Vidya Lakshmi Kaipa

Product Manager

Bay Area native with over 8 years of startup experience. Passionate about combining design thinking and a global perspective to create sustainable long-term solutions.

Empathetic, curious, and collaborative. Experienced with products and integrations spanning marketplaces, lifecycle optimization, data pipelines, risk, and insurance.


Generated $1M+ annually in premium services as first product manager at Outdoorsy

Saved $1M in claims / subrogation costs by launching key anti-fraud / risk integrations

Improved lifecycle conversion by 35% and managed technical vendor integrations

Co-created first UX summer internship program with head of design and mentored 2 interns


Product manager evaluation

Free self-evaluation and customized reading list designed to accelerate your growth as a product manager

Pocket Gypsy

Travel blog documenting a year of solo backpacking across the world. Read in 110+ countries (now deprecated, but still a fun read)


Product management as a craft

How do you get the best results from a cross-functional team, mine deep insights from your users, and galvanize your team to do the right thing?

Product development in society

How can product teams truly improve the world? How do we undo the evil forces of dark patterns? Which industries are in the most need of change?

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