Rishi Taparia

Entrepreneur, investor, and dad.

http://www.rishitaparia.com
Rishi is an experienced executive and investor in Silicon Valley. Currently Vice President of Business Operations at Poynt, a hardware and software company building a commerce and payments platform for businesses, Rishi joined as the company’s first non technical hire and is responsible for scaling the company’s business and operations globally. He is also Managing Partner at Garuda Ventures, an angel fund focused on investing in early stage technology companies. Rishi joined Poynt from Matrix Partners, an early stage venture firm where he sourced and supported companies including Canva, ApartmentList and Bugsnag. Prior to Matrix, Rishi was an investor at Scale Venture Partners. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in the Financial Institutions group. Rishi graduated with honors from Northwestern University where he obtained a B.A. in Economics and Communications. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife Nisha and son Ishaan. As Canadian citizen of Indian origin who grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia who has made his way to California by way of Chicago and New York “Where are you from?” is always a difficult question to answer.
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