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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||StartupIntroEmpathy|
|Finland, the Year 2000 and love for startups||Feb 4, 2020||StartupFinland|
|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||StartupPricingNetwork Effect|
|Musings on Founder Mentality||Oct 8, 2018||FounderStartup|
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: