Avinash Kaza is the Co-Founder & CEO of Upswell. Upswell’s customized data science and technology-driven analytics and solutions empower the world’s leading startups, hedge funds, corporations, and nonprofits to innovate, solve problems, and make optimal business decisions. Upswell also has several other lines of business, including Upswell Startup Solutions, Upswell Labs, and Upswell Ventures.
Prior to Upswell, he held senior-level finance jobs across sales, trading, and research roles at Goldman Sachs, Perry Capital, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He helped lead various teams and initiatives, including BofAML’s widely read daily flagship macro newsletter, derivative marketing, and sales & trading recruiting efforts for Stanford University. He is an active angel investor with investments in over a dozen startups, across a variety of sectors.
Avi serves on the Boards of Emerging Markets Charity Benefit, Hunger Free America, and World Connect. He also serves on the Funds Board for BRIC and the US Programs Leadership Committee for the International Rescue Committee. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Truman National Security Project. He graduated with honors from Stanford University, with a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Policy Studies.