He has over 18 years of experience in the media, entertainment and technology industries and has played a crucial role in defining the company’s purpose and vision, recruiting talented individuals to join the Saavn team, and developing its revenue streams. Vin also leads the Brand Solutions team in securing advertising partnerships with some of the world’s most recognized brands such as Vodafone, Emirates Airline, HP, Western Union, Pepsi and Toyota. Vin has been a recognized speaker at industry conferences around the world. He is also a Founding Partner at New York City-based venture development firm, 212MEDIA. Prior to Saavn and 212MEDIA, he co-founded and served as the VP of Sales & Business Development at Simile, a contextual advertising platform that advised various business units of Time Warner, Cox Media, McClatchy Newspaper Group, Scripps and Hearst Magazines. Vin began his career at the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and helped advise and raise capital for media & telecom companies such as Voyager, Earthlink, AT&T, @Home, Akamai, and several others. Vin graduated with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.