Nepal-based Rashika K at LD Talent had a wonderful experience contributing to projects for Baidu Ventures, as well as for Andrew Green‘s Broad Reach Growth. The last large institutional clients we discussed in this blog were Northwestern and Infosys. Rashika said:

I learned a ton about business strategy and marketing in addition to software development and data science. I’m really enjoying working on projects from LD. I’ve heard just how difficult it is to break into freelancing but till this point I don’t have a single complaint, everyone I worked with were super kind and helpful and I learned so much from each of them. Just wanted to thank you for all these opportunities

Both the Baidu Ventures and Broad Reach Growth were happy with her work. Here is what Andrew for instance said about our 5 hour free trial and subsequent work with Rashika: 

Rashika has been super responsive and thoughtful. She was terrific and I’d certainly work with her again. I’ve been really pleased with the whole experience.

Rashika’s Projects at Baidu Ventures and Broad Reach Growth

Here are some of the achievements of Rashika on these projects:

  • Build a desktop application using PyQT5 that would generate automatic analyzed report.
  • Revamped and optimized analytic script written in R into a Python script to generate PDF reports and integrated it with the Desktop application.
  • Designed the flow of PDF analysis report.
  • Used PyQT5 for Windows Application development.
  • Built a Flask based web application which integrated Web scrapers at the backend using Selenium to scrape profiles.

The customers were looking for an efficient developer who could write robust code quickly. And that’s what they found.

The Need for Baidu Ventures and Broad Reach Growth

Baidu Ventures looks for the best AI-enabled companies. Broad Reach Growth is a consultancy that helps companies measure they’re progress and scale without breaking. While Baidu offers the futuristic deep tech angle of things, Broad Reach can double down on the realistic grounding. They both have a place in today’s market. When we look at their competitors, I think Baidu may have competition from Silicon Valley VC’s while Broad Reach may find that its competitors are less established.

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