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Vishal Vasishth brings over 20 years of experience across operations and investment in both developed and emerging markets. He is currenly Co-Founder of Obvious Ventures, a VC firm on a mission to help fuel startups that combine profit and purpose. Formerly, Vishal was the founding partner of SONG Investment Advisors, an India- based fund where he led investments across healthcare (Eye Q & Be Well), education (K12 techno) and agriculture (Siddhi Vinayak Agri). He also served as a senior executive at Steve Case's Revolution, LLC and as Chief Strategy Officer at Patagonia, a leading multichannel retailer of outdoor and active lifestyle products in the US. Vishal has experience operating and investing in US and Asian markets across a diverse range of consumer oriented businesses. Vishal was selected as a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly. Vishal earned a B. Tech degree in India, a Master's degree in Sciences from North Carolina State University and an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Vishal grew up in the fast growing city of Chandigarh, India. He is a member of the 2006 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.