Rishi Malhotra

Rishi is Managing Partner at NYC based media incubator 212Media. 212Media invests, operates, and develops transformative digital businesses focused on entertainment, publishing, gaming, and sports. He has spent the last 12 years developing digital products, managing large teams, and developing cross-platform strategic entertainment initiatives. Previously, Rishi was VP HBO On Demand and Multi-Platform for Home Box Office, Inc. where he pioneered HBO’s SVOD products, digital distribution, and original VOD content for many HBO franchises including Big Love, The Wire, and HBO Sports. During his career, he’s worked closely with companies like Facebook, Google, IFC, AETN, Hulu, and Apple. Within the 212Media portfolio companies, Rishi is Co-Founder, President & COO of Saavn (www.saavn.com), India’s fastest growing digital music service known as “The Spotify for India”. Rishi leads the product, design, and data teams to deliver consumer facing products with particular focus on high user engagement and growth features. Saavn’s music apps serve millions of users in 190+ countries. Saavn became Facebook’s first global open graph partner in 2011 and has driven nearly 3 billion story impressions since launch. Rishi’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Forbes. He’s been a speaker at CES, Digital Hollywood, and served as Chairman of The Future TV Conference in 2009. Rishi graduated from Washington University and is currently based in New York City.

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