David Nikzad, Founder and Chairman
David Nikzad, Founder & CEO of Orthogonal Thinker and Emotional Intelligence Ventures (Ei.Ventures), is a visionary for our times. He is likewise an “investor savant” and a backer of the most disruptive entrepreneurs. With a keen eye for winning ideas, he has an impressive track record of investing success.
David is truly gifted with the ability to find companies that become leaders in their respective industries. He was one of the first investors in Betterment, which now manages $15 billion in assets. He is also an original investor in several other Y Combinator companies and co-founder of Reinmkr Satsang, a Venture Capital firm.
All told, David has invested in 100+ start-up and emerging companies over the last twenty
years. His investing philosophy goes beyond the promise of great financial return. He looks at a company’s potential to do good for the people and the planet. David is a true rainmaker.
As the CEO of Ei.Ventures David brings a visionary and entrepreneurial spirit to the fast-evolving world of psychedelic medicine. His passion for these medicines comes from his own personal healing journey.