Sandeep Hegde

Head of Growth at bounty App

Bengaluru Area, India

Startups Startup Strategy Growth Hacks Growth Management Developer Relations Growth Hacker Growth Strategies Growth Hacking
A growth hacker with entrepreneurial spirit. Data driven decision maker and early adopter of new technologies. Helped bounty App grow from thousand users to half a million users and million+ checkins a month.

Previously, I was a Community Manager for Google Developers Group where we built 2000+ member strong community. Passionate about Growth Hacking and Community Building. I love to face every challenge with equal zeal and enthusiasm.

I am ambitious and that was how I started my company "dotCORD" in my second year of College. Even as a student I knew what I wanted to do and accomplishing my milestones gave me the greatest satisfaction. My experiences in life has taught me to be enterprising. Every client I came across was different and I had to cater to each persons specific needs. This helped to adapt easily to any situation, a virtue that is very necessary in this changing, modern IT environment.

Community Manager at Google Developers Group

May 2016 - Mar 2015

Took initiative to start the chapter and since then have grown the community to 2500+ members. Regularly engaging with the developer community, evangelising Google and open source technologies. Events like tech talk, code labs are hosted regularly. Have also hosted Google's global events like DevFest, Google I/O Extended, DevFest Women, Google Cloud Developer Challenge, Admob Student Developer Challenge etc

Head - Growth & Engagement at Nanolocal Technologies Private Limited

Mar 2015 - Present

bounty is nanolocal's consumer mobile app. Users get rewarded for visiting partner places (over 7500 in number, across categories of restaurants, shopping stores, malls, book stores etc). The app runs Intelligent Assist, a patented technology which can automatically detect when user is in a partner establishment, and provides the users with rewards that translate to Gift Vouchers. App does not require GPS or internet, thus saving battery for users. The app provides a hassle free, spam free way for brick and mortar stores to reward consumers. Data analytics is at the core of bounty app. We are building a predictive, context aware nanolocal commerce eco-system.

Director at dotCORD IT Solutions Private Limited

Dec 2007 - Mar 2015

dotCORD delivers quality web & mobile applications, served 1000+ clients, operating out of India & US. Breaking the barriers of tradition I started this first self-funded venture while pursuing 2nd year Engineering Degree at Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum. This venture was a first of this kind in this part of Karnataka. I threaded the startup & student life simultaneously for years and continued full-time after graduation.


Bachelor of Engineering at Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum

Jul 2006 - May 2010

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