Hiring product managers at early and seed stage startups is a difficult process. This deck is an attempt to create a reference guide for startup founders who are looking to hire their first PMs. This was delivered at the “Seed to Series A – Making the Leap” event organised by SAIF Partners on 11th May 2016. I am also adding the transcript of the talk below the slide deck.
Over the years, I have had the good fortune of working with and hiring some world-class product managers. It’s a rare breed – made rarer as there isn’t a fixed mould in which one can mass-produce PMs. Individuals from disparate
There are two general philosophies that most companies follow when dealing with new employees: Throw new people into the deep end of the pool, if they are good – they’ll learn how to swim. Otherwise they’ll drown (quit/ be fired)
In 2013 I delivered a talk along with the incomparable Abhishek Ghate at the CTO Summit organized as part of the first Sequoia Hack in Bangalore (we were both design mentors for the hackathon). Abhishek is a rising star in