Misbah Ashraf
Product and Growth Evangelist 🚀

Product and Growth Evangelist 🚀

Hello, my name is Misbah Ashraf. I’m currently building Jar - a consumer financial product starting with savings and investments making it easier for younger individuals to start investing sooner in their lives with gold which has high cultural significance and familiarity with the asset class.

Recently, I founded Marsplay, a community led commerce platform for fashion and beauty and scaled it to 1 Million plus active users before getting it acquired 💰

I previously founded Cibola, a payment venture after dropping out of college with my friends.

I also led product and growth at startups like Pulse.qa (YC), Pursuit, Toymail (YC), Spangle among others. My thumb role of choosing people over ideas helped me to work with insanely talented teams across the globe.

Working with multiple startups on Product and Growth led me to understand the need for growth from the very first day of a product launch. My time spent working with startups across three continents and growing a user base from 0 to 15 Million+ only added to my experience.

My passion lies in building products that users find delightful, and this drive is perfectly complemented by my love for people, numbers and winning. All my energy comes from bringing order to chaos, solving problems before they surface and staying focused when the going gets tough.

I have been recognized as a Forbes India 30 under 30 and Forbes Asia 30 under 30 honoree. My best words have been featured in Techcrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg, Huffingpost, Techinasia, Yourstory, Inc42, Startup Grind, Hackernoon, Business Insider, Business World, Bangalore Mirror, and others.

You can talk to me about design, community building, growth, product, impact, and storytelling.