Rishi Bhakar

Vice President

Current Summit Page

Rishi Bhakar has 25 years of experience in energy, finance and technology industries. He has invested in energy companies, infrastructure projects and assets for nearly 15 years. Rishi founded Tenaska’s corporate venture group and leads investments in energy technology companies. He is also integral to Tenaska’s ESG policy development, sustainable financing, and acquisitions of new energy companies.
Prior to Tenaska, Rishi advised middle-market companies on capital raising and acquisitions at Wedbush Securities. He is a recovering computer engineer with over a decade of software development and consulting experience at companies like ADP, Fujitsu and Intel.
Rishi is passionate about serving disadvantaged communities and serves on board of several non-profits including Omaha chapter of American Red Cross and Chairs the Board for Spark Capital, a local proposed CDFI that has raised $5 million. He earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Pune, India.

Rishi is attending / has attended:

VSVC West 2021
Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global 21
Venture Summit Virtual Connect 21

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