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Instavest: The Startup That Wants to Uproot Hedge Funds

The Wall Street Journal • Oct. 24, 2016

After 16 years in finance, Saleem S. Khatri owned a closet full of suits. But as he packed for Silicon Valley and the most important meeting of his life, he settled on his lucky Superman T-shirt. The tech world was less buttoned-up than the banks he had worked for, and Khatri, who was pitching his startup to the legendary incubator Y Combinator, figured he’d need all the luck he could get.

Social investing site Instavest raises $1.7M in seed funding

TechCrunch • Aug. 17, 2016

Part of YC’s Winter 2015 class, Instavest is a startup trying to turn investing — an activity most of us are used to doing privately — into a social activity

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Founders / Key Team

Saleem S. Khatri 
Saleem S. Khatri 
CEO & Co-Founder

Saleem S. Khatri is a Co-Founder and CEO of Instavest, Inc. a collaborative investing network. He was previously a member of the Office of Financial Stability at the United States Department of the Treasury for 3 years, where he led the auto bailout for President Obama. Saleem earned an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with Distinction. 

Zain Allarakhia 
Zain Allarakhia 
CTO & Co-Founder

Prior to starting Instavest, Zain was a software engineer at Braintree, Invitae, Locu, Inc. and was the first employee at ZeroCater. At Braintree, he focused on payments and risk. He graduated with a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Michigan. Prior to starting Instavest, Zain was a part-time graduate student at Stanford in Computer Science.