Satwik Govindarajula

Head of Growth and EIR at Seedstars

Porto, Portugal (+00:00 UTC)Englishfrom Hyderabad, India
Free
15min30min60min
Available
47
Sessions
4.99
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 marketing

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
Hotjar
over 5 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
over 7 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
over 6 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.

Head of Digital Products
- present

Responsible for digital innovation, responsible for building and validating new products that have a direct impact on the growth of startups in emerging markets, along with hiring and managing teams to scale validated products.

Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
E-Commerce
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.

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

Retail
B2C
B2B
E-Commerce
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 (29)
Janie
1 session
5 Jun 2021

Satwik is super super nice. He shared his valuable experience and talked through some useful templates to help me. It was a great and relevant session. Highly recommend him!! Thanks

Alex Scott
1 session
23 May 2021

Fantastic conversation with Satwik. He was very friendly, gave a lot of insightful advice and was generous with his time. Highly recommend!

Sumayya Patel
1 session
20 May 2021

Satwik asked some very in depth questions to prepare for the call, which meant when we got on the call he had lots of information and value to share. He is very knowledgable and also shared some tools that I can use to take action. Great mentor. Will book again

Konstantinos Gkovedaros
1 session
21 Apr 2021

Α great mentor. Thanks Satwik for your valuable help!

Shaikha Alothman
2 sessions
17 Apr 2021

Satwik was my PMF brainstorming partner, to figure out why I wasn't getting traction despite trying to address a painpoint with my users. Extremely productive session (thank you!) and I'll do this routinely, if his schedule permits!

Natalia Housse
1 session
14 Apr 2021

Satwik is a great mentor! I gain a lot of useful insights and knowledge for B2B lead generation. Satwik shared his own approach and gave me some super valuable ideas

Selin Gunsur
1 session
17 Mar 2021

By far THE BEST session I've ever had! Satwik spent a lot of time ahead of the call understanding what I'm trying to achieve, which I really appreciate. We then chatted for a full hour through possible solutions for my challenge and ways to establish processes that capture data to work out where to improve & what to tweak and ultimately produce the optimal strategy. He had so many ideas for literally every struggle I put forward! If I could give him 10 stars I would, without hesitation.

Theola DeBose
2 sessions
8 Mar 2021

Satwik is so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about building products and using tools like Airtable - it's always great to talk with him.

Eyerusalem Meaza, MBA
1 session
27 Feb 2021

Very knowledgable about the fintech market; insightful discussions on customer journey, waitlist sign up methods, calculating acquisition costs, marketing channels, messaging, engagement and more! Left with many good marketing tasks to prioritize on :)

Hannah Parvaz
1 session
24 Feb 2021

My call with Satwik was perfect. I needed to get some feedback on a very early stage prototype I am working on and he gave me that and so much more. I learned so much from him and got incredible, actionable feedback which we've managed to roll out already! Thank you, Satwik :)

Theola DeBose
2 sessions
16 Feb 2021

Wow. Satwik was so helpful, knowledgeable and patient as he taught me Airtable. He answered all my questions and got me unstuck! He is a gem.

Ashiq Korikkar
1 session
27 Jan 2021

Speaking with Satwik was a pleasure. I got a lot of valuable insights and actionable suggestions from our conversation. He shared his learning and best practices from his experience as well as a framework to help think about user acquisition! I highly recommend Satwik!

Matt Zeunert
1 session
23 Jan 2021

Satwik reviewed an accelerator application for me, and also gave feedback on how I can better present the product to non-technical users.

Rachelle Uy
1 session
17 Jan 2021

I had a very insightful session with Satwik. Just based on several factors of our business, he was able to point me to a probable direction to take.

Felix Wong
1 session
20 Dec 2020

Learn so much from Satwik. If you need to create simple applications and workflows without code. He is the best person to help determine the correct procedures and tools!

Mike Shahbazi
1 session
1 Dec 2020

An informative session with direction on channels to explore. Thanks a lot.

Vijay Chakilam
1 session
3 Oct 2020

Great! Whole lot of feedback. Need to get back to work!

Nishat Husain
1 session
11 Sep 2020

Satwik is eager to help. He is knowledgeable and shares a lot. I had a very good call with him.

Henrique de Melo
1 session
22 Jul 2020

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).

Ryan Conner
1 session
25 Apr 2020

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.

Mevish Aslam
1 session
23 Apr 2020

Super helpful insights, took the time to understand my challenges and share actionable feedback, thanks!

Joseph Konop
1 session
7 Apr 2020

I had a great chat with Satwik. Put me on correct path and validated some of the things i was thinking.

Sateesh Kumar
1 session
24 Mar 2020

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.

Saket Bhushan
1 session
6 Mar 2020

Me and Satwik had a really open discussion about growth strategies. He gave some good feedbacks and actionables, which we are implementing.

Oseitofo Amedu
2 sessions
17 Feb 2020

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.

Oseitofo Amedu
2 sessions
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.