vikaskalwani

Vikas Kalwani

I'm a Product-led growth hacker and B2B Marketing Specialist skilled in SEO, Content Marketing, and Social Media Marketing. I grow companies and help build scalable revenue-generating products. I am a two-time startup founder and now actively mentoring portfolio companies of 500 Startups and Newchip Accelerator.

I come from a technology background (Master of Engineering in Communication Systems from Bits Pilani). I learned how to build and market products that generate revenue through continuous experimentation. My primary domain is growth (including product-led growth), but I don't hesitate in sharing my thoughts on product and business strategies.


Quick Links


Here's a tool I built which lets you view tweets by top Internet Marketers, Technology Influencers, and Serial Entrepreneurs in real-time. Check out the "Tweet-Wall".


I love playing and composing music. Here's an instrumental named Road Trip I composed a few years ago!


I fly airplanes in X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator & stream live on YouTube.


I met a really sweet dog at my college, named him Bear, and got him home. Bear likes going on long walks. He often barks at stray dogs. A few of my relatives are extremely scared of Bear. See for yourself!

bear kalwani

Work

  • 500 Startups  
    MentorJuly 2020 - Present
  • Newchip Accelerator  
    MentorMay 2020 - Present
  • MCDEX  
    Head of GrowthApril 2020 - Present
  • FasterCapital  
    MentorDecember 2019 - Present
  • Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur  
    MentorNovember 2019 - Present
  • imusify  
    Marketing AdvisorSeptember 2019 - March 2020Marketing ManagerMarch 2018 - August 2019
  • Hackr.io  
    Growth HackerOctober 2017 - May 2018
  • Mirakee  
    Co-Founder and Head of MarketingMarch 2016 - December 2016
  • Complipet  
    FounderJune 2015 - January 2016

Education

  • Master of Engineering
    Communication SystemsBirla Institute of Technology & Science  Pilani, 2013 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Technology
    Electronics and CommunicationInstitute of Technology & Management  Gurugram, 2008 - 2012
  • Schooling
    PCM with Computer ScienceVenkateshwar International School  New Delhi

Certifications

  • BADIR: Hands-on Business Analytics  
    Aryng AcademyFebruary 2020

University Projects

  • Active Noise Cancellation  
    Adaptive FilteringJan 15 - Apr 15
  • Key Detection Algorithm  
    Music TheoryJan 14 - Apr 14

Key Competencies

growth hacking Growth Marketing
product marketing Product Marketing
email marketing Email Marketing
search engine optimization Search Engine Optimization
data analytics Copywriting
content marketing Content Marketing
product management Product Management
business development Product-Led Growth
Product Design, Messaging, Vision, and Optimization Product Design, Messaging, Vision, and Optimization
brand management Social Media Marketing
influencer marketing Influencer Marketing
technical writing Technical Writing

Achievements

  •   Pioneered in raising $1.6m for imusify by executing the Bounty Program.
  •   Increased Hackr.io's website traffic by 300% via Reddit in a week.
  •   Grew Hackr.io's online presence via Social Media by 50% (made Java tweet about Hackr.io).
  •   Grew Mirakee's Community (@writersnetwork on Instagram) from 0 to 69K in 9 months.
  •   Signed up 3500+ early adopters for Mirakee's launch.
  •   Collaborated with 1000+ influencers in the B2C space from around the World.
  •   Onboarded 100+ writers on the Pinterest board "Writers of Mirakee".
  •   My first startup saved 5 pets. (Know More)

Growthletter

Growthletter is my newsletter where I share exclusive tips, strategies, case studies, resources, tools, and more for you to build and grow scalable revenue-generating products.
  • Growthletter is for you if:
  •   You are the founder of an early-stage startup
  •   You want to learn growth marketing
  •   You want to leverage product-led growth
  •   You wish to upgrade your knowledge on marketing
  •   You want to retain more customers on your app effectively
  •   You wish to know unconventional means to grow your brand
  •   You want to get more clients for your consulting business

SECTORS OF INTEREST

consumer internet Consumer Internet
SaaS Software as a Service
IoT Internet of Things
data analytics Data Analytics
artificial intelligence AI/ML
blockchain Blockchain (+ DeFi)
aviation and spae Aviation and Space
gaming Gaming
data science Data Science

HOBBIES

flight simulation Flight Simulation
music composition Music Composition
creative writing Creative Writing
wathing doumentaries Watching Documentaries
e-learning E-Learning
mentoring startups Mentoring Startups