Rishi Srivastava


Rishi Srivastava


Rishi Srivastava is an active angel investor, advisor & operating partner to technology companies. He turned entrepreneur in 2013 with a vision to scale promising start up’s globally, through deep engagement on organization building, business strategy, monetization, product development & governance. Rishi’s corporate career spans 26+ years with Multi-National Corporations in India & Asia Pacific region. He brings rich experience in general management, strategy, marketing, sales & eco-system building in technology companies, across consumer & enterprise businesses.

In August 2013, Rishi founded AARK TechAccess Pvt Ltd, a venture that focuses on orbit changing growth for technology start up’s in Big Data/Analytics, Social & Mobile products out of India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the US. In a short while, AARK TechAccess has built a robust portfolio of companies that are at different stages of growth, globally. Rishi also spends time mentoring young entrepreneurs through organizations like TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Tlabs and Unitus Seed Fund. He is an Independent Director on the Board of Xerox India Limited & has Board & Board advisor positions in several start up’s.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Rishi worked with Microsoft Corporation for 16 years in leadership roles across India, Asia Pacific & Greater China regions. He was exposed to several executive roles in Sales, Marketing, Partnerships, Business P&L, Strategy & Product Group management within divisions of the company. He also helped run the Microsoft India Advisory Board as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman & Corporate Vice President. Prior to Microsoft, Rishi worked at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) for over 5 years, helping set up their channel & PC business in the country. Rishi has worked with Onida (an Associate of JVC, Japan), running sales & marketing for their consumer durables & white goods business. He started his career at National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) at their Corporate HQ, handling strategic projects. Rishi has a Post Graduate Certificate in International Marketing from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Birla Institute of Management Technology. Rishi and his wife, Tanuja reside in Gurgaon with their two children, Rhea (19 yrs) & Aryan (15 yrs.)