Viq Shariff


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Drawing on 25-years’ experience in law and business, Viqar Shariff helps entrepreneurs and investors finance and grow early and later-stage companies.

A veteran of New York City’s startup and tech scene, Viq served as a partner at an international law firm, counseling on venture capital, private equity and M&A deals during the Internet 1.0 and 2.0 eras. He later joined investment firm Rizvi Traverse as a Managing Partner, leading the firm’s emerging growth technology strategy and directing investments in companies such as Twitter, Square, Flipboard, Facebook, and Pinterest, partnering with O’Melveny on most of these investments.



Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1995
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., English Literature, 1988