Kindred Member Spotlight: Suchit Tuli, Co-Founder and CEO of Quantime
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Kindred member Suchit Tuli is on a mission to revolutionize time management. As a product and strategy leader who enjoys solving complex universal problems through innovation, his latest venture is Quantime, a startup building the world’s first self-scheduling calendar to automate time management for modern professionals.
Suchit Tuli recently sat down with Kindred’s Liz Kneebone for a Kindred-exclusive interview on founding and operating in the time management industry, how he’s changing the game, what to expect from new ventures like the metaverse, and more.
In the interview, he shares his motivation for starting Quantime: to solve a universal problem that has become more critical given how the pandemic has changed the way we live and work.
“Scheduling has been even more important because we don’t have a way of just serendipitously running into each other at the office, running into each other at the local grocery store, running into each other at an alumni happy hour. Now, in order to connect with each other, we actually have to make time.”
“COVID, in a lot of ways, has accelerated the future of work, not only in terms of the tools that we have to work with today, but also in the way various organizations work.”
In the workplace, companies have adapted to pandemic-related restrictions, creating a greater need for seamless time management as they manage distributed workforces. Policies such as asynchronous scheduling and flex time have opened the door for people to have more control over how they manage their time, he notes.
“Everybody has something that works best for them. And yet, prior to COVID, we were all forced to work in a singular way. I would argue that COVID, in a lot of ways, has accelerated the future of work, not only in terms of the tools that we have to work with today, but also in the way various organizations work,” he says.
For Tuli, the need for better control over our time will only continue to grow. As organizations seize the opportunities of participating in the metaverse and demands for productivity continue, rethinking how we manage our time and schedule our days will be necessary.
“I started building in this space for personal reasons because I feel a lot of productivity guilt myself…but also because this is a universal problem. No matter who you talk to in the world, time management, or rather the lack of time, is always going to be a top three, top of mind issue for them,” he says.
His work is bridging the gap between what people want to do and the amount of time they feel is available to do them; he says: “What we’re trying to do is flip time management on its head where we find time and reserve time for you to do these things, whatever that may be.”
Kindred members can listen to the full interview with Suchit Tuli on the member portal. Prior to launching Quantime, Tuli invested in early-stage venture funds such as Bowery Capital and Meta Prop and gained experience operating at digital health startups such as RubiconMD. He started his career within strategy teams at JPMorgan Chase and the Advisory Board Company. To learn more from Tuli or meet him directly, Kindred members can reach out via the member portal.