Vishal is the Managing Partner of Automation Ventures, where he seeks to invest in companies building the future workforce, robots and software. Prior to Automation, Vishal was a Partner at Flight Ventures, the San Francisco based Venture Capital firm led by prolific investor Gil Penchina. Before entering VC, he was on the other side of the table as the founding CEO Promly. Promly attempted to bridge the gap between physical retail and e-commerce by adding an experiential social layer to online shopping. Earlier in his career, Vishal worked as a securities analyst and trader at Demeter Capital, a long-short, global macro and tech hedge fund.