The Product Person: Fahd Ananta (Preview)

hey! Anthony here. This is a preview of my interview with Fahd Ananta. Most recently, he was a Product Lead at Snap. He started off his career as a PM at Microsoft before founding 2 startups, Chime and Tab. After both startups got acquired, he spent 3 years as a Product Lead at Shopify before landing at Snap. Now, he’s working full time on his fund, Roach Capital.

We talked about a lot, including:

  • 🛍 What he learned from working on the retail team at Shopify.

  • 🤝 What he learned from his 2 acquisitions: Chime (in 2013) and Tab (in 2015).

  • 📱 What his day to day at Snap was like.

  • 💰 His transition from Product Lead to Investor.

  • 🔥 And lots more!

Here’s Fahd Ananta:

✂️ Snippets

Here are a few short snippets from the interview. Hope you enjoy:

Clip #1

🛍 Fahd talks about what he learned from working on the retail team at Shopify (3m 17s)

Clip #2

💰 Fahd talks about his transition from Product Lead to Investor (4m 25s).

Clip #3

🤝 Fahd recalls what he learned from selling his 2 startups: Chime (in 2013) and Tab (in 2015). (4m 10s)

Clip #4

🛠 Fahd talks about the difference between being a PM early in his career at Microsoft vs being a Product Lead later in his career at Snap and Shopify (1m 24s)

Clip #5

🤓 Fahd talks about the most important product learnings from his career (2m 3s)

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