Today we are talking to Hrishi Dixit, the CTO at Yieldstreet. And we discuss their mission to democratize access to financial investments, thoughts on building architecture for a future that isn’t clear yet, and how to pull yourself out of the weeds as a CTO when experiencing massive growth.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Check out their blog at distributed.yieldstreet.com!

About Hrishi:

Hrishi serves as the Chief Technology Officer for YieldStreet. He has been involved with YieldStreet since early 2015, helping build out the base technology platform for its April 2015 launch, and serving as a formal advisor for two years before coming on board as CTO.

Prior to this, Hrishi was the Founding CTO of LearnVest– a New York based financial planning startup acquired by Northwestern Mutual in 2015 for over $300mm. He also co-founded, and serves as an advisor for, Wellsbi, an early stage digital health startup.

He was also the co-founder of Gordian Labs, a boutique software development and consulting firm that specialized in financial systems and internet startups, where many successful startups like LearnVest and Twilio were “tech-incubated.” He continues to serve as an advisor and angel investor for many startups, particularly in FinTech and digital health. He has lived in the internet startup space for over 20 years, built and deployed large-scale applications in several domain verticals, with a specific focus on financial technology and data-driven transactional systems, and led distributed engineering teams across the globe.

Hrishi holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a Minor in Computer Science) from Cornell University, and hopes to retire within walking distance of Lagavulin Distillery in Scotland.

About Yieldstreet:

Yieldstreet is changing the way wealth is created, providing access to asset based investments historically unavailable to most investors. Yieldstreet allows you to effortlessly participate in opportunities with low market correlation and target yields of 8-15%, across litigation finance, real estate and other alternative asset classes. We believe our technology platform creates a unique experience for investors at every level and provides valuable diversification and strength to most portfolios.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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