fnMentoring helps you accelerate your startup and expand your high tech network through private advising sessions with featured guest experts. Sessions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here.  Next week’s featured guest(s) will be: 

Matrix Partners is a premier venture capital firm that has generated outstanding returns for more than three decades. By focusing on early-stage investments and emphasizing long-term relationships with entrepreneurs, the firm has delivered several of the industry’s top performing funds of all time. Matrix Partners has offices in Cambridge and Waltham, MA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Mumbai, India; and Beijing and Shanghai, China. Matrix Partners has invested in several game-changing, industry-leading businesses such as Apple Computer, Gilt Groupe, JBoss, Netezza, Phone.com, Polyvore, Starent Networks, Sycamore Networks, Veritas, Zendesk, and Zong.

Rishi Taparia, Tech start up investor

Rishi Taparia, Senior Associate at Matrix Partner

Rishi Taparia

Senior Associate

B.A. Economics and Communications, with honors from Northwestern University

Rishi’s passion is people. Every day he works to get to know and help those capable of creating something transformational, whether it’s an addictive consumer product, a much needed service for the enterprise, or an untapped mobile experience. His main areas of interest are Consumer internet, mobile, enterprise software, digital media.

Rishi joined Matrix Partners as a Senior Associate in the spring of 2012. He came to Matrix from Scale Venture Partners where he served as an Associate. He brings with him extensive experience in consumer Internet and SaaS businesses, having worked closely with such companies as Beachmint, Vitrue and DocuSign.

Prior to Scale, Rishi was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He advised companies in the payments technology, software, and enterprise networking sectors on a variety of leveraged buyouts, debt and equity offerings, and strategic M&A transactions. Rishi began his career with Apple’s Higher Education Marketing division, helping the company market to educational institutions throughout the Midwest. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University, double majoring in Economics and Communications.

ffnMentoring Hours are on Wednesday, 7/25/12 beginning at 10:30am. RSVP here for one of three available 20 minute slots to meet with our featured guest(s).

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