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Every company is unique and yet over the years, there are markers of success and anti-patterns.
This is a talk about some of the things Ashok has learned and seen, across companies at different stages in different domains both as a leader and as an advisor.
The magical formula in one environment may be fatally flawed in another and our assumptions as leaders need to be constantly re-examined.
This is about the tradeoffs analysis and experimentation, chaos and control, scaling communication, specialization, and full-stack and among customers finding the flocks and the black swan requirements.
This talk will focus on practices and interactions that Ashok has seen from engineering to product management to sales, business development, and marketing and how it transforms with the stage and domain of the business.
Needless to say, these are Ashok's learnings and he would love to discuss from some of you on where these observations align with yours and where they fall short.
About Startup Grind:
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
The event will be broadcast by video conference. The link will be sent to all registered participants.
Brief introduction of Startup Grind (5 min)
Conversation between Ashok Banerjee and Àyush Jain (45min)
Q&A - Question Time (10 mins)
CTO Enterprise Security Products, VP Engineering
Ashok has built amazing businesses and industry-leading products at different stages (Pre IPO to Fortune-500), from venture-backed to PE led. Ashok advises a host of companies ranging from Cloud, AI, and ML, Cybersecurity, NLP, and Healthcare. He has built teams to think customer-first and to created insanely brilliant products spanning CyberSecurity, Payment Platforms, Big Data and Analytic...
Ashok has built amazing businesses and industry-leading products at different stages (Pre IPO to Fortune-500), from venture-backed to PE led. Ashok advises a host of companies ranging from Cloud, AI, and ML, Cybersecurity, NLP, and Healthcare. He has built teams to think customer-first and to created insanely brilliant products spanning CyberSecurity, Payment Platforms, Big Data and Analytics, Logistics, ECommerce, User Growth, Social Networks, and Machine Learning.
Besides building he has acquired companies to complete the portfolio and also partnered with adjacencies.
Ashok continues to be a prolific inventor 22 US patents (9 pending) spanning a wide variety of domains
He’s a native of India with 10+ years of experience working both in the US and India. He started his first company Mindbowser in 2012 that grew to 50+ employees and crossed 1M+ in annual revenue in 4 years. The company is still running. He has been chapter director of StartupGrind for Pune for the last 3 years.