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Akash Nigam

Akash Nigam is an entrepreneur with ventures in the technology and investment sectors. As the founder and CEO of Genies, an avatar technology company, Akash is at the forefront of creating an interoperable identity layer across the internet. Under his leadership, Genies has achieved a valuation of over $1 billion, attracting prominent investors such as Silver Lake, Bond, NEA, and Bob Iger. Akash is the General Partner and founder of Humans, an early-stage venture fund dedicated to investing in the future of the internet, particularly in areas driven by the evolving interests and needs of younger generations. His innovative approach and keen understanding of emerging trends have positioned Humans as a key player in shaping the digital landscape. Akash is also the founder of Unnecessary Disruptions, a company committed to revolutionizing products that have remained unchanged for decades.