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Rohit Pursram

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Investor, Imperative and Advisor, LifeScale Limited. Harvard Business School grad.

Investor, Imperative and Advisor, LifeScale Limited. Harvard Business School grad.

4 vouches

Involved In


Activation, Inc.


LifeScale Limited
SOBE Organics
Smart Bike
LifeScale Limited
SOBE Organics


CEO Activation, Inc. May 2011 - present
Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer VentureLabs January 2016 - present
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Activation, Inc. May 2011 - present
Advisor Smart Bike May 2016 - May 2016
Member Gaingels Syndicate March 2016 - May 2016
Investor Teckst January 2016 - May 2016
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions Evercore Partners 2004 - 2010
Senior Director, Strategic Planning The McGraw-Hill Companies 2002 - 2004
Member, Executive Network CIP Capital 2011 - present
Advisor LifeScale Limited 2014 - present
Investor Imperative August 2015 - present
Board Member SOBE Organics June 2015 - December 2015
Advisor Prazo October 2015 - October 2015
Board Member Commit2Change July 2010 - January 2015
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions Evercore 2004 - 2010
Senior Director, Strategic Planning McGraw Hill Financial 2002 - 2004
Senior Associate Time Warner Inc. 1998 - 2000
Analyst Lehman Brothers 1996 - 1998


Harvard Business School General Management
Northfield Mount Hermon Diploma
University of Cambridge Economics
Wesleyan University College of Social Studies (CSS) / Economics Double Major

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Mobile
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Beverages
  • • Restaurants and Retail

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Digital Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Stephan Galfas
We worked together  •  President, Activation, Inc. and President, Miss Molly Records.
He is a great strategist with start up experience. Extremely intelligent and practical
Jon Alain Guzik
They're my advisor  •  Founder, Prazo and Founder, PasioMedia (FKA RideApart). San Francisco State grad.
Smart, sharp and great contacts
Naveen Jeereddi
They're my school  •  CEO, Jeereddi Partners L.L.C.. Previously CEO, Tala Investments, L.L.C.. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Rohit is a talented, mission-driven entrepreneur. He has prodigious experience in media with a particular focus on digital media. He is det ... ail-oriented and has a broad set of analytical skills that help him cut through complexity. In addition, he has abundant charisma and has built an enormous social and business network which aid in his business building efforts. He has impeccable character and a truly boundless energy and drive. He is flexible in his approach and has surrounded himself with a strong business support network. He get's it.
Kim Vernon
President & Chief Executive Officer, Vernon Company. Previously Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Calvin Klein Inc..
Rohit is a very strategic and hard-working executive in the media and tech industries. He has a keen understanding of consumer behavior and ... how to develop products that will connect them to activities and experiences they want, creating active communities. He is also keenly connected in the investor community and has deep experience in fund-raising and developing business plans accordingly. He is also a great, fun, person.