Piyush Varanjani

Growth - APAC at Stripe

Singapore, SG

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Skills: Product Marketing | Product Management | GTM | Strategy Places: Singapore | Israel | India | Europe | Estonia | UK | South East Asia | Silicon Valley Offshoot: Dance | Movie making Few talks on product, marketing, and growth: - INSEAD (https://bit.ly/31kgyqf) - NUS MBA (https://bit.ly/2OTgyea) - Tech conferences around the world

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Fintech Partners
TransferWise
Work experience
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Dec 2020 - Present

Stripe

Growth - APAC

Apr 2017 - Dec 2020

TransferWise

Product Marketing and Partnership Manager

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders - instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free. We’re powering money for people and businesses in their increasingly global lives - to pay, to get paid, to spend, in any currency, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone. Want to join? We’re hiring! http://transferwise.com/jobs

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Sep 2015 - Apr 2017

Startup Weekend

Organiser

• Deciding the theme, location, and demographics of Startup Weekend Singapore • Selecting and closing the sponsorship deals with Aviva, Infocomm Investments, and NUS Enterprise • Communicating Startup Weekend's Message • Interfacing with Event VIPs (Mentors, Judges, Sponsor Reps) • Ensuring Event Information is Clearly Communicated

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May 2016 - Sep 2016

Viki, Inc.

Product Manager Intern

● Ideated, designed and launched a language learning product, VikiLearn, based on top of Viki’s video platform to teach Chinese to 35M users of Viki ● Managed the go-to-market, and conducted dozens of user interviews to use that insight to give direction to the product development ● Designed the earlier versions of the product and Viki error pages to make the 404 pages more personal and functional to the users

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

GSF India

Entrepreneur in Residence

GSF is India's first major startup accelerator, built up of 200 investors and 17 entrepreneurs in residence worldwide. International partners include Seedcamp and Dave McClure’s 500 Startups. - Scouting start-ups and early stage companies in Singapore to add to the next batch of GSF 2015 accelerator program and help them go global. - Forming partnerships and managing deal flows in Singapore startup ecosystem to take Singaporan start-ups to Silicon Valley, Europe and India for a 2 month program with demo day in each country.

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Mar 2015 - May 2015

ZALORA Group

Product Manager

ZALORA Group is Asia’s leading online fashion retailer. http://www.zalora.sg/ - Assisted in automating the notifications to customer for last mile delivery

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

Global Startup Youth

Mentor

Guided 20-30 entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries in ideation, validation, business model canvas methodology, marketing, and pitching over a span on three days in Kuala Lumpur.

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Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

The Pitch!

CEO

- Made business plan by conceptualizing the idea of The Pitch!, an online platform to upload video pitches and receive feedback from crowdsourcing to tweak the startup idea at an early stage - Evaluated the feasibility of the idea by interviewing mentors who can give feedback online and brainstormed their motivation for the same - Led the team by defining vision and culture of the startup

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Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

Tracx

Assistant Product Manager

- Defining the product strategy and aligning it with product roadmap - Discussion with Product team on why 'Dashboards are important' and how users can easily download the reports from Tracx platform (Screenshot attached). - Drafted Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) for a self-proposed chrome extension which allows publishing any video, web link and image to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. - Collaboration with developers, designers, sales and marketing team to create user-friendly modules - Designing both high (photoshop, illustrator) and low fidelity (balsamiq) detailed mock-ups - Generating weekly reports entailing competitor's updates,change in social media platforms and discussing strategy to harness the change.

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

National University of Singapore Overseas College

Student

The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) Programme is an internship programme with strong emphasis on technology entrepreneurship. The Zell Entrepreneurship Program is a venture creation program for outstanding undergraduate students at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya.

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Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

Startup Pirates

Winner

Startup Pirates is a one-week program that enables aspiring entrepreneurs to get inside the startup world and learn how to develop a business idea. Startup Pirates held its first ever program in Tel Aviv, Israel. After one week of rigorous workshops and brainstorming, my team pitched the idea of 'Bouncer- Wait less, party more'. It is an app which allowed partygoers to skip the queue by paying a small amount depending on the club and the queue. The idea was supported by viable business model and was well received by the VC and the judge panel. It was covered by Times of Israel.

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Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Imperial College London

Research Assistant

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

AIESEC India

Team Member

Education

2021 - 2021

The Takshashila Institution

Graduate Certificate In Technology & Policy

NUS Overseas Colleges

Bachelor’s Degree, Technopreneurship

National University of Singapore

Bachelor of Computing, Computer and Information Systems

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