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Deboshree Dutta

Founder & CEO of Criya (YC) | Ex-Head of Product PayPal | Featured in Forbes, NYT, Tech Crunch, Harvard Business School, CBS

13+

Years of Experience

5.35 million

VC Funding

180K+

on Social Media

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On CEO School with Suneera Madhani

I recently had the privilege of joining Suneera Madhani on the incredible CEO School podcast, and I'm thrilled to share our conversation with you. As an immigrant founder who has navigated the complexities of the tech world, I dove deep into my journey from launching Criya to securing funding with Y Combinator.

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About Me

About Me

Deb Dutta is the CEO of Criya - an AI tech startup backed by the prestigious Y Combinator and top tier VCs. Deb, is a female immigrant founder with 13+ years of experience as a successful Product Executive at PayPal, Microsoft, Hitachi. Deb holds a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon in computer science.

Featured on Forbes, TechCrunch, New York Times, CBS and Y Combinator, Deb is an established keynote speaker, Forbes contributor and leads the Women in Product chapter. Aside from that, Deb actively mentors women to develop their skills in product management, entrepreneurship and fundraising.

Currently as the CEO of Criya, Deb is shaping the future of Professional Excellence with AI. Deb’s vision is to empower every professional to level up their professional presence and collateral  in 20 seconds with perfectly  designed, on-brand web pages.

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Core Accomplishments and Skills

Transforming Tech with Strategic Leadership

  • 15+ Years in Product Leadership

  • Y Combinator And Venture Backed founder

  • Forbes Contributor

  • EB1-A Green Card Recipient

  • Product Leader at PayPal, Ex-Microsoft, Cisco, Nokia

  • Masters from Carnegie Mellon

  • 170K+ Followers on Instagram

Experience and Contributions

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My Forbes

Contributions

Authored by Deb Dutta

How Female Founders Can Grow Their Network

In a world where the scales are largely tipped against women in business, e.g., less than 2.3% of venture capital funding goes to women-led startups, the only way to break through the ceiling is by working together

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How Female Founders Can Grow Their Network

Four Strategies To Stay Relevant In A Changing World

As a result of Covid-19, our world has become our home, and our home has become our world. It is important that as individuals and as leaders we learn to adapt newer ways and means to conduct business.

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Four Strategies To Stay Relevant In A Changing World

How To Build A Brand Without A Marketing Budget

Have you ever wondered what it takes for a new organization to go from zero to 60? How do entrepreneurs who have just started a company, whether it’s a profit or nonprofit, without any marketing budget, get their brand name out there? 

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How To Build A Brand Without A Marketing Budget

Four Skills To Lead With In These Tough Times

During this global pandemic, our lives have turned upside down, and it's really made me question if we are tough enough to keep going. In a short few weeks, this pandemic has rapidly begun to stress test the strength of our infrastructure and economy, our trust in society and ultimately the resiliency of humanity. 

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Four Skills To Lead With In These Tough Times

Four Effortless Experiences Nonprofits Need To Focus On This Year

Have you considered how your members are "experiencing" your brand? How did they come to know about you? How can they learn more about your initiatives, and how can they get involved?

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Four Effortless Experiences Nonprofits Need To Focus On This Year

Four Startup Practices That Nonprofits Should Implement

What's common between a startup and a nonprofit? Much like startups, nonprofits are low on resources. In order to develop and scale, nonprofits must identify and optimize their strengths and carefully leverage their limited resources in order to expand.

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Four Startup Practices That Nonprofits Should Implement

Why More Nonprofits Should Consider Hiring Product Managers

Product management has gained a lot of attention in the tech industry, primarily because of the influential nature of the role and its strategic importance in shaping the future of an organization.

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Why More Nonprofits Should Consider Hiring Product Managers

My Professional

Journey

My Professional

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I am not sure if there is anything that Deb can't do and do well. She is incredibly talented, passionate, driven and organized and I always appreciated my interactions because she is such a good listener and has a positive, can-do attitude and then delivered on her commitments. Deb will will excel in anything she sets her mind to doing. 

Christine Jensen

Vice President, Paypal

Deb is full of energy, dedicated, self-starter and meticulously organized. She was one of the top performers in my organization at PayPal. I often relied on her to provide thought leadership to illuminate product ideas, bring alignment among very opinionated teams and simply deliver results. She played a major role in developing product strategy to transform the CRM system for customer success organization to provide effortless experience and reduce annual operational cost in double digit millions of dollars. Her confidence, passion, can-do attitude, makes her a precious asset for any organization.

Gurinder Grewal

Sr Director, PayPal

Deb and I worked on Hitachi’s IoT Smart City Software Portfolio together. Having Deb as partner on PM side was a real pleasure. Her positive and collaborative nature in combination with her outstanding communication skills, curiosity and technical expertise make her a true rockstar. Deb handled difficult situations with ease, juggling daily activities such as gathering requirements, prioritizing features, delivering spot on PRDs and providing clarifications to Engineering as well as presenting solutions to potential customers and C-level executives. Deb is an invaluable asset for any organization and any team will profit from her leadership. It would be a big pleasure to work with Deb again.

Thorsten Hoellrigl

Sr Director, Hitachi

Deb joined us as a product owner for a young, but complex SAAS solution with a long list of business, product, and people challenges. On a daily basis, Deb would be calibrating communication between geographically disperse engineering teams and business stakeholders, juggling several ongoing and upcoming customer engagements, all the while making sure that we continued executing on our vNext items. It was very much a hectic, and at times chaotic startup environment that required an uncommon combination of creativity, technical skills, a strong sense of product, and customer advocacy. Deb was a natural, making it all look easy.

Deb's positive energy, creativity, skill and customer ambassadorship are contagious in the best of ways. She will make any product and team shine brighter. 

Arno Grbac

Sr Director, Hitachi

I’ve known Deboshree from our days at Carnegie Mellon University, but we didn’t get to work together until she joined the Mobile Gateways group at Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), where we got to work on several projects on the PGW/GGSN together.

Deboshree has always shown herself to be a fast learner, ever willing to take up a challenge and lead the way if need be. Her technical skills and innovative thinking went a long way to help solve many customer issues. Her hard working nature and the great team camaraderie which she displays would make her an asset to any team.

Gurpreet Singh

Engineering Manager, Nokia

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