Hrish is Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of The Rogue Initiative (https://www.therogueinitiative.com/). The Rogue Initiative is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company composed of award-winning entertainment industry professionals including alumni from Amblin Entertainment, Pixar, Dreamworks Animation, Disney and Activision Entertainment creating new AAA cinematic interactive virtual reality, digital media experiences, feature film, and television content.
Hrish is Co-founder of SuperWorld (http://superworldapp.com), a social Augmented Reality app on iPhone. SuperWorld allows users, brands and influencers to tag anything anywhere in AR with photos, videos, texts, and 3D objects, and share their AR world with friends, followers and fans.
Hrish is a founding Managing Partner of EastLabs, a seed stage venture capital fund based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
He was the Senior Business Developer/Global Evangelist at Toptal (https://www.toptal.com/), backed by Andreessen Horowitz, providing elite talent (software engineers, designers and finance professionals) to companies globally.
He was also a Managing Director at Startup Labs, a seed stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco, California, investing in emerging markets around the world. He is also a Mentor at TechPeaks, an information technology accelerator based in Trento, Italy and and Grand Central Tech, an early stage accelerator in New York City.(https://grandcentraltech.com/). He is on the Supervisory Board of TechMinsk (https://techminsk.com/), an international technology entrepreneurship school based in Minsk, Belarus.
Previously, he was in venture capital at Spencer Trask Ventures, an investment banker at HSBC Securities in New York, and at UBS Investment Bank in investment banking/M&A and in global business development at management consulting firm Aon Hewitt.
Hrish earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Med from Rice University, a Master of Public Health and MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Co-Founder & CBDO
The Rogue Initiative
Grand Central Tech
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