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
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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May 2020 - Present
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.
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021
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
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
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
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.
May 2018 - Aug 2018
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
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.
Sep 2017 - Apr 2018
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.
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)