Rishi Malhotra

CEO & Co-founder,

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: The biggest milestone I have achieved so far is having three incredible children who are bright in their approach, caring with people, talented in the arts, and limitless in their thinking. Taj, Mia, and Liv represent the future to me.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: 1. ‘The Alchemist’
2. ‘The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood’
3. ‘The Tipping Point’.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: Subway Surfers – greatest game ever!

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: I am actually trying to reduce products that require a plug, batteries, a screen, or the cloud.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: 1.Read often, read different things. A book on cooking can be as powerful as a book on technology.
2. Listen a lot, separate signal from noise.
3. Build teams who collaborate vs compete.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: FaceTime. It has changed the richness with which we can connect with people in ways that continue to flatten the world and fill hearts at the same time.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: Sustainable technology is a societal mission and one that is being rightfully woven into education at an early level. It is essential that every generation makes the commitment to become educated on sustainable technologies from harvesting energy to designing clean water, to waste management. It’s a mindset as much as technology.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: Inspiring the next generation of thoughtful entrepreneurs.