Ever felt trapped in a cycle of endless meetings, watching the clock tick away precious productivity? Ashish Fernandez, co-founder and COO of Meetrics, joins us to share his inspiring leap from chemical engineer to tech innovator, tackling the very issue that drives professionals to the brink. His story, a tapestry woven with threads of passion and persistence, guides us through the landscape of tech entrepreneurship, from the oil fields of Northern Canada to the bustling innovation hubs that now define his daily life.
Crack open the playbook on revolutionizing meeting culture with Meetrics, as Ashish and I investigate how to transform the way we collaborate in a world where remote work has redrawn the boundaries of our office spaces. We chart the journey of Meetrics MVP launch and the critical user feedback that shapes the future of efficient, productive meetings. It’s a tale of a committed team’s dedication, the triumphs and tribulations of startup life, and a deep dive into the art of balancing the hectic scramble for funding with the thrill of innovation.
Rounding out our conversation, we reflect on the unique challenges that greet those bold enough to step into the realm of startups. With candid musings on late-night entrepreneurial worries and the euphoria of shipping a product that could change the game, this episode is a heartfelt homage to the creators, builders, and dreamers. Whether you’re already navigating your startup odyssey or just contemplating the first step, there’s something in Ashish’s journey for you – an affirmation that the most fulfilling paths are often the ones we forge ourselves.
Ashish Fernandez, COO, Meetrics
Ashish Fernandez is the co-founder and COO of Meetrics – a platform designed to help you to brilliantly prepare and run meaningful meetings. He previously worked at Google and Shell across roles in engineering, operations, GTM, project management, and business development. He’s passionate about cultivating respectful and motivational cultures, cognitive diversity, data-driven decision-making, and hiring the right people. Ashish values companies that balance innovation with solid business fundamentals — both are needed to succeed and remain successful.
Learn more about Meetrics at www.meetrics.ai