Kartick Vaddadi

My background

I graduated from IIT Bombay with a Masters in CS, after which I worked at Google, on Gmail, Google search, Google Sheets, and more. After that, I ran my startup​ Futurecam:

After that, I worked as a CTO, where I presided over a 5x growth in 6 months while maintaining 99.9% reliability. In addition, I've been advising startups for years.


I now work as a consulting CTO, working with your time and pulling in my team as needed, to deliver the desired outcomes. In this role, I contributed a million-dollar outcome for a client.

Companies I worked with

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Lakshmi Narasimham, Engineering Director

“Kart as an adviser has given significant inputs to the company work culture which fixed the gaps and improved the work culture a lot. He pulled a couple of engineers from his network on short notice and helped Loktra to fill the urgent opening in just 3 days. He has helped Loktra in key hiring. He is a great value addition as an adviser.”

Vipin Khandelwal, Founder, Unovest

“Kartick has contributed to multiple areas: staying on top of the evolving fin-tech landscape, brainstorming products and features to build, planning our roadmap, pricing, making introductions to relevant people, helping with a vendor relationship…”

Rohan Gupta, Cofounder, stealth startup

“I was introduced to Kartick by a common friend from Sequoia. I would often ping Kartick about questions related to the tech stack and product capabilities. He has not only answered those questions for me but also taught me how to think and approach those questions effectively. He has a deep technical understanding and an eye for business nuances.”


I work with a select group of highly skilled professionals: a former Head of Design at a startup, a Product / Eng Director, and another ex-Google CTO. When you work with me, you get access to my entire team.

Benefit from my insight — free​


YouTube: Learn about Software DesignDesign PatternsBackendDevOpsProject ManagementProduct ManagementHiring, and Mock Interviews. Or search my channel for a topic that interests you. Multiple founders and CEOs told me they watch these videos and use the insights to make critical decisions for their companies. If you have any questions, leave as many comments as you want.

Spreadsheets: I've created a hiring planner, a prioritization exercise, a software development estimator, a technology picker, and more.

AMA: Ask me anything on a video call, which I'll record and post on YouTube.

Blog: YouTube is my primary medium, but I share insights on my blog, too.


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