Sohail Prasad

Founder & Co-CEO in San Francisco, California

Sohail Prasad

Founder & Co-CEO in San Francisco, California

Sohail is the Founder & President of Equidate, the stock market for private companies. He has an extensive background in product management, engineering, and business. As an eighteen-year-old, he was among the youngest founders to go through Y Combinator. Over the years, Sohail has advised and invested in over 100 startups, including notable startups such as Zenefits and Rappi. He continues to invest actively through S2 Capital, and serves as its Founding Partner. Prior to founding Equidate, Sohail managed mobile product at Zynga. He previously joined mobile advertising firm Chartboost as its second engineering hire, and has held roles at Google and the MIT Media Lab. Sohail was awarded TCU's Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010, and was later named a Thiel Fellow by the Thiel Foundation. He previously attended Carnegie Mellon University where he studied Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Equidate is the stock market for private companies. Sohail served as Founder & Co-CEO through July 2018, when Equidate announced a $50M Series B to further accelerate global expansion and new produce launches. Equidate recruited Kelly Rodriques (fintech veteran, former CEO of PENSCO) to join Equidate as CEO. Sohail and Samvit continue to lead the company with Kelly as co-Presidents.

  • Work
    • Equidate
  • Education
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science