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Kavir Kaycee

I'm a versatile product manager with 8+ years of experience (total 12) and led product management for several Tier 1 VC (Accel, Sequoia) funded startups including CarDekho and Hashnode. Worked across B2B and B2C in the spaces of auto, fintech, AI, workplace collaboration, media and content. Most recently, I was a Senior PM at Hashnode, a blogging platform for developers with 3M MAUs. I improved the new monthly sign up growth rate by 80% and increased the monthly active registered users by 52%. Currently I consult with startups, build side projects with AI, and write a newsletter of 5K+ subs. In past roles I’ve been an founder of a bootstrapped HR tech startup, product manager at early stage startups, and as an Senior PM at CarDekho, I helped build a 0-1 platform to disburse 3000+ loans valued at $12M. Currently the platform does $80M disbursals monthly. ISB alum (2015), On Deck Fellow (2021)
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💼 Work Experience

Product Consulting

Product Management Consultant (Dec 2023 — Present)
Consulting with startups and companies on product and growth
  • Product Management Consultant for a Series D+ startup building an MVP of their e-commerce web store catered towards Tier 2-3 cities in India
  • Consulting with Antler India’s residency program founders on product and growth
  • Developed a Telegram bot for AI mental health by tinkering with AI software development


Senior Product Manager (Feb 2023 — Nov 2023)
Blogging platform and community for developers (Accel and Sequoia Surge backed)
  • Increased new monthly sign-ups growth by 80% by conceptualizing and shipping a sign-up modal to drive growth on blog pages
  • Accelerated monthly active registered users by 52% by building a new homepage redesign, more personalized feed, improving recommendations of blogs and tags, and a dedicated discussions page
  • Additional features shipped: Import newsletter subscribers, community likes, following feed, AI writing features, onboarding emails, AI chat with article (beta), Command bar (beta), Block-based editor (beta)
  • Leading the product management function from conceptualizing the product roadmap, writing product specs, wireframing, acceptance criteria, project management, review, launch
  • Handling product feature marketing through coordinating social launches, writing blogs, X threads, and creating demo videos
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Writer, Builder, Advisor (Jun 2020 — Present)
Worked on several high-impact side projects that involved writing and building an audience and creating no-code apps for social causes
  • Shipped a covid relief app during India’s second wave covid crisis that was used by 150K+ people and raised $500K+ in donations
  • Crafted reusable templates for product management, productivity, design that are used by 4500+ people
  • Product and Growth advisor at Workduck (seed funded collaborative note-taking platform, think Roam meets Raycast meets Readwise) and ReHive (climate fundraising platform)

The Product Folks

Program Director, No-code Program (Oct 2021 — Feb 2023)
4-week cohort program to teach non-technical people how to build apps without code
  • Launched The Product Folks first paid CBC and ran three successful cohorts selecting 100 applicants from 1080+ applicants
  • Got 10+ experts in from top no-code platforms like Bubble, Glide, Softr
  • We had diverse learners from 5 continents and varied backgrounds and companies like UNICEF, AngelList, Bumble, Cornell University, Duke University, Polygon
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Founding Product Manager | Remote, Mumbai - SF HQ (Dec 2020 — Jul 2022)
Building a remote whiteboarding tool targeting management consultants
  • Built an MVP of a whiteboarding tool with templates, auto shapes, marking up presentations. Early users include people from McKinsey, Bain, BCG
  • Conducted multiple experiments and validated through user interviews and usability testing, collecting ~800 data points

Emtropy Labs

Senior Product Manager | Bangalore/Remote - Boston HQ (May 2019 — Dec 2020)
Early-stage startup solving customer service quality using machine learning
  • Developed QA automation to analyze 30K monthly support tickets increasing quality by 15% and resulting in $400K cost savings for Whoop
  • Created feedback and recognition products (pivot) used by 400+ employees to share 700+ kudos and 500+ feedback
Key Case Studies

Co-founder | Mumbai (Jan 2017 – May 2019)
Early-stage venture providing career advancement products/services to boost customers' job prospects
  • Generated $80K annual revenue through SEO optimization, process and quality improvements, and partnerships
  • Initiated, negotiated, and set up franchise partnerships in Bangalore and Delhi
  • Built no-code apps Cover Letter Builder to create 2000+ cover letters and Order Tracking App to reduce support costs
  • Increased website conversions by 107% and achieved top 3 Google rankings by redesigning the website and optimizing page speed
  • Hired, trained, and led a team of 17 remote contributors – 4 ops, 10+ writers, 2 developers, and 1 designer

Senior Product Manager | Gurgaon (May 2015 – Nov 2016)
Sequoia and CapitalG funded company; CarDekho is India's leading auto portal valued at $1.2B
  • Facilitated 3000+ used car loans valued at $12M by building a platform across mobile (Android + iOS) and web
  • Reduced loan application processing time by 60% through an innovative camera user interface for document capture
  • Led a cross-functional team of 7 Engineering, 2 QA, 2 Design, 1 Junior PM, 50+ Sales and Operations in 5 cities


Software Engineering Analyst | Mumbai (Jul 2010 – Apr 2014)

🎓 Education

  • Post Graduate Program in Management (MBA equivalent), Indian School of Business (ISB), 2015 Finalist of 2 Global Case Competitions – IESE Barcelona, Impact Investing; CEIBS Shanghai, INNOVATE China
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology, University of Mumbai, 2010

Side Projects


No-code Maker / Core Team (Apr 2021 – Jun 2021)
During India's devastating Covid second wave, I worked with two online communities with 200+ volunteers to build an app that helped 150K people get access to life-saving resources like oxygen, beds, medicines in time.
  • Built a no-code app in 2 days to help connect people to life-saving resources including hospital beds, medicines, oxygen, mental health experts, and more
  • Helped build a donation website visited by 3M users to raise $500K over a period of 2 months

😌 Mind Health

No-code Creator (Jun 2020 – Dec 2021)
Mind Health is an app that helps you improve your mental wellbeing by practicing mindfulness, and challenging negative thinking by identifying distortions.
  • Illustrated designs for 10 cognitive distortions and created an app in Glide to help users identify faulty thinking patterns and challenge the negative thinking
  • Added guided meditations to help users practice mindfulness meditations


No-code Creator (Sep 2020 – Dec 2020)
A platform to help designers to create their personal portfolios using Notion templates and help keep them updated
  • Created this platform in 30 days as part of Makerpad's 30-day challenge, serving 121 customers
  • Developed a 7 day email course and automated the operations with Zapier


I've been writing consistently over the last year and a half. I have ~5,500 subscribers to my newsletter The Discourse. My writing has been published in publications such as Product Craft and Mind The Product. Here are some of my favorite articles:

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A deep dive into how Polywork aims to be part of the cooperation economy

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What's the speed feature stack and what are the apps that offer this experience

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Discussion of the jobs-to-be-done and comparison between whiteboarding apps

Video Podcasts

This includes some of my top audio and video appearances over the years

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Tools proficiency

Product Management/Design:
  • Notion, Figma, Linear, Amplitude, Intercom, Excalidraw, Figjam, JIRA, Notability, Miro, Mixpanel, Segment, Userbrain
No-code tools:
  • Glide, Zapier, Webflow, Carrd, Softr, Bubble, Make

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