Atish is the CEO of EquityZen. He has personally felt the pains of administering equity compensation at private companies, as both manager and employee. He studied an unmet opportunity by matching cash-poor, equity-rich shareholders like himself, with investors who have cash and want equity. In early 2013, he co-founded EquityZen with friends Shri and Phil to help companies capitalize on this reality.
Atish began his career as an equity investor at AQR Capital, a multi-strategy quantitative hedge fund, where he put into practice his Finance and Computer Engineering training from Penn’s Wharton School of Business. Prior to EquityZen, Atish was VP Product at Ampush, a big-data advertising technology firm. He launched SF-based Ampush's New York office as first engineer of what is now a 100+ employee firm, and successfully procured the coveted Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) membership.