In this episode of Mobile Growth & Pancakes, Esther Shatz is joined by Lomit Patel, the VP of growth at IMVU, the world’s largest avatar-based social media app. They discuss why the best UA strategies must balance acquisition and retention, Lomit’s use of Lean AI and wholistic growth teams. Lomit shares how he joined IMVU at a time when the growth graph was heading in the wrong direction, yet with his deep-set passion for AI, he was able to implement automated systems that enabled his growth team to break new ground.

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Lomit Patel is the Chief Growth Officer of Tynker, with 20 years of experience helping startups grow into successful businesses. Lomit has previously played a critical role in scaling growth at startups, including Roku (IPO), TrustedID (acquired by Equifax), Texture (acquired. by Apple), and IMVU (#2 top-grossing gaming app). Lomit is a public speaker, author, and advisor, with numerous accolades and awards throughout his career, including being recognized as a Mobile Hero by Liftoff. Lomit's book Lean AI is part of Eric Ries' best-selling "The Lean Startup" series.