Sachin Obaid

London, United Kingdom

Sachin's Skills
Product Management
Business Development

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Sachin

About us
Think Shaadi is a luxury wedding concierge, helping discerning couples plan their perfect wedding.We focus on high quality and unique suppliers, chosen through an internal review process. These suppliers are listed on our online portal and we connect them to high net-worth and aspiring individuals. We already have world-class names such as the Mandarin Oriental and The Four Seasons on board. We were selected by the University of Cambridge’s Business Accelerator due to our innovative value proposition.

What is your role as co-founder?
Work on a platform with a high profile customer base and get the opportunity to scale a well-funded prototype. Join our team as a founding member and disrupt a multi-billion pound industry. 
We need to improve our technology platform, software and hardware, to be ready for more users, more new functionality, and to be capable of staying online whatever happens. We’re open to different approaches, and you will take the lead in choosing an architecture and technology set for future development

Tech Skills we Need
PHP + MySQL: the systems our prototype uses
Modern web programming, system design, and technology: you need to understand how to improve on our prototype
Amazon Web Services: we are hosted on AWS, and will be for the foreseeable future
Build and test automation: we need a reliable, scalable, maintainable system

Soft Skills we Need
Interest in entrepreneurship: you will be working with people who want to make something new, and reap the rewards
Communications skills: you won’t just be dealing with techies, so you will need to understand and be understood
Analytical mindset: our success depends on understanding our customers, so you will need to be happy with numbers, from Google Analytics, to Excel spread sheets, to Apache response times
Time to commit around existing job: we can’t pay you yet, and we understand that you will need a day job

What’s in it for you:
As a founder of the team, we want you to be an equity participant, with the same long-term incentives as the rest of us.
Along with receiving equity, you will:
• enhance your portfolio with an outstanding product with a high profile user base,
• experience what it takes to build a business, and
• participate in problem-solving, planning, and a range of responsibilities outside of technology


Accelerate Cambridge

Startup Leadership Program (SLP) - Fellow