Mr. Start-Up PM

About Me:

Hello, I’m a PM that has worked at brand name start up tech companies (think of a similar group of companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Atlassian). I’m passionate about finance and robust business models that make for lasting companies. I’m excited to leverage an MBA to pivot into more business focused roles that help companies build robust businesses.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Wharton, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: UC Berkeley

Undergrad Major: Physics

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: 710

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Started a free 4 week investing and personal finance course, focused on educating people on retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, and concepts like compounding interest.

Work History:

Title: Product Manager - Consumer Product

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: Product Manager - SaaS

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Found various growth opportunities in the roles I have been in, pitched them to leadership, and got up to 4x funding to pursue those growth opportunities. Started and launched an investing course, teaching 30+ students how to optimize their finances to take advantage of compound growth and help them achieve financial security.

Post MBA Goal:

With my interest in investing and experience in the start up world, I am aiming to transition into VC after my MBA to help startups build their businesses. In the much longer term (10-15 years post-MBA), I’m looking to go back to a company to be an operator as an executive.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. You’ve got some excellent PM experience that’s clearly driven by passion. I love how you started a course too – who was the audience (for example, colleagues or people in the community)?

    What I’m not completely certain of – why do you want an MBA, and what are you aiming to do afterwards? I’m not clear on what you mean by “more business focused roles.” Also, the schools you are targeting are very competitive – in addition to making a strong case for why each one is a strong fit for you based on its culture and resources within and outside of the classroom and obtaining excellent recommendations, you might consider retaking the GMAT to …

    3 years ago Read the full review
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Startup, I’m Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. There is a lot of great info here and a lot that will be interesting to admission committees. Your go getter attitude seems to have paid off in your past roles. I seem to be missing your post MBA goal, it would be helpful to see that here. I am also intrigued by your extracurricular work helping others better understand finance- is this a course offered pro bono? How did you find your students and where did you teach? With your strong GPA and physics background there will be no question of your quant ability but your GMAT is at the low end of the range for your targets. That …

    3 years ago Read the full review

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