Head of Growth and EIR at Seedstars
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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%.
Understood the business environment and startup ecosystem of the UK and studied subjects like Strategy, Business Research, Entrepreneurship and Finances in theory and practice.
Satwik is eager to help. He is knowledgeable and shares a lot. I had a very good call with him.
Had a really valuable call with Satwik regarding product market fit for an online mindset training I'm creating. The key lesson I got from the call was: start by selling to customers who are already aware of the exact problem I'm solving (so they need no convincing).
Satwik is obviously incredibly well versed in early-stage startups. He was kind enough to ask precise questions before the call so we could spend the time efficiently. I would highly recommend him for any early-stage companies attempting to validate p/m fit. He is perfect for brainstorming novel techniques to determine p/m fit.
Super helpful insights, took the time to understand my challenges and share actionable feedback, thanks!
I had a great chat with Satwik. Put me on correct path and validated some of the things i was thinking.
Satwik was very knowledgeable on the product-market fit subject. He walked me through the process of identifying market needs, JTBD, customer research, quantifying the hypothesis, metrics etc. It was a very insightful session and highly recommend Satwik for anyone in SAAS space.
Me and Satwik had a really open discussion about growth strategies. He gave some good feedbacks and actionables, which we are implementing.
This is my second call with Satwik and he has been very helpful! I got value after our first call and even more this time. He has genuine interest in understanding my challenges and gives candid feedback to help me figure them out.
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.
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!
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!
My call with Satwik was great! He shared actionable insights on how to improve the pitch deck and make it clear and concise.