Giri Sreenivas is a serial entrepreneur and a software engineer with over 15 years experience in engineering, product management and general management roles. He is currently the CEO of Helm - a consumer privacy and security company helping people take back ownership of their data.
Iman and Cyrus talk to Giri about his background, why he set up Helm and what the business stands for. They also talk broadly about online privacy and what the future of the internet may look like.
⏰🏷 00:00 Intro 01:00 Giri’s background & the start of Helm 05:00 Online privacy as a right & politics 08:47 Helm product features 13:04 Helm 2.0 16:39 Privacy features 18:47 Helm’s scaling challenges 21:53 Longer term goals 26:07 Future of Big Tech 29:40 Giri’s mental models & principles 34:42 Immigrant mentality 40:35 Technical vs non-technical CEO 44:46 Raising funding as a technical founder 48:51 Bullish vs Bearish Take 53:47 Giri’s top 3 books 56:42 Buy Helm products & overseas expansion
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