Abi Dharshan

Head of Product (Growth)/Community @Zerion | DeFi, Web 3.0, VC, Product Management, AI 💡 | ex Radical Ventures, Wolfram Research Inc, Dalberg, Minerva

San Francisco, CA

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Hi, I'm Abi. I scale and invest in companies and user-driven organizations at the bleeding edge of capital markets, web 3.0, and AI — with a focus on innovation around governance, data-driven growth, global markets, and antifragile decentralization. My insatiable curiosity, relentless learning ability, & entrepreneurial drive - led me to reinvent and grow organizations across the USA, UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea, India, UAE, and Argentina all before I turned 21. ➢ Currently leading growth product management & community at Zerion, the world’s leading asset management interface for decentralized finance. ➢ Demonstrated track record in cultivating hypothesis-led product management, orchestrating purposeful corporate strategy, driving go-to-market/biz dev/strategic growth/content, and empowering technical community verticals across the innovation curve for fringe technologies and B2B/B2B2C companies impacting tech for good. ➢ Graduate at Minerva University (2% acceptance rate), an elite US-accredited global higher-ed institution paving the way for a new wave of student-centric learning through project-based, active and experiential classes while hustling in 6 cities around the world in 4 years (San Francisco, Seoul, Hyderabad, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and London). Industry Experience: • Fintech/Web 3.0 (current - product management at Zerion with 250,000+ MAUs & $1 billion volume) • Venture Capital/AI (analyst at $350 million AI fund) • Computational Technology & EdTech (growth product management for 18 million+ visitors computational platform, Wolfram|Alpha) • Journalism (associate editor for web 3.0 media platforms amassing >5 million cumulative reads) • Management Consulting (consulting for Dalberg & Wolfram Research Inc) Let's connect! I'm always learning & deeply believe in spending my existential energy towards designing an exponentially better future. 📞 Calendly: https://calendly.com/chatwithabishek/20min 🌎 Website: https://www.abishekdharshan.com/

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Covalent
Alchemy
Decentralized Identity Software
DeFi
Decentralized Finance
Fintech
Asset Tokenization Platforms
Financial Solutions Aggregator
Ethereum
Capital Markets
Supply
Figma
Blockchain Analysis Software
Blockchain Identity Software
Blockchain Gateway
Blockchain Payments Software
Blockchain Platforms Software
Blockchain Powered Money Transfer app Script
Ramp
Customer
Quiknode
Infura
Nansen
Dune Analytics
Messari
Token Terminal
1inch
Sushiswap
UniSwap
0x
Ribbon Finance
Brex
Moonpay
Work experience
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May 2020 - Present

Zerion

Growth Product Manager / Head of Community

Scaling the best DeFi Asset Management Platform. Backed by Mosaic Ventures, Lightspeed, Placeholder Ventures, DeFi Alliance Fund, Continue Capital, DCG, G1 Ventures, SevenX Ventures, Blockchain.com Ventures, Gnosis, & more.

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Oct 2020 - Apr 2021

Radical Ventures

Financial Analyst

Supporting due diligence and deal flow research for Radical Ventures, North America’s largest AI-focused venture fund ($350 million fund), investing in founders transforming massive industries.

Apr 2019 - Jun 2020

Wolfram

Business Consultant/Associate Product Manager

Led Wolfram|Alpha’s international localization strategy impacting 2 million+ users by enabling localized pricing & geo-targeted marketing. ➢ Overhauled and scaled Wolfram's 1st-ever SEO strategy that led to a 320% increase in organic traffic growth & the hiring of a full-time SEO manager. ➢ Consulted on ad-hoc Wolfram projects including the Apple <-> Wolfram Siri integration, Widget redesign, & Android transition plan. ➢ Advised the Product & Design teams on localization implementations of Wolfram|Alpha's platform. ➢ Formulated localized pricing recommendations based on analyzing factors like competitive landscape, pricing exchange-rate, & worked closely with Wolfram's Senior Business Analyst to close payment merchant deals including a live deal with Paytm India.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2019

CryptoTicker.io - Blockchain News Platform

Associate Editor

CryptoTicker is a collective of free-thinking experts from all corners of the world sharing their knowledge on cryptography, futurism, AI, and blockchain with the community. ➢ Spearheaded and drove CryptoTicker's content roadmap as the Associate Editor by creating opinion articles, interviewing executives in global conferences, and managing the lead pipeline for new stories.

Jun 2018 - Jun 2019

dBay

Co-Founder & COO

Whilst still in college - decided to raise $500k & start a NFT marketplace with my best friends. ➢ dBay is a P2P marketplace for Non-Fungible tokens (NFTs) incubated in Tokyo, the Asian hub of technology. ➢ Acquired users, won reviews, scaled our MAUs from scratch to over 2,600 in 2 months (420% growth), & achieved #3 product of the day on Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/dbay-2 🏆 ➢ Learned a lot about running a startup, listening to power-users, managing money wisely, and a lot more. ➢ March 2019 transferred to Hitomedia.

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May 2018 - Aug 2018

hitomedia, inc.

Entrepreneur in Residence: Blockchain and AI

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Paranoid Internet GmbH

Growth Marketing Manager

➢ Bootstrapped & scaled several multi-million dollar client's product growth strategies through GTM, communications, hypothesis-driven testing, retention, engagement, and monetization. ➢ Owned client roadmaps across growth.

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Dalberg

Management Consultant Intern

Dalberg Global Development Advisors is a global strategy/policy advisory firm that has worked in over 90 countries with over 400 clients including governments, foundations, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. ➢ Formulated consulting proposals to develop affordable real-estate solutions for San Francisco's Housing Authority (SFHA) with an international team mentored by Dalberg's Regional Director, Joe Dougherty.

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Sep 2017 - Apr 2018

Minerva Project

Assistant Office Manager

Administrative intern responsible for office logistics, streamlined correspondence, and client set-up in a vibrant office-floor with over 50 employees in Market Street, San Francisco.

Education

2017 - 2021

Minerva University (Claremont Colleges of California)

Bachelor's degree, Majoring in Strategic Finance, Minoring in Economics

2015 - 2017

Abu Dhabi Indian School

High School, Business/Managerial Economics | Mathematics/STEM (Rank #1 - Valedictorian)

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