134 - Sharath Kuruganty
Sharath Kuruganty is currently building all things community as the Community Programs Manager at Product Hunt and co-founder of Shoutout
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He is also the co-founder of Shoutout, helping startups and creators turn their existing social capital into beautiful Walls of Love.
He often helps early-stage founders with growth, GTM, building in public, community and has been on advisory boards for a couple of YC startups. He is an Angel Investor who occasionally writes small checks for pre-seed startups.
Inside Sharath’s Workspace
My current setup:
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019, AMD Radeon Pro Graphics) - Personal mac. Loved it so far. Built so many side projects(10+) on this one.
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019, Intel UHD Graphics) - Work mac.
AirPods Max - One of the best headphones I ever owned. They are light, powerful, and the sound quality is incredible.
AirPods Pro - Best for taking calls. Comes really handy due to the size.
Apple Watch Series 4
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Misc items - Product Hunt glass cup, Fred Rogers & Steph Curry figures, Apple Watch Mac stand
Product Hunt for finding interesting products in tech and launching my side projects
Twitter for connecting with my audience, creating content, and building a network
Notion for pretty much everything I work on is stored in my notion workspace
Google Suite for storage, email, browser
Slack for communication
Plausible Analytics for tracking web traffic for my side projects
Typefully for scheduling threads and tweets
1Password for passwords
Canva for poster design
Figma for custom design
Brandbird for elegant screenshots
Airtable for database
Apple Music for songs
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What is your favorite item in your workspace?
MacBook Pro. Blessed to be able to afford such an incredible tool. \
How do you spark creativity?
I'm mostly inspired by others these days. Watching people build product/content sparks more ideas in me.
How do you keep the work-life balance?
It's something I often struggle with. Thanks to Ruhan, my baby boy who gives me more reasons to shut down work after 5 pm and spend time with him and my wife.
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