Ali Afridi

Ali joined Lightbank as an Analyst in June 2016. His responsibilities include sourcing and vetting new investment opportunities for the firm and supporting existing portfolio companies.

Before Lightbank, Ali worked as a Product Manager at Gigster where he led teams split over 4 continents that built enterprise and consumer products across a variety of platforms. Ali’s previous experiences include spending a summer at General Catalyst Partners, teaching a university undergrad course on social entrepreneurship, and working on research teams at some of the top academic institutions in the world.

Ali studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois. When not working with entrepreneurs, you can find Ali hacking on a side project or improving his FIFA skills.