Anand Chowdhary is an engineer, designer, and entrepreneur from New Delhi, India. He lives in Groningen, the Netherlands, with his fianceé Sukriti Kapoor, and is the co-founder & CTO of Pabio, an interior design and rent-to-own furniture company.
He is also an open source contributor, awarded by GitHub as a GitHub Star (2021 & 2022), and was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 (Asia 2018) and in Het Financieele Dagblad's list of most-innovative entrepreneurs and professionals in the Netherlands.
From time to time, he speaks at events and writes articles about entrepreneurship and technology. He has been featured in publications like TechCrunch, Forbes, The Next Web, Hindustan Times, and CSS Tricks.
Pabio, co-founder & CTO, 2020–present
Rent-to-own furniture in Europe with personalized interior design
Oswald Labs, co-founder & CEO, 2016–2020
Accessibility technology for the next billion Internet users
Melangebox, co-founder & CTO, 2017–2020
Sustainable, high-quality, and affordable fashion for India
Class Rebels, co-founder & CEO, 2014–2016
Collaborative e-learning platform for CBSE K-12
PickQuick, co-founder & CTO, 2012–2013
Buy, sell, or swap university books safely online and on campus
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- When in long meetings, I tend to get distracted and often find myself ⌘+↹-ing to a different window (I used to previously catch myself using my phone, so I keep it away from me now). I’m working on this but please call me out if you notice I’m not paying attention.
- I typically work long hours, so you might receive an email or Slack message from me at unholy hours; you don’t have to read or reply immediately if you’re not working, and I don’t expect you to work at the same times.
- I’m still learning how to transition from designer/developer/hacker/etc. to manager, so you’ll likely have to bare with my lack of discipline when it comes to important managerial responsibilities like setting up projects well in advance and providing useful feedback.
- I tend to think and talk fast, so I might jump in while someone is still talking and try to finish their thought. This is also something I’m working on, so if you say “Let me finish”, it’ll make me feel like I’m a prick and make me much more conscious of this.
- My co-founder Carlo told me that I am “very good at things [I] want to do, and so bad at things I don’t want to do”. I want to do a better job at tasks that are important, but those I’m not particular excited about.
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What I value & how you can help me
- Keeping things in the open: Just like this README, I keep my OKRs, life and health data, and everything else I can, public. If it’s not public, it’s shared internally with the team (e.g., my calendar, Pabio finance details, and life updates). I value transparency, even in the little things like posting in Slack channels rather than direct messages.
- Feed me back: I piked this incredibly useful habit up from my co-founder Carlo — asking for feedback. If we have a one-on-one meeting, I highly value receiving feedback on how I can improve personally, do my job better, or help you do your job better.
How I can help you
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