Monte Thakkar
Monte Thakkar

Monte Thakkar

Hello, I'm Monte. 👋🏻  I would best describe myself as a curious, growth-minded & driven person. I’m an experienced product engineer with expertise in early-stage full-stack engineering & product marketing.

I’m currently working on Rosebud along with Chrys & Sean at Just Imagine, Inc. We are a small but highly experienced team exploring how AI can help improve mental health. We work from an office in Santa Monica, CA, and have our weekly walking 1-1s along the beach. 🏖️

We previously worked on Curio, a widely recognized NFT analytics tool in Web3.

My first job out of college was at a short-term rental startup called Pillow which Expedia acquired in 2018. After that, I worked as an iOS  engineer at Expedia for 3 years.

I have shipped tech products to over 500,000 users in production using: React Native, Swift & SwiftUI, React, Express, Ruby on Rails, Postgres, AWS Lambdas, Twitter Bot, and Discord Bot.

Key Beliefs
  • Have strong opinions, weakly held
  • Have a high standard of success and a high tolerance for failure
  • Being aware of internal vs external validation is key to personal growth
  • Who you work with is more important than what you work on
  • Life is probabilistic, not deterministic
Monte’s Bar

Projects 🛠️

Bookshelf 📚

Four Thousand Weeks
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
No Rules Rules
The Stoic Challenge
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
The Minimalist Way