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Rishi is a longtime executive and entrepreneur at some of the world’s most innovative companies.

As VP of Corporate Development and Strategy at Twitter, Rishi executed its most active M&A program, including the acquisitions of Periscope, TellApart, Niche, Zipdial, and others.

As an early executive at Square, Rishi was the first Head of Corporate Development and earlier, served as Head of Strategic Partnerships, working across the company on a wide range of M&A and business development projects during the company’s hypergrowth phase.

Earlier, Rishi co-founded FanSnap, a leading venture-backed live event ticket search company acquired by Nextag, Inc. He also served as a Business Development leader on the PrintAds team at Google, and was Director of Strategy and Business Development at MTV Networks.

Rishi is an Angel investor and advisor to several companies including Opendoor, Nyansa, Common Networks, Upsight, and many others.

A huge fan of the improvisational arts, Rishi serves on the board of SF Jazz, and his passions include improv theater, independent film, Stanford sports, and economic policy.

Rishi received his MS in Industrial Engineering and a BA in Economics from Stanford University, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.