Vivek Murali is an Associate in the NewSchools Venture Fund’s Palo Alto office, where he focuses on due diligence, impact evaluation, and management assistance for education technology ventures.
Prior to joining NewSchools, was a business manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland supporting the investment bank’s global currency trading business where he monitored financial and credit risk to the division. Vivek began his career working in fixed income sales at J.P. Morgan providing market color and trade ideas to the firm’s institutional clients. While living in New York, he also spent weekends as a volunteer tutor and mentor for at-risk youth at a local elementary school. As an Education Pioneers Fellow at NewSchools, Vivek recommended changes in data collection methods toward impact evaluation based on benchmarking and interviews with portfolio companies.
Vivek received his BBA in Finance and BA in Philosophy from Temple University, as well as an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.