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Name: Vishal Rao
Location: The Texas Hill Country near Austin, Texas, USA
Nationality: American
Birth: India in 1979
Gender: Male
Languages: Fluent in English
Elementary proficiency in Spanish
Basic understanding of spoken Telugu


Graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University’s perennially top ranked School of Computer Science with a perfect 4.0 GPA in 3 years at the age of 20, while earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration.



Full time strategic investor focusing on venture capital, private equity, and real estate.
This is after a 20-year career as a software engineer and technical lead in the enterprise and B2B software industries, with concentrated stints in the Cloud Computing, ITOM (IT Operations Management), IR (Information Retrieval), eCommerce and DBMS (Database Management Systems) industry segments.



Learning of all kinds, hiking, fitness, health optimization and the pursuit of extreme longevity. See



Co-inventor on 1 European and 4 US patents in multiple subcategory fields of enterprise software.


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GRIQ High IQ Society

Founded: 01/01/2011

Cut-off: IQ 132, sd 16
SDs > mean: 2
Percentile: 97.7
Rarity: 1 in 44

Current Members: 84
Stat. Repres.: 3,696

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