my profile

Priyanka Naik

experienced technology product manager

I'm a multi-disciplinary Product Manager with a penchant for storytelling. I naturally gravitate towards problems & strive to find solutions by applying contemporary digital technologies.

In my free time, I mentor startups to find their Product/Market fit and devise appropriate growth hacking strategies for them based on their business goals. I also volunteer for several organizations promoting gender diversity and neurodiversity.

personal info

name: Priyanka Naik E-mail: website:
Who am i?
A technology fanatic, a problem solver, and a Mumbai-born leader utilizing my engineering and management skills to make an impact on the global tech scene.
What am I really good at?
Being the most resourceful person in the room - Grasping problem statements quickly - Breaking down complex problems - finding effective solutions
What makes me tick?
Good conversations, intellectual challenges, recognition
What are my hobbies
In my parallel life, I like writing about diverse subjects like new business models, artificial intelligence, alternative investments, entrepreneurship and sustainability (A passion). Most importantly, I talk about life and making the best out of it for professional excellence.

Since writing can be hard, when I’m not banging away at the keyboard, I’m probably mentoring younger friends on how to improve their professional Lives.
How can you contact me?
Simple. Drop me an email or hit me up on social media.

"Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you

And you can change it, you can influence it…

Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again"

- Steve Jobs -

Here's what i'm doing

I enjoy doing a lot of things. Solving problems, taking lead, providing all kinds of help, making one-line jokes, and much more. Below are just a few things I like doing the most.

Product Management

Focused Product Manager with the brain of an Engineer. Always conscious of big picture and business goals while being a motivating team leader.


Critical thinking with an open mind to produce Clean and Scalable Web Applications

UX Design

Has the heart of a designer, but also focuses on people—the users—not just on business goals, skills, or techniques.


Possess the hustle to always be a life-long student of the game. Constantly doing research, reading books, and taking online courses to stay ahead


I strive to develop my technical skills each day and will continue to try to gain expertise in these bodies of knowledge.


Product Management


Data Analysis





Industry Knowledge

With a natural thirst for knowledge, I enjoy sharing what I know with others. I'm confident in my mastery of chosen subjects, and prefer design and a brillant plan rather than opinions that can be distractions.

My Journey so far

I've spent several years of my life understanding the ins and outs of the corporate world, building my personal brand, and helping startups in different parts of the world crush their product launch and marketing goals. Through the years, I’ve mastered the art and science of launching new products, getting new clients, retaining customers and scaling.

Full-Time Work


Volunteer / Side Projects



( Mar 2020 : Present ) Product Manager

Building a world-class B2B Fraud Detection Product


( Jan 2019 : Present ) Lifelong Student

Furthering my capabilities - developing side projects, completing online courses, and reading lots of books

Various Non-Profits

( Oct 2018 : Present ) Volunteer

I am deeply committed to the cause of strengthening diversity in the tech industry. In my free time, I volunteer for several organizations promoting gender diversity and neurodiversity.

CapOne Research

( Mar 2019 : Mar 2020 ) Chief Strategy Officer

Led Product strategy of a Blockchain based payment app (P2P payments, retail and cross border payments)


( Oct 2018 : Nov 2018 ) RiseUp Fellow

Selected from a highly-competitive applicant pool for the female leadership accelerator. The program was designed to provide support and actionable skills to women willing to take the next steps to increased seniority within their careers.


( Mar 2017 : Dec 2018 ) Business Analyst

Acted as BA in Open Banking domain over a 20-month term. Was responsible for driving banking product innovation and evolving the existing banking product suite.

Tata Consultancy Services

( Dec 2013 : Feb 2017 ) Application Developer

Worked as an application developer in the financial domain. Got a unique opportunity of working on a legacy product, as well as playing a key role in its digital transformation.

University of Mumbai

( Jun 2009 : May 2013 ) Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science

Activities: Dabbled in competitive coding, conducted inter-college fests, hosted technical meet-ups, etc.

Social media influencer

( Jan 2009 : Present ) Blogger / Influencer / Marketer / PR

Collaborated with numerous brands as a Blogger, Influencer, Marketer and a Public Relations professional.

My Bookshelf

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Working Effectively with Legacy Code
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion
The Story Engine: An entrepreneur's guide to content strategy and brand storytelling without spending all day writing
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
Strategic Storytelling: How to Create Persuasive Business Presentations
Storytelling For User Experience: Crafting Stories For Better Design
Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
Sketching User Experiences:  Getting the Design Right and the Right Design
Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Think and Grow Rich
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Priyanka Naik's favorite books »

My Portfolio

I develop some neat projects on the side.

project 1
Community Qonnect Mobile App

Community Qonnect Mobile App

( website )

project 1

Community Qonnect

A free social networking application to connect with your community members!


INTJs are analytical problem-solvers, eager to improve systems and processes with their innovative ideas. They have a knack for seeing possibilities for improvement, whether at work, at home, or in themselves.

Often intellectual, INTJs enjoy logical reasoning and complex problem-solving. They approach life by analyzing the theory behind what they see, and are typically focused inward, on their own thoughtful study of the world around them.

INTJs are drawn to logical systems. They are typically independent and selective about their relationships, preferring to associate with people who they find intellectually stimulating.

INTJs form just two percent of the population, and women of this personality type are especially rare.


project 1
RiseUp USA

RiseUp USA


project 1

One of the 30 women selected across the globe for RiseUp Accelerator

project 3


( Latitude59 )

project 3

Addressing the Indian Delegation at Latitude59

project 3
World Bank

World Bank

( World Bank )

project 3

Part of City Resilience Program of World Bank at Madrid

project 4
Metlife Espana

Metlife Espana

( Metlife Espana )

project 4

Panel Discussion at Metlife Espana