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I grew my startups from bootstrapping to $11m gross revenue, I had a series of challenges to overcome to become profitable.
We could get grow the business in a very frugal way by following the Product-led-marketing growth methodologies:
- Excellent Product development & management process
- Fastest Product Iterations (We iterated the product for 7 years)
- Excellent Customer success process (Having 50+ score in NPS survey)
- Inbound Marketing
- Social WOM (We built a brand with WOM)
- Customer Retentions (>65% customer retention over 7 years)
I consult startups to help them in refining their process and setup Product-led-marketing methodologies.
Currently, I am working to grow Thrively.com - Thrively is a strengths-based personalized learning platform with ready-to-use Lessons, Projects, and Activities to support SEL, PBL, Workforce Readiness, STEAM, Next Gen skill development, Genius Hour, and much more.
Founder Learning by Santosh Panda
Letting go is a powerful thing in business. It gives you an opportunity for course correction, builds new momentums, and new avenues. Let go People - Those who can't wait longer or don't align the vision of impactful journey (of course with a struggle) or you don't make sense for them.
My Blog Posts
10 emails that made my journey from Bootstrap to 100% Dead to Profit
May 6, 2020
Finland, the Year 2000 and love for startups
Feb 4, 2020
How I transformed my business from a low-ticket model to enterprise SaaS in the South East Asia market
Nov 8, 2019
StartupSaaSSellingSouth East Asia
Meetup’s Network Effect will diminish
Oct 18, 2019
Musings on Founder Mentality
Oct 8, 2018
I initiated a "probono" mentoring network to support startup founders from India's 2nd/3rd tier city and also South East Asia. I could hear and guide 175+ startup founders during May, June and July 2020. We created a vibrant community called "Grittiest" (a WhatsApp group) to support each other.
I also support various VCs, Angels and Startup folks as part of their mentoring initiatives.
Here are some of the appreciations for my work: