Founder to Product Manager

Hannah Yang
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Hi, I'm so glad you found your way here!

I decided to share my Founder to Product Manager journey because not too long ago I was in the exact same boat as you. After my co-founder and I decided to shift our business to the side, I was devastated, but I didn't have too much time to spare. My runway was running out and I had to find a job soon.

I couldn't find any resources on the Founder to Product Manager transition. Through trial and error and applying to tens of companies, I landed a Product Manager role at Oscar Health. To help other founders, I decided to share my experience on Medium.

Many of my readers wanted more detailed content, so I wrote this longer guide in hopes of helping founders transition into product!


  1. Get your resume right (includes resume keywords and sample resumes)
  2. Find the right companies
  3. Hustle to land interviews
  4. Prepare for Interview Questions (includes sample interview stories)


"Reading Founder to Product Manager provided the concrete advice I needed to navigate my new career path as a PM. Hannah combines easy-to-follow instructions with personal experience to help founders like myself showcase their skills in the best light to new potential employers. This concise and smart read is a must-have for anyone looking to venture into the role of. PM. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from Hannah's journey through her book!" - Prianka Dhir, Founder to Product Manager at Maroo (YC S21)

"As a founder who transitioned into product management without any PM experience, I know how lacking the existing books are. Often, they are targeted towards engineers or consultants looking to transition into the PM role. But a founder's experiences are very different. In this book, Hannah has done a masterful job detailing how to translate your founder experiences for PM roles and interviews. If you're a founder and are looking to transition into PM, I can't think of a more perfect starting point than this book. I wish I had this when I made the switch." - Abi Raja, Founder to Product Manager at Lifion by ADP

"If you’re a founder looking to break-in to Product Management, look no further. Hannah has written a great standard operating procedure to decode the PM hiring process. Founder PMs bring in diversity, and excel at making products better for their users - the industry needs more of them." - Aditya Sharma, Founder to Product Manager at Uber and

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Step by step guide on how founders can land their first Product Manager role. You'll get the eBook as a PDF and epub.

Step-by-step guide
My before and after resumes
Example interview stories
Product management resources


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