Rishi Bhargava is a co-founder at Descope. In a career spanning over 20 years, Rishi has run product, strategy, go-to-market, and engineering for category-creating cybersecurity startups and large enterprises. Before Descope, Rishi served as VP of Product Strategy at Palo Alto Networks which he joined via the acquisition of Demisto, a security operations startup. Rishi was a co-founder at Demisto where, under his stewardship, the company created and later led a new “security orchestration” category within 3 years before being acquired. Prior to Demisto, Rishi was VP and GM of the Datacenter Group at Intel Security, launched multiple products at McAfee (acquired by Intel), and played a key role in product strategy and growth at change management startup Solidcore (acquired by McAfee).
Rishi is passionate about technology and serves as an active investor and advisor to multiple startups in Silicon Valley and India, some of which have already seen successful exits. Rishi has over a dozen issued patents in the area of Computer Security and holds a B. S. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.