Who is Rishi Shah? The man who cheated Google and Goldman and made billions of rupees

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New Delhi. An Indian-American businessman has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for masterminding a $1 billion advertising fraud scheme that defrauded high-profile investors such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Google parent Alphabet Inc and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s venture capital firm. Shah, a co-founder of Outcome Health, was found guilty in April 2023 on multiple counts of fraud and money laundering, along with his company’s co-founders Shraddha Agarwal and Brad Purdy.

Agrawal received a sentence of three years in a halfway house, while Purdy was sentenced to two years and three months in prison. The US Securities and Exchange Commission also filed a civil suit against Shah, Agrawal, Purdy and former chief development officer Ashik Desai, who pleaded guilty before the trial.

Who is Rishi Shah?
Rishi Shah is a technology investor and entrepreneur who co-founded Jumpstart Ventures in 2011, where he served as chairman and managing director, focusing on investments in healthcare technology, education technology, and media. Born into a family of doctors, Shah attended Harvard’s Summer Economics Program in 2005, before briefly attending Northwestern University and later dropping out to pursue business.

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In 2006, Shah founded Outcome Health (formerly Context Media Health), which installed televisions in doctors’ offices to show health-related ads to patients. Under his leadership, Outcome Health grew significantly and became a major player in the technology and healthcare investment sectors by the mid-2010s. In 2016, Shah’s net worth was falsely inflated to more than $4 billion. The truth came to light in 2017 when The Wall Street Journal exposed fraudulent activities at Outcome Health. Investors, including Goldman Sachs and Alphabet, filed a lawsuit against the company, revealing that Shah and his co-founders made profits while investors suffered losses.

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