As long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of tinkering, inventing, and trying to create something new, unique, and useful which I later parlayed into a career focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Some ventures have been smaller, like cutting lawns as a kid and then growing a network of subsidiaries across neighborhoods. Others have been venture-backed, like at Visible Measures. While I’ve also had the opportunity to join early, like at Nanigans, and even later like at Sittercity. There are even those that are still getting off the ground, like Lime Design makers of The Barmaid: the world’s first handheld drink rimming device.
This blog is meant to share the perspectives (and scars) I’ve accumulated along the way.
For those of you in need of a “real” (business) bio, you can view my LinkedIn profile, or else you can use this one below:
Rishi Dean is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in getting companies off the ground. He currently serves as the VP Product for Sittercity, and prior to that as SVP of Product for the leading Facebook marketing firm, Nanigans Inc. He is a thought leader in social and mobile advertising & analytics, from his experience as part of the founding team at Visible Measures, the leader in third-party digital video measurement, where he spearheaded the core technology and pioneered methods to unify measurement of paid, owned, and earned media for the biggest online video publishers, brand marketers, and ad agencies. Additionally Rishi has founded two other startups, has served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the MIT E-Center, and is an advisor to many startups, including CustomMade.com. He graduated with an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Systems Design Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, and is an inventor on multiple U.S. patents.