Rizwan Virk

Rizwan Virk

Rizwan “Riz” Virk is a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, video game pioneer, bestselling author, and indie film producer. Riz is the founder of Play Labs@ MIT, and Bayview Labs, a Silicon Valley investment fund, and he is a mentor/advisor at 500 startups, Griffin Gaming Partners, Ridge Ventures and the MIT $100k Entrepreneurship Competition. Riz was an investor or founding team member at Tapjoy, Service Metrics, Discord, Telltale Games, PocketGems and many others. His games included Tap Fish, Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, Grimm: Cards of Fate, and Bingo Run. Riz's films have included Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take, The Outpost, Mythica, Sirius, Knights of Badassdom, and many others. Riz's writes on the intersection of science, science fiction, business and spirituality. His startups, articles and books have been featured in Techcrunch, Inc., Vox.com, The Boston Globe, NBCNews.com, Coast to Coast AM, and even the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Riz received a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the MIT and M.S. in Management from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. His website is www.zenentrepreneur.com.
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