Hi! I'm Kartick V.
Ex: Google, Founder and CTO, now working as a tech advisor to CXOs.
I can help unlock your startup's full potential by helping you
Get to conclusions sooner
De-risk projects by reducing unpleasant surprises
Generate multiple pathways
Speed up bogged down projects
Don’t just take my word for it
“Kartick helped us to streamline the iOS engineering hiring for us. Kartick gave us a useful perspective to help us improve our shortlisting process to identify great engineers and hire them faster while spending less time on unsuitable profiles. He set up insightful interviews, and identified good talent, who were hired and went on to do well in the company.
Kartick delivered more than what we expected, and in a timely manner. I'd work with him again.”
“Kartick's major contribution was in hiring key positions like the Principal software Architect and the front end tech leads. In addition his clear structured thinking helped us uncover vendor issues more easily. Also he was able to provide user experience consulting for our product lines with hires which allowed us to both shorten our time to market and improve NPS.
He has a lot of experience with startups and has a structured plan for taking your startup off the ground. I would wholeheartedly endorse him as a consulting CTO for startups.”
When we were hiring an engineering lead and were unsure of a particular candidate, I consulted with Kartick, who helped us identify what we need in the lead, then interviewed him, and gave us a clear evaluation of this person and what roles he'd be suitable for, helping us make a better decision.
On another occasion, when we had a crisis and I was stressed, I called Kartick and he reassured me and gave me a roadmap of how to deal with the crisis, both immediate and longer-term actions, which helped me proceed with confidence, knowing that I'm ready to handle whatever comes next.
I may be a good fit for you if
You’re seeking trusted guidance coupled with execution.
You've raised $5M and are comfortable with a
budget of $100K
(depending on scope).
You are seeking
someone who can
work across cultures
Let's talk about what I can do for your startup
Is your startup not on track to achieve your next milestone? Are you unsure what to do to get back on track?
Wouldn't it be great if you could get a trusted expert to guide you throughout your journey, help you make critical decisions right, and give you visibility into the consequences of decisions before you make them, so that you can execute with confidence?
Work with me, and I’ll guide you to success.
I'd like to offer you a couple of pricing options:
Option 1: Guaranteed results: I’ll understand your goals, and commit to delivering them. In the unlikely event I fail to deliver, I’ll do whatever it takes to make things right, including redoing the work at no extra cost, giving you a partial refund, or even a full refund, whichever I feel is the appropriate resolution.
The fee will be $175/hour, subject to a minimum of $4K per month.
The bill fluctuates month to month. In the past I’ve billed as much as $20K in a single month.
I’ll inform you every $4K — 4, 8, 12, etc — to avoid bill shock.
A typical engagement costs $100K. I suggest you budget $100K to get started, and I’ll let you know if this changes as the work proceeds.
Option 2: Name your own price. It could be as low as $4k. We’ll divide it by the hourly rate of $275, and you’ll get a certain number of hours. I’ll use those hours to further the agreed-upon goals. When the hours are over, if work still remains, you can choose to repeat this process by naming another price for the next iteration, or switch to option 1.