Vishal Harnal

Partner, Southeast Asia

  •  Southeast Asia
  •  vishal@500startups.com
Vishal leads 500’s investments across Southeast Asia through the 500 Durians Funds. He has invested in over 100 companies in the region in multiple sectors (consumer and enterprise internet; deep tech; consumer retail; blockchain) and is always on the hunt for talented, passionate founders. Vishal is also a Kauffman Fellow and teaches programmes on venture capital at leading global universities. Prior to 500, Vishal was a career litigator specialised in resolving complex and high-stakes international investment disputes. He is making up for bad karma by building functional startup ecosystems in emerging markets.