Vishal is a General Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital firm and accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley with over US$400M under management and 1800 companies across 50 countries in its portfolio.
Based in Singapore, Vishal leads and scales 500’s investments and operations across South-East Asia through the regional-focused 500 Durians family of funds.
500 has become the most active early-stage investor in the region with over 180 investments into the most talented, passionate founders and promising, high-growth startups including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak and Revolution Precrafted.
Prior to joining 500, Vishal practiced law for 6 years in Asia’s top legal team at Drew & Napier, where he represented conglomerates and governments on some of the world’s most complex, high-stakes and sensitive commercial and political issues and disputes.
Vishal is also no stranger to entrepreneurship, having built an education training and communications consulting company while still in university.