“I back consumer-focused entrepreneurs that seek to positively change millions of lives. I love products that solve seemingly intractable, complex problems with a dead simple user experience.”

Rishi co-leads Mayfield’s Consumer investment practice, after a career helping build many great consumer platforms.

As Global 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, greatly expanding Twitter’s technology and product platform.

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. He also served in impactful Business Development roles at Google and MTV Networks. Rishi has been a personal investor and advisor to several companies including Opendoor, Netsil/Nutanix, and others.

A fan and sometimes practitioner of the improvisational arts, Rishi serves on the Board of Trustees of SF Jazz, and his passions include improv theater, food, 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.

Education

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Founder

FANSNAP

Acquired by Nextag

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