Do something great

As an engineer turned entrepreneur, I keenly grasp the vital importance of high-caliber #realtalk feedback - something I was missing when I likely needed it most. Launching a product company in Bangalore, the epicenter for BPOs and Service tech, presented an extreme challenge to find exceptional product mentors well-versed in web scale solutions, product-market fit, and strategy. Through countless conversations in conferences, and intros through friends and family, I secured a handful of advisors who guided me through every pivot in my startup and career - their counsel proved invaluable. I remember yearning for more diverse perspectives to think deeply about the fusion of design, technology, and business.

I'm committed to paying forward the phenomenal advice, feedback, and mentorship generously given to me over the years. Therefore, I pledge to make time every year to provide feedback to folks in product thinking and strategy.

Who am I? ๐Ÿง

Engineer -> Entrepreneur -> Product Manager.

Iโ€™ve been in a product role since 2011. You can read more about my professional journey on LinkedIn.

Who is this for? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ณโ€

  • Engineers / PMs looking to startup
  • Entrepreneurs looking for early feedback on their ideas
  • Startups looking for expertise or ๐ŸŒฑcapital

Whatโ€™s in it for me ๐Ÿ˜‡

  • A chance to give back to the community, what I have received in plenty over the years
  • Connect with the community of product managers, hackers, entrepreneurs and change makers of tomorrow.

How does it work? ๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“„โœ‰๏ธ

  • DM me on Twitter or send me an email (itsmeritesh at gma..).
  • Important: communicate clearly what you expect from me in our time together.
  • Include any decks, demos, apps, that I should see. If everything checks out, Iโ€™ll schedule a 45 minute phone-call/video session.
  • I might bring friends along if I think they have a perspective you should hear.

Have others found it useful?

You can see feedback scores from previous participants and more metrics about this here in my retrospective.


  • Will I meet everyone who signs up? If I feel like I have nothing meaningful to contribute, Iโ€™ll let you know early and not waste both our time.
  • Will I sign an NDA to see your pitch deck? Iโ€™m happy to if you feel strongly about it.
  • What timezone am I based in? Pacific Standard/Daylight Time (California, USA)
  • What can I expect from these sessions? I will mostly help answer your questions and point you to the right resources.
  • what can I discuss during these sessions? Anything. You can talk about your product, ideas, growth, starting up, raising capital and more.