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What’s next for KP?

Hey thanks for reading this quick 1-pager!

It has the key highlights related to my career and what I’m looking for in my next move.

(Update: This 1-pager and my “bat signal tweet” has led me to a dream role at Paddle)

Blurb:

Hi, I’m KP. I’m looking to join a mission-driven Series A+ startup or a VC Fund in a full-time role (remotely)

When? As early as Jan 2024

Ideally where the ICP is early stage entrepreneurs (which he has lots of experience serving)

Interested markets include AI, creator economy, future of work, no-code, productivity tools etc.

Interested roles include leadership roles in content, marketing, education, community, special projects etc.

Previously Director at On Deck and Day One

Bio:

Karthik Puvvada (known by his friends and online as "KP") is a 5x founder, podcast host, angel investor, advisor, coach and a leader of the "build in public" movement — that is taking the internet by storm.

He 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. He also co-founded 2 SaaS startups and built over 15 no-code side hustles (with 2 exits). He is also a Venture Partner at Utopic Ventures where he invests in scientists with world-changing ideas.

KP built an audience of over 48,000 from scratch on Twitter and 10,000 on email by building his entire startup career in public. He designed and ran the global no-code fellowship at On Deck that helped over 360 tech products and businesses come to life from founders across 40 countries. He is also an angel investor in early-stage startups and advices/coaches world-class founders from YC and On Deck. His investments include Softr, Stoa, Airboxr, Cal.com, and more. He is also an Advisor at Atlanta Tech Village, which is the 4th largest startup hub in the U.S.

KP hosts a global top 10% podcast called “The Build In Public Podcast” which is an interview series where he chats with world-class entrepreneurs, ambitious startup founders, creators and builders on the Internet who’re boldly building the future in public. The guest list includes business titans and CEOs like Gary Vee, Alexis Ohanian, Kat Cole, Sahil Lavingia, and many more leaders.

KP was also awarded “Community Member of the Year (2022) by Product Hunt as he became a Top Hunter on the platform bringing 93 products and startups to the market.

He was invited to give talks and workshops at prestigious entrepreneurship centers like Oxford University’s OXI incubator and Terry College of Business.

See longer bio here: https://thisiskp.com/bio

Proof of work:

  • Content & marketing:
    • Started a podcast from scratch and published 83 podcast episodes (including guests like Gary Vee, Alexis Ohanian, Alex Lieberman etc)
    • Started 2 newsletters from scratch and published 60 editions on Substack and grew to 10,000 combined audience (here and here)
    • Started my Twitter account from scratch and grew to 48,000 and email channels to 10,000 subscribers
    • Created a marketing campaign called Founders’ Hotline which was an Internet call-in show that attracted over 10,000 listeners and guests like Gary Vee, Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad CEO) etc.
  • GTM:
    • Helped 93 startups launch on Product Hunt and built an audience of 9,700 followers
    • Advised 500+ founders at On Deck, Day One and Intro marketplace (w/ 5 star reviews)
    • Part-time Advisor at Atlanta Tech Village on GTM (covering positioning, messaging and ICP)
  • Education:
    • Designed and delivered educational programs across 10 cohorts (across BIPF, On Deck and Day One)
    • Designed and published 2 e-books on Notion and an online course on Product Hunt launches (and many lead magnets)
  • Community:
    • Hosted 75+ live learning sessions and social events in 2023 at BIPF across 5 cohorts
    • Hosted 200+ virtual workshops, social events and fireside chats at On Deck and Day One

Core strengths:

  • 0 to 1 execution on new ideas
  • Content (podcasting, newsletters, Twitter, Linkedin)
  • Sales
  • Go-to-market
  • Community building
  • Partnerships

Co-signs:

  • Here are some kind words from community members, my former customers and my colleagues: https://senja.io/p/bip/AKegAL
  • 100% of founders who hired me on Intro (dot) co have shared positive things (see here)
  • Can provide previous work references for due diligence

Contact info:

Email: trulykp@gmail.com

DM directly on Twitter: @thisiskp_

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karthikpuvvada/