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.

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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.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

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