Hi, I am Nataraj. I grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 2013. Right now, I reside in Seattle area working in tech. I expand my leverage with code (working at Azure), capital (investments) & media (podcasts & newsletter).
I like to talk to people who are creating something interesting & new. If you are one of those, feel free to reach out. After all internet is created for this purpose.
I spend most of my day leveraging code previously as a Software Developer & now as a Product Manager. I have worked across products ranging from healthcare software, Dynamics 365, Hybrid Cloud, AI & currently in managed File Share products at Azure.
I believe individuals are not designed to one thing all their life, so I do different interesting things at any given time, or at least try to. This means I occasionally invest in early stage companies & host a podcast as an excuse to talk to the most interesting people on the internet.
Podcast: Startup Project
This is a bi-weekly podcast about the business of technology. The conversations features founders, executives & investors. Check out more the podcast on Spotify, Apple, YouTube & other platforms.
Podcast: End 2 End
This is a limited series podcast where I have broke down different sectors in the technology business. Episodes include business model breakdowns of Media & Streaming business, Food Delivery businesses & more.
Newsletter: Above Average
Above Average is a weekly newsletter for technology professionals who are looking to understand the second-order effects and the hidden strategies behind the day to day decision of the big technology companies. Subscribe to get Above Average insights.
Validated – AI First Marketing – NEO
Kaagaz – Document Super App – Y Combinator
Alto IRA – Alternative investments IRA – Unusual Ventures
Statiq Mobility – EV charging Network for India – Y Combinator
Handl – Convert documents to structured data – Florian Leibert, Immad Akhund
Loconav – Fleet-Tech Management – Sequoia India
Clinikk – 360 degree healthcare for India – MassMutual Ventures
Airmeet – Remote events software – Sequoia India
Prodigy – AI Lending Platfrom – Tribe Capital
Rupifi – B2B Payments – Better Capital, Tiger Global
Toddle – All in one teaching platform for IB schools – Better Capital, Matrix Partners
Newton School – Lambda school for Indian engineers – Nexus venture Partners
Testbook – Test Prep platfrom for govt jobs – Better Capital, Matrix Partners
Numberz – Accounts automation platform – Sequoia India
Agnikul – Indian aerospace manufacturer – Pi Ventures, Mayfield Fund
Sleepy Owl – India’s premium coffee brand – DSG Consumer Partners