Pranav Divakar - Growth Marketing

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Pranav Divakar

Growth Marketing

I love working on all things Growth!

In the last 7 years, I have learned failure, humility, discipline, determination, & persistence. From starting an event management company right in college to getting selected to the MIT Global Startup Labs cohort & trying to build a media company at 22. Life hasn't been a bed of roses that my 16-year-old wished for— having a ton of press covering me & a bunch of VCs knocking on my door. I have been woken up from these dreams with jolts, and have been put back on the ground.

The last few years have been a impactful. I spent 3 years at Locus.sh, joined when they were at $250K ARR & 30 odd people, we grew this to $4M ARR & 200+ people. My latest gig was at Esper.io

I also love building side-projects for the joy of moving things from 0-1. Here are the recent ones Startup Journey, Funded Pitch Decks, Chessmate, Discover Webinars, Cursor Track, [email protected]. Some are dead, some are still alive — But I'm always looking to build side projects with people smarter than me, Hit me up!

  • Birthdate : 30/09/1993
  • Phone : +91 990-1111-896
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.pranavdivakar.com
  • Address : Bangalore, India.
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Entrepreneurial Mindset

I'm kicked about owning things. I have built companies & projects and pride myself being an Entrepreneur.

Strategy

Strategy is something I love to work on. Creating a road map to getting things done, is super fun for me.

Execution

I believe in "It’s not done, Until it ships". The feeling of a greatly executed plan gives me more happiness than the plan itself.

My Experience

My Skills

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Execution

It's not done, Until it ships.

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Digital Marketing

The Story is what's going to get people excited.

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Growth Hacking

Experiment driven marketing.

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Operations

Long Days and Pleasant Nights.

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Hustle

The thrill in moving things at break neck speeds - Incomparable.

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Smart Work

You don't get paid for Hard Work, You get paid for Smart Thinking.

  • Creative 90%
  • Leadership 95%
  • Communication 90%
  • Go-To-Market 95%
  • Team Sports 100%
  • Networking 70%

I am happy to pick up Consulting Gigs

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My Resume

  • Present
  • Locus

    Head of International Marketing

    I currently Head the International Marketing efforts focused on Go-To-Market Strategy & Execution in North America & South East Asia.

    Nov 2017 to Present
  • StartupJourney

    Chief Hustler

    Cooking food, cleaning vessles, washing clothes, mopping floors! Anything & Everything from Conceptualisation to Execution! Snapchat is the new TV!

    JULY 2016 to MAR 2017
  • Vaultedge

    Chief Marketer

    Helped in the launch of the product on ProductHunt, responsibe for gaining 900+ upvotes & 130+ comments.

    SEP 2016 to NOV 2016
  • INK talks

    Youth Programs Manager

    Everything related to planning & execution of Youth Centric Programs at INK. One of the always happy places :)

    SEP 2014 to JAN 2016
  • Start-up Leadership

    Fellow

    Selected among the top 25 over hundreds of Entrepreneurs of Bangalore. An interactive 6 month program, where learning is exclusively through co-fellows and experienced Entrepreneurs of the Industry.

    SEP 2014 to MAY 2016
  • Spoonful

    Co-Founder - Business Head

    We are building an automatic assistive feeder for disabled with limited motor functions. We are developing methods to provide assistive technology at affordable cost. I look after the various fund-raising and partnership with NGO’s and other Government agencies.

    JUNE 2014 to Present
  • TEDx [email protected]

    Head of Marketing & Strategic Planning

    As the name suggests, We organised a TEDx event exclusively for the Youth of Bangalore. We brought in exceptional speakers who have done some awesome stuff while in their teenage. I primarily took care of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing for the event targeting the young college crowd of Bangalore.

    JUNE 2014 to DEC 2014
  • Education
  • Bachelor of Business Management

    Acharya Institutes

    I specialised in Human Resource Management, During my final year, I did a project on the perception of a students during a 4 year course .

    2011 - 2014
  • MIT - Global Start-up Labs

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    A 6 week long program with some of the best entrepreneurial students from across India. With an acceptance rate less than 5%. The Program consisted of rigorous hands-on training in building a start-up from scratch.

    2014

My Testimonials

What my Recommender's Say

"Dynamic, Diligent and one who is bursting with ideas, defines Pranav. I have known Pranav professionally for more than a year now and he has always believed in suggesting new innovative ideas specially in outreach and digital media strategies. He can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure the job gets done and is an excellent asset to my team. Pranav is also quick enough to volunteer to assist in any other company operations, as well. It was a pleasure working with him "

Swetha Suresh

Program Manager @INK talks

"Pranav is a self-starter and a charismatic marketer who not only brought scale, depth, and intelligence to the go-to-market campaigns at Locus but can also clearly figure out the "know-how" of launching new geography altogether. A great team player that takes the team together and steps up when needed. He was instrumental in bringing fantastic results both in terms of creating brand awareness as well as demand generation in North America."

Amisha Sethi

VP Global Marketing @Locus

"Having spent a considerable amount of time knowing Pranav in both professional and social context, I can safely vouch for the skill,passion and grit he brings to almost everything he pursues. There seems to be nothing too hard for Pranav to learn and get extremely good at in a very short period of time. While he chose marketing to devote his full attention to, his focus and drive to excel would make him an asset in any field of his choice. "

Shantanu Bhattacharyya

Chief Data Scientist @Locus

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My FunFacts

  1. Tennis

    I have represented India in Junior International Tournaments & represented Karnataka in more than 100 national level tournaments. It's the most passionate I have ever been towards a sport.

  2. Basket Ball

    Played Basket Ball at state level meets in school & was awarded the Best Player twice. I was also the Captain of the "Yellow" House, where we won most sporting events in school & was the best performing team.

  3. Karate

    I have learnt Karate for more than 8 years and now being a Black Belt, I indeed have broken some bones ;).

  4. Solo Trips

    I went on a month long backpacking trip in Indonesia exloring the country & culture bit by bit. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences have had!

  5. Dog Lover

    I live with a Saint Bernard, which is the laziest yet the most adorable pet in the world! The love it shows is incomparable to anything else in life.

Get in touch

Bangalore, India
[email protected]
+91 990-1111-896

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