Hi I am Amit Bhatnagar
Entrepreneur. Product Leader. Perpetual Student.
With over 15 years of diverse experience in product management, software development, and consulting, I have a track record of leveraging innovation and creativity to bring game-changing products to market. In roles at Apple, Microsoft, Nykaa, Dineout, and OYO, I've been instrumental in launching new product-led lines of business that drove growth and created unique value propositions.
I am a Stanford University alumnus with a Master's degree in Management Science and Engineering. My lifelong learning journey continues as I pursue interests such as the Spanish language, showcasing a perpetual student mindset that fuels my approach to problem-solving and innovation.
Education has been the catalyst that propelled me to where I am today. As a testament to the transformative power of education and the symbiosis of my passion for learning and skill in building tech products, I founded AulaCube – a venture aimed at reimagining the educational landscape. At the heart of AulaCube is a desire to create a holistic and inclusive learning environment that leverages the prowess of technology.
My ambition is to harness the power of technology and the insights gleaned from my diverse background to create an ecosystem that fosters holistic and inclusive learning. Education is not just a pursuit, but a mission that has shaped my life. It is now my turn to contribute to reshaping it for others, shaping the future one innovation at a time.
November 2021 - November 2022
Senior Vice President: Product, Nykaa
Led product management and product-led growth for Nykaa Beauty & Nykaa Man plus some platform services that cut across the whole Nykaa B2C ecosystem (includes payments, marketing tech, Retail POS). Team size: 25-30.
October 2017 - April 2020
Associate Vice President: Product, OYO
First headed the B2B demand channel (corporate travel, Travel Agent, etc.) and then B2C Consumer Product. This was where I first took up a people management role. Also managed product marketing and program management.
February 2013 - September 2016
Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Worked first as a Product Strategy Manager with Bing Ads and then as a product manager with Bing Local Search. At Microsoft, I learnt the power of consumer-research and data-driven decisioning in product management.
May 2006 - July 2009
Software Engineer, Adobe Inc.
I worked as a software developer first with Adobe Print Technology Group working with the world's top printer manufacturing companies (Ricoh, Epson etc.) and then briefly with the Adobe InDesign team.
April 2020 - November 2021
Chief Product Officer, Dineout
Built and led a world-class product team across Product Management, UX Design, Analytics and UX/Tech Writing.( Team size 27)
Managed a full-stack restaurant tech suite cutting across B2C, B2B and B2B2C SaaS solutions.
September 2016 - February 2017
Senior Product Manager, Apple
Worked on the Apple Maps Product team for a short period before I decided to go full-time on my Master's degree at Stanford to accelerate the move back to India for personal reasons.
August 2011 - February 2013
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Digital
Served as a Digital Strategy consultant on projects spanning web analytics and social media strategy for clients spanning e-commerce, travel, hospitality, insurance and media & entertainment verticals.
June 2005 - May 2006
Associate SDE, CA Technologies
First role in the corporate world. Handled development (primary) and Quality Assurance (temporary, but valuable stint) for two internal products for CA Technologies stack across three UNIX platforms.