Growth Hacking Experts

Michael Taylor

Co-Founder at Ladder.io
I founded and grew Ladder, a growth marketing agency to over 50 employees in three countries, helping companies like Monzo Bank, Time Out and Booking.com as well as 200 or so other startups. I was an early adopter of Growth Hacking techniques and learned to code when Optimizely came to Europe so I could roll out my own A/B tests without needing IT. I've also met Sean Ellis and other prominent Growth Hackers, and worked for Noah Kagan at SumoMe.

Karishma Rajaratnam

Head of Growth at
I dislike the term "growth hacking" but I'm a lover of building scrappy (but effective) strategies that take initiatives from 0-1. Finding scrappy solutions to big problems challenges me & gives me joy, especially when experiments evolve into a scalable playbook. I can help with questions like: How do you run Marketing experiments or test initiatives, with very few resources? At what stage do you conclude that your scrappy growth solution is actually working (or not)? How do you scale it?

Ferdinand Goetzen

Director of Marketing & Growth at
I help companies of all sizes develop and execute coherent strategies for growth, from building the right team, to developing the processes, experiments and playbooks required to grow.

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Jason Barbato

Former Global Growth Lead at
Built and scaled $40M, best-in-class growth hacking program at IBM. Head of Growth at early-stage startup. Freelance growth and marketing consultant for 6+ years.

I had a great conversation with Hannah. She was able to give me actionable advice and in just half an hour, I was able to learn a couple of things to help me move forward in the right direction. If you have a consumer app that you are trying to market, you should definitely talk to her. Side note: She has accepted to chat me despite the fact that we are each working in different companies that are in the same industry. It speaks a lot about the type of person she is. 1000% recommend!

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Armel Beaudry Kembe
Founder at Trebble FM
Mentor Hannah Parvaz

“Jason was a rockstar. Asked lots of insightful questions, listened, and ultimately delivered 3 very actionable tips, that I am in the process of implementing. From start to beginning, great energy, I knew I was talking to a veteran in Growth Hacking space.”

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Konrad Cichawa
Co-Creator Of VooDoo B2B Influence Project
Mentor Jason Barbato

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Growth hacking is an agile lean data-driven process you can apply to a product or service that has already found the product-market fit, to grow it from its current status to something – ideally at least 10 times- bigger in terms of users, revenue or another feature that is key for the success of a company/project.

However, growth hacking can be used to validate hypotheses or assumptions about a new business idea, a possible additional feature or a variant of an existing online product.

This mindset is based mainly on building lean experiments thanks to which we can validate a hypothesis on a specific step of the “pirate funnel” (or “AAARRR funnel”):

  • Awareness
  • Acquisition
  • Activation
  • Retention
  • Revenue
  • Referral

The success of the experiment strongly depends on how well it is set up and prioritized with respect to other potential experiments that could also drive growth.

Nobody is an expert at everything, and it’s important to be able to bounce ideas off with people that have more experience with you.

A very common use case for talking to a growth hacking expert is using them as a sounding board to get feedback on your growth hacking strategies.

Another popular use case for talking to a growth hacking mentor is to learn best practices on how to implement an experiment-driven and data-driven growth strategy within your organization. You can learn a lot faster by asking direct and pointed questions to a veteran practitioner than by consuming static blog content and video courses.

Common Use Cases

Growth Marketing

Brainstorm growth hacking tactics across all stages of the AARRR funnel

FrameworksPrioritization

Growth hacking is all about using an agile process that’s grounded in rapid experimentation and constant learning. It’s the business version of holding a growth mindset, and it’s for that very reason that it works so well.

Growth Marketing

Advice on setting up your growth experimentation framework properly

FrameworksPrioritizationValidation

The success of any growth experiment strongly depends on how well it is set up. Are you using a standardized and repeatable framework? Are your growth experiments prioritized with respect to other potential experiments that could also drive growth?

Career Advice

What to watch out for when it’s time to scale $1M+ PPC budgets for the very first time

PPCPrioritizationValidation

If you’re spending more than $1M per year on PPC, simple Google searches won’t help anymore.

Go-to-market strategy

What’s the best “starter” acquisition channel for bootstrapped startups?

BootstrappingLead GenerationProduct Launch

The first acquisition channel we recommend bootstrapped startups experiment with is almost always outbound sales.

Founder Life

Advice on what type of growth marketer to hire. Freelancer vs. Agency vs. In-house

Hiring

The age-old dilemma. Should you hire in-house marketers or outsource to an agency or freelancers.

Career Advice

It’s the first time in a Head of Growth role and you feel like you’re drinking from a firehose

MindsetValidation

If you’re in need of help in making sense of everything – prioritization, actionable items, where to start, then speaking to a mentor that has prior head of growth experience can be game-changing.

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  • If you want help prioritizing your growth ideas using a scalable framework
  • If you need technical implementation assistance from a technical growth marketer

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Here are some tips on how to get the maximum bang for your time on growth mentor calls.

  • Come into this with realistic expectations. They’re mentors, not magicians.
  • Ask your mentor if they’d be cool with you recording your screen with Loom
  • Give contextual information to help paint the picture of your current situation.
  • Growth mentors will be asking you lots of questions, answer them as honest as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of question asking. Be inquisitive. Stories are gold.
  • Don’t feel pressure, just relax. There’s no right/wrong way to do this. Avoid binary thinking.
  • Try to form mental patterns, especially if you speak with multiple mentors. Pay attention to metadata.
  • Embrace alternative views. Ask the mentors to play devil’s advocate and challenge your assumptions.
  • Be friendly and authentic. If you’re likable, the mentors will be your biggest supporters (even after the call is over).

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Each mentor creates their own package so what they offer and the price vary from mentor to mentor.  You can find their coaching info at the top of their profile.

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