Vishaal co-founded Aanika Biosciences in 2018 after experiencing first-hand the complexities and problems in our food supply chain. Prior to Aanika, Vishaal spent over a decade in the investing space, serving as a portfolio manager of a multi-strategy hedge fund with over a billion in AUM and trading a portfolio of esoteric derivatives for a group of family offices. He has co-authored / edited three books with Wiley and FT Press on the use of financial derivatives and insurance to combat issues such as over fishing, water scarcity and demographic change. Vishaal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a B.A. in the History of Science and began his career working for one of the largest commodity traders on the New York Mercantile Exchange.