Vidya Dinamani

CPO @ lash.live | Product Coach @ ProductRebels | Partner at Ad Astra Ventures

San Diego, United States of America (-08:00 UTC)from Wellington, New Zealand
Free
15min30min60min
Available
5
Sessions
5.00
Rating
Expertise
Product Market Fit

This is my specialty and superpower! Helping founders and product teams hone in on the right combination of product feature and customer focus that leads to product-market fit. If you're building non-stop and not getting results, or not sure where to focus because of so many opportunities - then, let's talk.


Design / UX

I've led cross-functional design teams across large scale enterprise (600 people), as well as direct oversight of a central design function for 4 businesses and over 30 product teams. I specialize in identifying what type of design professional you need, and how they can best work with your team.


Product Management

My day job is a product coach. I've trained over 200 companies from startups to Fortune50 in how to build products customers love. I can help identify where the holes in your product may be - whether it's strategic (roadmaps, vision, influencing execs/boards) or tactical (team roles, writing user stories, customer interviews). I love talking about all things product, and have a ton of experience to draw upon to share specific examples.


Advice on Funding

I'm an advisor and investor. I run an accelerator through a company I co-founded, Ad Astra Ventures. We focus our funding at the early/seed stage, but help our portfolio companies go on to series A. I can help you understand how and where to focus your funding efforts.


Mentor Toolkit
LinkedIn
4 years of experience

I've used linkedin sales navigator and leveraged linkedin with external content/marketing consultants who have helped us identify leads. IN use for over 3 years.

Wordpress
6 years of experience

We've built all our sites on wordpress and have experience integrating various tools. We feature our products, courses, offer downloads and showcase videos. In use over 5 years.

JIRA
6 years of experience

I've found Jira to be the most effective tool for collaborating with engineering teams - mainly because most dev teams prefer this tool over others. Have been using for over 5 years.

Dropbox
11 years of experience

Dropbox is my default shared storage. It's definitely got its issues, but I've been using it for over 10 years and managed to work around various quirks.

Hubspot
3 years of experience

Hubspot is a really useful took and I've been using it for email and marketing campaigns for the last two years. I can share what works well, and where the gaps are.

Chief Product Officer
lash.live
San Diego, United States of America
- present

Lash.Live is a live action selling platform. We enable sellers and shoppers to connect on a dynamic, connected platform. We have over 30k+ shoppers that love the incredible community we've built over the past two years. Our sellers have a new (additive) revenue stream, and they love connecting directly with their buyers. We're making shopping fun again!

Retail
SaaS
E-Commerce
Partner
Ad Astra Ventures
San Diego, United States of America
- present

adastra.ventures serves to help scale and grow female-led startups through applying a proprietary curriculum. We invest in our portfolio businesses and pay particular attention to enabling female leaders to thrive through our frameworks and curriculum. We also work with fellow investors to help them understand how to maximize their portfolio by understanding how to interact differently with female-led companies. We actively seek high growth startups, led (or co-led) by women. All three Ad Astra partners are hands-on. applying our combined expertise and leveraging our extensive networks to support our portfolio companies.

Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
E-Commerce
Founder & Partner
Product Rebels
San Diego, United States of America
- present

We work with product leaders, founders and product teams (at all levels) to fundamentally change the way they work to make fast, impactful and effective customer-driven decisions with measurable outcomes. We do this through our online training curriculum, in-person workshops and coaching sessions. In addition, we help company's of all sizes, and executive teams around the world establish innovation teams & world-class practices through practical, hands-on workshops and coaching. We have a unique 6-week "Design Thinking for Product Managers" workshop & coaching program.

B2C
B2B
Fin Tech
SaaS
Digital Agencies
E-Commerce
VP Innovation & Design
Mitchell International
San Diego, United States of America
-

Mitchell International is a privately held b2b company in the insurance / software industry. In this role, I established and grew Innovation team to focus on new growth products, and developed an overarching Innovation Framework, along with innovation metrics and company-wide process. I oversaw the entire design department across four businesses, and a portfolio of over 50 products.

B2B
VP Product Management & Marketing
Mitchell International
San Diego, United States of America
-

I led product and marketing for the Auto Casualty product portfolio for Mitchell. In this role I led a team of 25+ Product Managers, Marketing managers, Business Analysts, Program, Project, Technical Managers. Responsible for agile transformation, product vision/roadmap, new partner integrations, segmentation & pricing.

B2B
SaaS
Product & Customer Experience & Operations
Intuit
San Diego, United States of America
-

Over 10 years, I held a variety of executive roles at Intuit, including business operations for TurboTax, and Customer Experience Development. In my last role, I had over a dozen teams totaling over 90 people that were responsible for the development of the TurboTax product and customer experience. I saw the growth of our customers to over 21 million, and revenue growing from 600 million to over 1.3 billion. We decreased customer contacts by over 30% and increased Net Promoter Score over 7 points.

B2C
Fin Tech
SaaS
E-Commerce
Masters in Business
Carnegie Mellon University
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CMU Masters program.

Net Promoter Certificate
Satmetrix

I'm a certified NPS Associate. This means I can use NPS to: * Develop a measurement framework for the customer journey. * Deliver actionable insights to stakeholders linked to financial and growth benefits. * Create closed loops that recover detractors and mobilize promoters. * Build the foundation for change: culture, engagement, and goals.

Design Thinking Instructor
LUMA Institute

I've taught design thinking to companies such as Starbucks, Autodesk, Netflix as a certified instructor. LUMA helps organizations transform into places where people and innovation flourish. A practical and versatile approach to innovation that anyone can learn and apply.

Reviews (3)
John Njoku
1 session
20 Oct 2020

Vidya was fantastic! I really appreciated the time to understand my product a bit and review how I was positioning myself to the market. She had some really thoughtful (and actionable) suggestions that I'm actively working to try to implement.

Quinn Zeda
1 session
3 Oct 2020

Vidya was amazing. Rapid fire questions and answers. In our 30 minutes she helped me work through how to focus on the 5 different jobs I have as a startup founder and prioritize. We went through my specific situation with an investor and how to better managed the relationship. And gave me some really good insights on fundraising.

Andrew Kamphey
1 session
18 Sep 2020

Vidya was much much too kind. She expertly listened and responded immediately with answers that shook me to the core. I honestly don't know how she did it, she actively listened and responded immediately with the exact right solution. Even when I hemmed and hawed and tried to work around it, she stood firm and figured out how to work around my hesitations and move me to the right solution.