Who's Rishabh?

I'm Rishabh Kaul. I live in London with my incredible wife after spending the last few years spread across India & USA.

I'm currently leading marketing at Appsmith (since May 2021), an open source low-code platform to help developers make internal tools in an easy and fast manner. Prior to this, I was the Co-founder of Belong, a SaaS platform in the talent place for 7 years.

I've been an accidental entrepreneur and enjoy activities at the intersection of storytelling, data and technology.

I love listening to people's stories, have a keen interest in how people shape and grow in their careers and love learning about how technology is shaping the world around us.  

I also sporadically angel invest either in ideas that I have a high conviction (typically around B2B technology) or in startups founded by friends who I've known for a while.  More recently, I've been doing this via a syndicate that I run called Goodfellas

Run a syndicate called Goodfellas (https://angel.co/s/rishabh-kaul-2/x56RO) to invest in SaaS / Developer Tools startups.

Investments below:

stealth security (a16z)
stealth devtools (Sequoia)

superk.in: Next-gen retail network for Bharat (021 Capital)
argonaut.dev: Devops automation platform  (YC, Quiet Capital)
requestly.io: platform for API simulations and debugging (YC, Sequoia)
useopenwrench.com: SaaS for facilities management (YC, Haystack)
taxscouts.com: tax platform for Europe (SpeedInvest, Octopus)
kodif.io: CX automation platform (BlingCap, Village Global)
inuka.vc: micro vc investing in early stage companies

pagarbook.com: HR Stack for India's 5M MSMEs (Sequoia)
bitespeed.co: Customer Engagement platform for Shopify brands (Sequoia)
looppanel.com: SaaS product for user research (Speciale Invest)
codedamn: interactive coding platform to help people learn programming (Antler)

Bicycle.ai: Customer Support as a service (shut down)

Belong: First investor before joining full time as a co-founder (Sequoia, Matrix, Blume)

I am always up for meeting and helping people. If you're an engineer, entrepreneur, product manager, designer or even a clown and have an interesting story to share or need to brainstorm / get feedback on what you're doing please feel free to write to me at rishabh [dot] kaul [at] gmail [dot] com . I will try my best to reply as soon as I can.

The Internet has a short attention span, but you might also recognize me from one of my previous entrepreneurial adventures:

Startups & Investing:

Social Impact and Development

  • VC at Aavishkaar, a 1B+ AUM impact investment fund - 2013
  • Marketing at Grassroutes, a travel based youth fellowship to inspire them to take up social action -  2009
  • Staff Writer at Nextbillion, a popular publication by UMich + Acumen, on market based solutions to poverty alleviation - 2008  

Every thing else

  • Quizzer, youth cricketer, Rock Show organiser, Indie movie festival organiser etc...