The Founder's Foyer with Aishwarya: Launching 0-1 products, founders and fundraising, thinking in first principles

Ft. Aarthi Ramamurthy, Product Advisor, Founder, Host of Good Time Show. We spoke about her journey into Silicon Valley, building early-stage products, raising money for startups, pitching, and more

Hey everyone,

Here’s the episode for this week:

Becoming a first-time founder is definitely fun, challenging, and more than anything a roller-coaster ride. Whether it’s transitioning from being an operator or scaling up a side project to something big, the energy and focus are unparalleled. So, what’s it like to hit the start button for foundership? What are the things to keep in mind, trade-offs to handle during decisions, and uncertainties to wade through?

Aarthi Ramamurthy is an entrepreneur, creator, product advisor, and a bearer of so many other hats. Aarthi runs the Good Time Show along with her partner Sriram, and she formerly led product teams at Clubhouse, Netflix, Facebook, and Microsoft, while also co-founding two amazing startups.

In this video, Aarthi and Aishwarya chat all things about how it was to work at Netflix in its early days, strategy behind putting the red Netflix button to the remote ;), transitioning to becoming a founder, thinking in bets, focus on primary expertise, and how to run a startup team.

TFF Chat: Aarthi x Aishwarya

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Aarthi and I discuss about:

  • Why Aarthi and Sriram run the Good Time Show 

  • Aarthi's upbringing and interest in technology

  • Follow interests, not just passion (Covid & Economy changes)

  • Building a curiosity-driven career in tech 

  • Early product building at Netflix (button your remote ;))

  • Ride of an operator-turned-founder: launching two startups 

  • The journey of applying to Y Combinator 

  • Advising tech founders on fundraising and product

  • Founders: how to get better at pitching your startup

  • Being a dashboard nut, and focusing on the right metrics

  • First-time founder vs second-time founder patterns

  • Rationale around angel investing in startups 

  • General concepts that Aarthi loves thinking about 

  • Good Time Show: Looking forward as a creator 

Listen to our conversation as a podcast on:

TFF Chat: Aarthi x Aishwarya

Thank you, and have a great week ahead!