HiFi Ventures

Startup advice from a pair of experienced entrepreneurs.
We help early stage companies avoid common startup mistakes.

What we do

Product

Product

We’ve built multiple products from scratch that have assumed millions of users. We conduct workshops and interactive sessions to help companies craft a meaningful product strategy.

Financing
and M&A

Financing and M&A

We’ve raised over $15M in capital for previous ventures that have successfully been acquired. We help with preparing pitch documents, targeting the right investors/partners and with making introductions.

Talent

Talent

We help in creating a team structure and seek candidates for your open positions. Also, we'll give you our perspective on ways to retain talent and nurture a great culture.

Process

Process

We have a passion for helping entrepreneurs do more with less and taking time upfront to streamline your business will pay off in the long run. We share tools and processes that will help your team automate and allow you to focus your time on what matters most.




Who we are

Rishi Mallik
Rishi Mallik  

Rishi Mallik started his career in the consumer internet space at companies like Mozilla and Cooliris (acquired by Yahoo). Rishi transitioned into the mobile space in 2007 and joined the founding team of Qik at the age of 21. At Qik, Rishi led Business Development closing deals with 6 of the 7 top mobile handset manufactures and 3 of the 4 top US mobile carriers. He later became the Head of Product for Qik and led the development and launch of the first mobile video chat application in the US (16M users). Qik was acquired by Skype for $150M and Rishi became the Principal Program Manager of Mobile for Skype. At Skype, he led video initiatives across all platforms including the launch of Skype Video Messaging (>250M users). Skype was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5B.

Rishi graduated from Stanford University where he was the VP of the Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students. He has three patents in the mobile space, is on the Board of Advisors for two companies, and is an avid Bhangra dancer.

Raj Tut
Raj Singh Tut  

Raj Singh Tut started his career in the consulting world, but was quickly drawn towards technology startups. In 2008, Raj founded Togetherville, a startup focused on making the internet work better for young children. As head of product, Raj led the product and development team as they iterated through 4 different products before finding product fit. After bootstrapping for one year, the team raised a seed round from Floodgate. In 2011, Togetherville was acquired by the Walt Disney Company and Raj became Director of Product Management. His responsibilities spanned across 3 major initiatives: platform identity (FB connect for Disney), e-commerce solution for families and Disney’s mobile application distribution platform.

Raj has degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and Stanford University. He and his wife live in Mountain View, California and he enjoys playing basketball and drinking coffee with cool entrepreneurs.




Companies we work with

Kolkin
Patient handoff platform to reduce medical errors.
UClass
Online content platform for school districts.
1StudentBody
Creating apps that connect the world's students.
Unannounced
Creating the standard for smart home living.
Unannounced
Helping you stay in touch with your network.


Contact Us

Say hi! Some reasons to get in touch:

  1. Product workshops
  2. Talent search
  3. Speaking events
  4. Best practices


HiFi Ventures
SF Bay Area
Los Angeles
Orange County