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Ep116 – Mina Radhakrishnan (Co-founder – Different) on frameworks for decision making

My guest for Ep116 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Mina Radhakrishnan, the co-founder of :Different.

Mina started here career at Goldman Sachs, before transitioning into the Associate Product Management (APM) Program at Google.

From there she jumped into startups, initially joining ModCloth as it’s first Product Manager, before moving to a small 20 person startup (at the time) Uber.

She was the first product manager at Uber and later ran the company’s product team for three years, leading initiatives such as new driver onboarding and the addition of other types of car services. She is also one of five inventors who jointly hold Uber’s 2013 patent on surge pricing.

After leaving Uber, she served as an entrepreneur in residence at startup investment firm Redpoint Ventures, and as special adviser to Cowboy Ventures.

In 2017, Mina Co-founded :Different, a full-service property management platform, for just $100 a month. :Different is already managing over $1B worth of residential properties across Australia, has grown to over 50 staff and has recently closed a $7.1M series A funding round, backed by PieLAB, AirTree, Spring Capital and Warburton Group.

We covered a range of topics in this interview including:

  • Her experience as Ubers first Product Manager
  • Frameworks for decision making
  • How to find and hire great Product Managers
  • How to build relationships with investors
  • & much more!

Full interview below!

Show notes:

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