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Vishwas Prabhakara

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO, beRecruited. Previously Founder and CEO, Fanvibe (YC Summer 2010). Harvard Business School grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.

CEO, beRecruited. Previously Founder and CEO, Fanvibe (YC Summer 2010). Harvard Business School grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Fanvibe

Advisor

Fixed

Positions

GM, Yelp SeatMe Yelp January 2015 - present
CEO BeRecruited May 2011 - April 2014
Founder and CEO Fanvibe September 2009 - June 2011
Business Development Digg April 2008 - October 2009
MBA Student Harvard Business School September 2006 - June 2008
Director, Office of the CEO Delivery Agent June 2007 - July 2007
Director, Finance & Strategy for New Media ESPN July 2004 - June 2006
Analyst - Global Technology Group Lehman Brothers July 2002 - June 2004

Education

Y Combinator Startups 2010 - 2010
Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2006 - 2008
Carnegie Mellon University Information Systems, Economics 1998 - 2002

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Content
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Mobile • Product Design • Consumer internet • Founders • Startups

Key Accomplishments

An engineering background (IS at Carnegie Mellon) plus a deep product and business background help me do lots of things well, including building brand new product (ESPN mobile, Fanvibe - a YC company), revamping and growing existing businesses (Yelp SeatMe, BeRecruited), building a team, driving customer adoption and product-market fit, and more. Being a founder and a leader at a big company helps me see the big picture.

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Austin Chang
They're my friends
Vish is willing to go the extra mile, very thorough and is a natural connector/leader.
Ryan Spoon
They're my investor
Vishwas has been a great entrepreneur a few times over - with success defined from all seats at the table: as an entrepreneur, as a leader a ... nd executive, for investors and for consumers. Vish is thoughtful, magnetic and has great product savvy. I would absolutely work with him or back him again.
Rod Ebrahimi
They're my friends
persistent and understands what it takes from both technical and business perspectives
Rod Ebrahimi
They're my friends
passionate and understands both business and technical aspects of startups
David Chen
They're my friends
I'm a startup founder and I was introduced to Vish last year when I moved to SF. He is incredibly thoughtful and creative when it comes to u ... nderstanding the startup landscape and giving advice. Anytime I had questions or wanted help with something, he made time to meet with me and to help me better understand the challenges and opportunities I was faced with. I would highly recommend him.
Jessica Alter
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Excited to see what Vish does next...
Julian Green
CEO, Founder, Jetpac. Formerly co-Founder, Houzz. Mobile, data, travel.
Vish is the man. Knows how to take lemons and have everyone want to make and drink vodka lemonades.
Gabor
They're my investor
Vish is well connected, full of great ideas, and driven to succeed.
Ish Harshawat
Co-Founder Haystack TV. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Vishwas is a really smart entrepreneur who gets things done and has a proven track record of success.
Julian Green
CEO, Founder, Jetpac. Formerly co-Founder, Houzz. Mobile, data, travel.
Vish knows how to get stuff done. Smart and focused. I've backed him before and I'd do it again.