I am currently a graduate student studying Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. As a graduate student, I have the unique opportunity to work on exciting projects and contribute to the university's entrepreneurship and research communities as a VC Associate at Big Red Ventures and a Research Assistant in the Virtual Embodiment Lab.
With over 7 years of experience in product management and design, I have developed a strong track record of success in building innovative products across Fintech, AI/ML, Voice, and web3. I have successfully launched 5+ apps to 100M users in emerging markets, and am known for my ability to lead with deep user empathy, first principles, and servant leadership. My teammates have appreciated my skills for strong empathy, intuition, & action-orientation through consensus-building, communicating, and influencing.
I have had the privilege of working with early-stage founders in a variety of industries, including FinTech, Web3, and the Creator Economy. I have helped these founders conceptualize Go-To-Market strategies for their MVPs and create short-term product roadmaps that have supported their fundraising efforts.
In addition to my professional pursuits, I have a passion for promoting STEM education and entrepreneurship among young people. I have been fortunate to work with organizations like Pratham, CoderDojo, and MIT LaunchX Entrepreneurship Program to share my knowledge and experience with the next generation.
Thank you for visiting my website. Please feel free to view my resumé or contact me for more information. I would be happy to discuss my experience and expertise further with you.
Here's a quick summary of what I'm doing and another addition to the NowNowNow Project.
101 into Game Design
Predicting the next Echo Show release
Big Red Ventures
Learning about Venture Capital and early-stage investing
Life Changing Labs
Nurturing the entrepreneurial landspace at Cornell
Building a 3D Printer, but with Lego Blocks
Tata Cornell Institute
Empowering farmer orgs in India
Building a Decentralized Platform for Crypto Crowdfunding
Virtual Embodiment Lab
Learning about VR in Healthcare and Accessibility
Digital Technology Immersion on Amazon Echo Show (PM). VC Associate at Big Red Ventures and Core Team Member at Cornell Entrepreneurship (Life Changing Labs). Research Assistant in The Virtual Embodiment Lab in the Department of Communication at Cornell University
Worked with founders across FinTech, Web3, and Creator Economy on Product and Design
Product Designer II—
Flipkart - Conversational Assistant
Led the VUI design for voice & conversational AI constructs (Voice Search, Flippi, Grocery Assistant & Support Chatbot). Increased Voice Search adoption rate from 29% to 38% in 6 months and decreased bounce rates in Grocery Assistant from 60% to 55%. Designed a conversational Decision Assistant Chatbot & revamped the Support Chatbot
Product Designer I → II—
Flipkart - Fintech & Payments
Spearheaded the launch of Co-branded Credit Card program, which observed issuance of 500,000+ cards in first 6 months. Owned the end-to-end product design for Consumer Finance products - Pay Later, Advanz EMIs & Advanz App, scaled Pay Later to 1 M+ approved users, and increased its checkout adoption from 7% to 18%
Designed Jarvis, a platform that facilitates data annotations, monitors workforce and manages projects; which reduced project setup time by ~25%. Built design system - Pixel, which increased designers’ throughput by ~33% and scaled the coverage of the design system to 3 products
Revamped brand identity & WorkSpace; the revamped launch onboarded 3 clients and 100+ independent professionals on WorkSpace. Established a knowledge brand of Onething - Monochrome and grew the size of community to 3,000+ active members. Led UX design for partner projects - Paytm, Disprz and FushionCharts
Revamped the consumer app during which user base grew to 30,000+ users. Designed Brisky Business analytics mobile app which grew to 60 paying clients
Front-End Project Intern—
Designed & developed a web-based business analytics dashboard to predict trends and end-user behavior
Front-end Development Intern—
Web development for Dolby Digital's subscription service & Nestles Start Healthy, Stay Healthy initiative
Master’s in Information Science
Coursework: Capstone Project - Web3-based Product (Product Manager), Rapid Prototyping - Physical Computing, Computing and Global Development - Tata Cornell Institute FPO Platform, App Design and Prototyping
Pune University – PICT
Bachlor's in Computer Engineering
Coursework: Problem Solving with Gamification, Object Oriented & Multicore Programming, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Graphics - I & II, Data Mining Technology & Application, Cyber Security, etc
- Product Management
- Human Computer Interaction
- Design Systems
- Human Centered Design
- Adobe Photoshop
- R Programming
- Adobe Xd
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Lightroom
- Origami Studio
Coder Dojo (STEM education), MIT LaunchX Entrepreneurship Program (Startup mentorship), Door Step School (Education), iSpirt (Technology think tank), PICT IEEE Student Branch (PICT’s annual technical festival), ACM (Technical association), Emergency Design Collective (Public health), City chapter lead for Sketch, Dribbble, Product Hunt
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