Satwik Govindarajula

Head of Growth and EIR at Seedstars

Porto, Portugal (+00:00 UTC)Englishfrom Hyderabad, India
Free
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10
Sessions
4.98
Rating
Expertise
Advice on Funding

Fundraising can be an incredibly tedious task while you're already busy scaling your startup. Having run multiple accelerators aimed towards Investment Readiness, I can leverage on my insights from various ecosystems to help you on your fundraising strategy, and lay out action steps for getting towards investment preparedness.


Product Market Fit

Each startup is unique, and as such, has a unique path to getting to PMF. Identifying what PMF looks like for your business can be a daunting task while juggling hundreds of tasks to keep your business afloat. Having mentored plenty of early-stage startups, I can leverage my insights to help you identify your PMF and give you clear action steps on getting there.


Growth Hacking

I help startups with a solid P/M fit in setting up the foundations of a scalable Growth Process. I can assist with identifying your key growth levers and your growth model, and set up clear action steps to implement Growth Methodologies within your startup.


Mentor Toolkit
Facebook
6 years of experience

Facebook Ads is one of the fastest ways to acquire users and validate various assumptions of an early-stage startup, while also being a consistently powerful acquisition channel across a startup's lifecycle. To maximise results, I find it important to keep playing around with the tool and understand its intricacies.

Hotjar
4 years of experience

I've long relied on Hotjar's simple yet powerful user-behaviour analytics to optimise some of my best landing page experiments, along with truly understanding the friction points in my products.

Mailchimp
6 years of experience

One of the oldest tools in my stack, I've relied on Mailchimp at every company I've worked in to drive better customer value. Having implemented everything from monthly newsletters to lifecycle emails to personalised marketing emails, I see Mailchimp as the best tool for someone new to email marketing.

Zapier
5 years of experience

Zapier has been my testing ground for hundreds of different automations. It has saved me and my teams thousands of hours, and helped me automate and systematise my most successful experiments. I cannot imagine a life without Zapier anymore.

Growth Mentor
- present

Growth Mentor for the Seedstars Growth Program, a 3-month virtual post-accelerator for Post P/M Fit startups who want to scale faster. Mentoring Seed to Series A startups from across different emerging markets on identifying their growth model, growth goals, key metrics and implementing a scalable growth process. I have a weekly 1:1 with the CEO and the Growth Lead of each startup, and help them identify opportunities for Growth, set up sprint goals, and assist in running various experiments to achieve their goals.

SaaS
Fin Tech
E-Commerce
Other
Startups
B2B
B2C
Head of Growth
- present

Leading the various growth teams in Seedstars, spread across 5 different continents, and managing the effective implementation of a growth process across the organisation. Key objectives include running constant experiments and achieving 3-5% WoW growth.

Other
Startups
Co-Founder
MixGrub
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Founder of a FoodTech startup, aiming to enhance the dining experience of consumers. The core product is an app that enables consumers to visually customise their food orders and helps restaurants to truly understand their customers' needs.

Restaurants
Retail
B2B
B2C
Growth Lead
GrabOn
Hyderabad, India
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Analysing growth trends in the industry and creating strategies in order to improve the growth trajectory of the company. Handling strategic alliances & collaborations, among other initiatives in order to acquire new customers at zero cost, and exponentially increase brand value of GrabOn. Key achievements: 1. Strategic partnerships with the top 4 telecom companies in India 2. Increased web traffic from 50k a month to 6.5Million a month in two years 3. Increased website conversions from 0.8% to 3.2%.

E-Commerce
Retail
B2B
B2C
MSc in Business with Entrepreneurship
Northumbria University
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Understood the business environment and startup ecosystem of the UK and studied subjects like Strategy, Business Research, Entrepreneurship and Finances in theory and practice.

Reviews (4)
Andrew Amedu
1 session
30 Dec 2019

Satwik is very knowledgeable about Tech and fundraising. He gave me very succinct advice and promised to give follow up feedback on my pitch deck. I'd recommend him to anyone currently working for VC or Impact fundraising.

Sammy James
1 session
28 Dec 2019

I got a lot of valuable insights and practical suggestions from my conversation with Satwik. I was looking for practical, realistic ideas and he provided them. I am excited about following his recommendations and I am confident they will work! I highly recommend Satwik!

KeMonte Jones
1 session
13 Dec 2019

Satwik is knowledgeable of and answered my questions about determining product-market fit. He provided good advice, clear actionable steps, and some spreadsheets to help get me started. Thanks!

Tomasz Braja
1 session
29 Nov 2019

My call with Satwik was great! He shared actionable insights on how to improve the pitch deck and make it clear and concise.