What does it take to grow early stage businesses? In this episode we speak with Usman Sheikh, Managing Director of High Output Ventures about his experience balancing product and marketing for seed-stage startups. How do you get started with growth? How do you build a marketing model based on the right commercial returns? What does Usman wish someone had told him 15 years ago? Tune in as Usman shares his practical experience having helped scale multiple startups in the last 15 years, and provides actionable marketing examples from some of HOV's portfolio companies.
Usman Sheikh is the Managing Director of High Output Ventures, who back and build businesses with exceptional domain experts. High Output ventures is a seed-stage fund and a startup studio, helping launch and build the remote-first companies of tomorrow. Usman is an entrepreneur, having built, operated and sold companies over the last 15 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is a certified psychometric consultant from the prestigious Psychometric Centre at the University of Cambridge. He is also a certified NLP Practitioner, and specialises in startup marketing, sales, branding, and business and strategic development.