Karthik Puvvada (KP)
Founder. Creator. Coach.
I'm Karthik Puvvada, often called 'KP' by friends and my audience on the Internet. Currently, I am leading Founder Relations at Paddle helping create and run founder-facing educational and community programs.
Before that, I was the founder & CEO of Build In Public Fellowship, an online program and community to help founders and creators put themselves out there and build in public fearlessly.
I co-founded 2 SaaS startups and over 15 side-hustles since 2018 all in public. I also interview ambitious founders and creators like Gary Vee, Alexis Ohanian Sr. on my podcast called the “Build In Public Podcast” to unpack their stories, insights and lessons. I’m also a Partner at Utopic Ventures where we invest in scientists with world-changing ideas.
I’m one of the strongest evangelists of the “building in public” movement that is helping founders attract early customers & investors by sharing their journey online as it unfolds.
Previously, I helped over 500 founders globally take a shot on their dreams and kickstart businesses through education programs and communities resulting in $1.25m in revenue. Led high-profile positions as a director at startups like On Deck (funded by Founders Fund) and Day One (funded by Gary Vee).
Welcome to my personal website where I share hand-picked resources, ideas and insights from my journey and experiences to help founders and creators.
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Here are a few curated podcast interviews where I was featured that tell my story: