Shalendra is serial startup guy. He has been on the founding teams of many startups and his skill set involves helping startups get to product-market fit, building and shipping products, product management, all kinds of marketing, growth, storytelling, and fundraising.
Shalendra is currently VP of Product at Discuss.io. Previously, he was the General Manager for Text-a-Pro by Pro.com, the first service to help consumers get a home services professional via SMS and FB messenger. He also led marketing at Indix, all things product management and marketing at Clipboard (acquired by Salesforce) and Swype (acquired by Nuance for $102.5 million). Preceding that, he served as a Program Manager at Microsoft for 5 years helping ship Junk Email Filters and Zune music (now called Xbox Music). Shalendra also led multi-million dollar fund-raising efforts for the Microsoft Giving campaign. In total, Shalendra has helped build, ship, and market products that have touched more than a billion lives.
In this ten-week course, students will learn to navigate the product cycle, from evaluating users and managing a roadmap to creating an MVP and developing metrics.