Business development in global innovation markets is fragmented, manual, and unacceptably inefficient. Amidst a landscape saturated with unprecedented noise, we aim to revitalize the business development process with modern technology and data-driven intelligence. At Rialto, we’re modernizing business development for efficiency by enabling operators to unlock underutilized networks across their organization's stakeholder team for hyper-focused partnership growth. We’d love to work with anyone who shares this mission.
Kevin Alvarez-Fung Co-Founder
Background: Kensho Technologies (acq), JPMorgan, Yale University
Vickrum nabar Co-Founder
Background: New Heritage Capital, MHT Partners, Babson College
Jessica Li Research Analyst
Background: Soma Capital, Morgan Stanley, General Catalyst, Harvard University
Caitlin Ner Research Analyst
Background: BlackRock, Ground Up Ventures, Harvard University
Vivek Katara Research Analyst
Background: LANG (YC '19), Boeing, Verus Financial, Yale University
Vincent Kwok Research Analyst
Background: DO Holdings, Paradigm, Columbia University
Russell Pekala Research Analyst
Background: Transcend, Kensho Technologies, DoNotPay, Harvard University
Meera Patel Research Analyst
Background: SixPlus, Wellesley College
Rohan Lewis Research Analyst
Background: Halliburton, Suna Breakfast, Cornell University
Shreya Shah Research Analyst
Background: Resolute Ventures, SalesForce, Babson College
Robert Williams Research Analyst
Background: Dartmouth Emerging Markets Group, Dartmouth College
Moises Escobar Research Analyst
Background: Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Yale Investments Office, Yale University
Saadiya Lakhani Research Analyst
Background: 360 Business Ventures, MicroFinance at Berkeley, U.C. Berkeley
Rini Halder Research Analyst
Background: SMP Capital, Healthy Ventures, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Harvard University
Trevor Shim Research Analyst
Background: Bloom, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University
Manasi Maheshwari Research Analyst
Background: Bloomberg LP, Harvard Technology Review, Harvard University
Shabaig Chatha Research Analyst
Background: Theta Equity Partners, MUSE Consulting, University of Pennsylvania
Ania Alberski Research Analyst
Background: Northeast Charter Schools Network, City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office, University of Pennsylvania
Tejas Kataria Research Analyst
Background: Toast, Deloitte, Yale School of Management
Ryan Lee Research Analyst
Background: Vaultima, Supernode Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Harvard University
David Svanidze Research Analyst
Background: Colliers international, BDO, Northeastern University
Wendy Zhang Research Analyst
Background: Loomis Sayles, InnovationFWD, Duke University
Emily Skahill Research Analyst
Background: Cisco, InnovationFWD, Brown University
Dr. Gustaf Axelsson Research Analyst
Background: Koroid, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Robert Kerns Advisor, Precision Medicine
Dr. Robert Kerns is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at Yale University, and was previously a National Director of the VA Healthcare System
Pat Hedley Advisor, Growth Equity
Three decades of global private equity experience at General Atlantic, as a former Managing Director. Pat now independently invest in and advises innovative growth companies.
Dr. Marco Di Maggio Advisor, FinTech
Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, leading FinTech coursework, and a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Monica Logani Advisor, Equity Valuation
Managing Partner at Muse Advisors and 20+ year equity research veteran with experience at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers
Dr. Tim Bain Advisor, MedTech
Team physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL and Founder of B3 Medical. Dr. Bain has a passion for reforming healthcare to be more focused on optimizing health and keeping people well.
Lauren Hurvitz Advisor, Marketing Innovation
Former Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Marketing Officer at Turner, a global media company with subsidiary brands including CNN, TNT/CBS, Cartoon Network, and HBO.
Dr. Kenn Sebesta Advisor, Robotics & Drones
With a PhD in controls, Kenn designs drones for science, industrial, and consumer uses. Dr. Sebesta has life-long experience with remote controlled craft and unmanned air vehicles, and co-founded of one of the world's largest open-source autopilot initiatives.
Dr. Steven Gordon Advisor, Blockchain & Infrastructure
Professor of Information Technology Management at Babson College. His research addresses applications of blockchain technology, scaling & monetizing blockchain startups, and the interplay between IT and corporate innovation.
Chris "HuK" Loranger Advisor, Esports
President of Kraft Gaming, President of Boston's professional Esports franchise Boston Uprising, and a former professional Overwatch player.
Tiffany Pham Advisor, FemTech
Founder & CEO of Mogul, the world's leading connectivity platform for women. Pham was named Forbes 30u30 in Media, the Technology Ambassador for France, and Business Insider's "30 Most Important Women Under 30" in technology.
Mike Pittenger Advisor, Cybersecurity
Mike Pittenger is the former VP of Security Strategy at Black Duck (acquired by Synopsys) and former VP and General Manager of Product at Stake (acquired by Symantec).
Aayush Upadhyay Advisor, Augmented Reality
Aayush is a Product Manager at Google and global product lead on Google's immersive AR ad formats. Aayush was previously the Google global product lead for Android Pay.
Vanessa Liu Advisor, Corporate Venture
Vanessa Liu is the Vice President of SAP.iO Foundries North America, SAP's accelerator for B2B enterprise startups. Prior to SAP, Vanessa was the COO of Trigger Media and spent 13 years at McKinsey & Company.
Ed Pease Advisor, LegalTech
Ed Pease is a Partner at Mintz Levin, and brings more than two decades of experience to legal representation of high-growth businesses and the investment firms that support them.
Tanveer Kathawalla Advisor, Aerospace Tech
Tanveer Kathawalla is the former COO of Analytical Space, a fast growing satellite communications company, and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum.
Lucas Winthrop Advisor
Chief Operating Officer at Winthrop Wealth Management, a financial advisory firm with with more than $1.13 billion in client assets under management.