About Eshaan

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.

As an Independent Product Consultant, 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.

Now

Here's a quick summary of what I'm doing and another addition to the NowNowNow Project.

  • Amazon Echo

    Predicting the next Echo release

  • Big Red Ventures

    Learning about Venture Capital and early-stage investing

  • Life Changing Labs

    Nurturing the entrepreneurial landspace at Cornell

  • Lego Builder

    Building a 3D Printer, but with Lego Blocks

  • Tata Cornell Institute

    Empowering farmer orgs in India

  • TISTA

    Building a Decentralized Platform for Crypto Crowdfunding

  • Virtual Embodiment Lab

    Learning about VR in Healthcare and Accessibility

Experiences

  • Graduate Student

    Cornell University

    VC Associate at Big Red Ventures and Core Team Memberr at Cornell Entrepreneurship (Life Changing Labs). Research Assistant in The Virtual Embodiment Lab in the Department of Communication at Cornell University

  • Independent Consultant

    Various Start-Ups

    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%

  • Product Designer

    Playment

    Designed Jarvis, a platform that facilitates data annotations, monitors workforce and manages projects; which reduced project setup time by ~25%Teaching & inspiring the next generation of coders. Built design system - Pixel, which increased designers’ throughput by ~33% and scaled the coverage of the design system to 3 products

  • UX Designer

    1THING

    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

  • First Designer

    Brisky

    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

    Vixlet

    Designed & developed a web-based business analytics dashboard to predict trends and end-user behavior

  • Front-end Development Intern

    Group M

    Web development for Dolby Digital's subscription service & Nestles Start Healthy, Stay Healthy initiative

Education

  • Cornell University

    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

Skills

  • Product Management
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Design Systems
  • Human Centered Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Processing
  • R Programming
  • JavaScript
  • Vue.js
  • Adobe Xd
  • Inkscape
  • SwiftUI
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • Ardunio
  • Sketch
  • Tailwind
  • Git
  • Figma
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Jekyll
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Principle
  • Origami Studio
  • p5js

Volunteering

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

Have a challenge for me?

I occasionally take on new opportunities.

Get in touch and I'd love to hear about yours.