

Harry Edmeades
1 session
6 Mar 2021

Very knowledgable on early stage start ups. Gave me some good advice on my pre MVP idea and good direction on things to start thinking about. Will speak again!

David Kraus
1 session
27 Feb 2021

Many thanks to Manish for taking the time to share his vast knowledge on many issues relating to start-up planning, e-commerce, and strategic planning. There does not seem to be any subjects relating to ‘getting things started’ or ‘first steps’ that Manish could not provide great advice on. I especially appreciated the discussion on the importance of brand authenticity and trust building. I do highly recommend a chat with Manish if you have a free moment.

Edwin Plotts
1 session
16 Feb 2021

Enjoyed the conversation! Manish seemed very knowledgable about technical SEO and answered my questions around review schema.

Selin Gunsur
1 session
8 Feb 2021

Amazing session. Manish was so helpful with straight to the point suggestions on my challenge. Clearly very knowledgeable in tech/start-ups and product strategy. Sees things from the client's point of view and gives advice accordingly. Definitely recommend booking a session with him!

Eyerusalem Meaza, MBA
1 session
8 Feb 2021

Very informative about the digital remittance market!

Jon Medlock
3 sessions
3 Feb 2021

Great call with Manish as always! Some super useful words of wisdom to be going away and thinking about - looking forward to our next call when we're a bit further down the line!

Rachelle Uy
1 session
20 Jan 2021

Our session was very insightful. Manish shared a lot of insights and I felt he saved us time from doing trial and errors on things that might have not worked. After our session, our path became clearer.

Mayura Satarkar
1 session
15 Dec 2020

overall fine. mostly generic advice ..nothing much valuable out of the mentoring session. But a general idea on path to growth understood.

Alkarim Shamsy
1 session
14 Dec 2020

Manish was really helpful! He drilled down into specifics and had a lot of experience and knowledge of hiring virtual teams.

Spyros Tsoukalas
1 session
11 Dec 2020

Excellent call with Manish, one of my best In 22' all we questions were fully covered, and I suddenly had a very good way of answering a question that I have been struggling with for weeks. That's what GM is for!

Jon Medlock
3 sessions
11 Dec 2020

Fantastic as always! Great catching up with Manish and running through my latest challenges, he shared with me a ton of really useful advice. Looking forward to catching up again in the new year!

Peter Murphy Lewis
2 sessions
8 Dec 2020

Manish helped me map out my first 15 podcasts interviewees and much more. Every time I talked to Manish, he delivers value. Thanks

Matthew Aylmer
1 session
4 Dec 2020

Excellent. Insightful, and to the point. Gave me a new way of looking at monetisation of our App, and gave great actionable tips.

Michael Deng
1 session
4 Dec 2020

Manish was extremely knowledgeable about enterprise selling as well as growing marketplaces, so he is the perfect mentor for me. Thanks again for a great session.

Josephine Tse
2 sessions
2 Dec 2020

Second session with Manish alongside my coworker Sandra, we were going into a couple of specific notions of financial questions as a digital nomad. Manish has been very helpful and offered to answer any of our questions whenever we need help.

Josephine Tse
2 sessions
23 Nov 2020

We need another session with Manish, haha. Had an intro call session to talk about financial advice for people living in digital nomad situations. Since he's lived it, he's very knowledgeable on many aspects and even gave us some tool suggestions. Thanks Manish!

Jon Medlock
3 sessions
13 Nov 2020

Brilliant chat with Manish! He gave me a ton of great advice to be going away and thinking about, a load of refreshing perspectives that I hadn't yet considered that could have hugely beneficial impacts on the direction we grow. Looking forward to our next call further down the line!

Alberic Db
1 session
13 Nov 2020

Manish is a true expert that really helped me to clarify my mind about my options, it was really useful. I really did appreciate my talk with him.

Akshay Sahani
1 session
10 Nov 2020

Talk about going above and beyond and being able to handle the call from multiple angel and provide on the spot solution was a huge boost. I personally believe the value from connecting with professionals like Manish adds an advantage which can only be expressed once experienced. I look forward to working with Manish for mentoring on funding again!

Sibi Murugesan
1 session
30 Oct 2020

Manish was insightful, giving me a lot to think about! Easy-going attitude was also appreciated as my questions were very early-stage ("dont know what I don't know")!

Peter Murphy Lewis
2 sessions
29 Oct 2020

Manish helped me map out a simple process and strategy for growing the Saas marketing roadmap for the next quarter. His diverse experience helped me think outside the box in addressing my issues and challenges. Thanks

Grace Bishop
1 session
17 Oct 2020

Manish listened to where I am struggling and was really helpful with thinking through things I can do right away to improve.

Hannah Goldie
1 session
14 Oct 2020

Really lovely session, super insightful and helpful!

Dan Ragan
1 session
6 Oct 2020

Thanks!

Stephanie Houng
3 sessions
5 Oct 2020

Manish was very helpful in helping me brainstorm new ways to productize and price our business.

johanna rustia
1 session
25 Sep 2020

I needed help with figuring out how to engage people on Instagram and Facebook for my Kickstarter. Manish has a friendly tone and a wealth of knowledge. I walked away feeling like I know what to do and I can do this.

Grig Duta
1 session
23 Sep 2020

I love how Manish bring so much sales and business experience into the conversation. He helped me break down the sales strategy for Bunnyshell into different approaches and explained to me how to tackle each approach. I'm grateful for each minute of conversation with Manish.

Venkata Gandikota
1 session
11 Sep 2020

Had a really good discussion with Manish and he gave some really valuable insights and action points for me to follow through on customer success. Appreciate him giving his time and advice!

Rishabh Bhandari
1 session
10 Sep 2020

Helped me refine the messaging of my offering and prioritize how I should acquire more customers and who to target. Understands the SaaS space really well. 100% recommended.

Jeremy Mah
1 session
21 Aug 2020

Had a great session with Manish.

Sheila Donohue
1 session
7 Aug 2020

Manish listened well to what I had to say and asked good questions, to get me thinking and give direction.

David Kellerman
1 session
8 Jul 2020

Loved the session :) Manish gave valuable insights in how to structure my ecommerce shop. Looking forward to a next chat!

Pratik
1 session
4 May 2020

Manish is a brilliant advisor. He asked detailed questions and gave his insights to the problems we faced. Would definitely recommend him for fundraising questions.

Benjamin Liger
1 session
23 Apr 2020

Manish offered some great advice on how to market communities, would definitely recommend to someone else looking for SAAS marketing advice!

Jonatan Snyders
1 session
11 Feb 2019

Manish had a lot of great insights concerning the inbound marketing strategy we're trying to build. He's a great fit for a startup trying to incorporate an inbound methodology into its organization. We'll be coming back for his strategic advice on a regular basis. I definitely recommend him!

Foti Panagiotakopoulos
1 session
7 Nov 2018

Manish was a pleasure to talk to. If you're looking for advice on funding topics, you can't go wrong here!

Dina Tanga
1 session
21 Sep 2018

Manish was very knowledgeable regarding health care business start ups. He was extremely easy to talk to. He was a great communicator in speaking as well as listening. He enlightened me to ideas and concepts that I had no knowledge of. I felt that I had chosen the perfect growth mentor for my small health care business proposal and start up.