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Ridaa Murad

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Board Member & Angel Investor, and Advisory Board Member & Angel Investor, Pogoseat, Inc..

Board Member & Angel Investor, and Advisory Board Member & Angel Investor, Pogoseat, Inc..

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Involved In


Christina Ventures
Veda Asset Management, LLC
Veda Asset Management, LLC


Independence Brewing Company Pvt Ltd


Managing Director & Principal Christina Development Corporation July 2013 - present
Managing Member & Principal Christina Ventures July 2013 - present
Board Member & Angel Investor Independence Brewing Company Pvt Ltd July 2012 - present
Advisory Board Member & Angel Investor Pogoseat, Inc. March 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member & Angel Investor June 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member & Angel Investor Swarm Mobile August 2012 - November 2014
Managing Partner & Co-Founder Veda Asset Management, LLC March 2008 - July 2013
Indian Equity Specialist Barclays Capital August 2012 - May 2013
Indian Equity Specialist HSBC September 2010 - July 2012
Managing Director - Head of Indian Capital Markets Pali Capital July 2008 - July 2009
Advisory Board Member Neuralstem, Inc. July 2008 - July 2009
Associate Director / Product Manager - Structured Equity Products Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. December 2003 - June 2008
Analyst Cross Border Enterprises, LLC May 2003 - November 2003
Associate Intermarket Communications May 2002 - August 2002
ESL Teacher Okayama High School July 1999 - August 2000


Bard College Economics 2000 - 2003
Harrow School Economics, Mathematics & Physics 1996 - 1999

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Software development
  • • Algorithms
  • • Coding
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Web Analytics
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Payments
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Mobile
  • • Financial Services
  • • Education

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David Katona
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Drizly and Advisor, ONEHOPE.
Ridaa is well connected, thoughtful and intelligent. Moreover, he is never one to shy away from a challenge (probably relishes in them) and ... sees a picture larger than most do. Happy to vouch for Ridaa as an "awesome entrepreneur" and friend.
ramsey daham
We worked together  •  Commitee Member, Land Use and Planning Committee and Owner, breakform design. University at Buffalo grad.
Ridaa has the right qualities that not only allow you to trust him, but to be excited to be a part of the experience as well.
Avanish Vellanki
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer, Aptose Biosciences.
Ridaa has an extensive personal and professional network to leverage as an entrepreneur, and is very passionate about innovation. Ridaa mai ... ntains a keen eye toward opportunities that provide a differentiated solution. When I started Independence Brewing Co., Ridaa was eager to understand what would make us different from the other microbreweries in the local market. Ever since his initial investment, he has been an active Board Member, encouraging the executive team to continue pushing aggressively to solidify our unique brand proposition for a growing beer market in India.

Abel Cuskelly
Founder, Pogoseat, Inc.. Previously Investment Banking, Merrill.
Abel & Evan are executing on a relentless basis, and continually moving things forward!!

Jesse Podell
COO, NYC Dev Shop and COO, NY TechDay. University of Florida grad.
Jesse left a big cushy gig to take on the struggle of an entrepreneur and is likely going to create something that's extremely scalable out ... of his sheer willpower to make things happen.

Eileen Carey
Founder & CEO, Glassbreakers. Previously Communications Manager, MarkMonitor.
Eileen and her team will likely to for female employees and to be entrepreneurs that very few people have them break the gla ... ss ceiling that has existed for so long in large organizations through mentorship.

Matthew J. Safaii
Founder and Managing Partner, Arrowroot Capital. Previously Board of Directors, MSDSonline. Wharton grad.
Want a great transaction and can't find it? Get in touch with Matt and he will scour the city to find one of those for you!!

Evan Owens
Founder, Pogoseat. Previously Sailboat Captain, Adeia Investments LLC.
Evan is the ultimate execution only no nonsense entrepreneur that you always want to be partnered with and I am glad we are!!

Rahat Ahmed
We worked together  •  Co-Founder + Chief of Strategy, TrinityVR. Previously Strategy Consultant, Delete Blood Cancer.
Rahat has the unique combination of creative and analytical skills and is working with the right type of product in a burgeoning market whic ... h will become the future of entertainment, gaming and other consumer technology in the coming years.

David Katona
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Drizly and Advisor, ONEHOPE.
David is extremely well connected and has a keen eye and ability for finding transactions that make sense!! I like the flow of information ... David has and always enjoyed working with him.