Conversations with Nihar Sawant, Product Head at FusionCharts

You need to have customer empathy, should understand what your customer want, look at the situation from their perspective, be always metric driven

Nihar Swant

Head of Products


Nihar Sawant is the head of products at FusionCharts, a startup providing data visualization products. Previously he has worked with Burgundy Box as a product manager. He is an entrepreneur turned product management professional with over 8 years of experience.

One of his ventures is now part of Autodesk, an American Multinational Corporation which makes software in CAD. He is proficient in product management, growth hacking, and product strategy. His skill sets also include modular architecture development, minimalistic design with clean web development.

He often writes on topics ranging from social media to software development to travel adventures which make him a perfect candidate for technical writing and content marketing as well. His writing has been featured in Smashing Magazine, YourStory, The Next Web and SLRLounge.

In this podcast, he talked about his product management experience and how to become a product leader

Podcast Notes

How Nihar went from a software developer to entrepreneur and finally becoming a product manager?

What differences does he find between product management and entrepreneurship?

His role as Head Products at Fusioncharts and day to day responsibilities.

Challenges he faced while transitioning to a product leadership role

How to demarcate your product role from engineering (if you came from technical background)?

Advice for aspiring PM’s

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