Vinay Trivedi is the author of How to Speak Tech, a book that explains the basic technologies and terms of Internet startups for individuals with nontechnical backgrounds.

An entrepreneur, investor, and tech enthusiast, Vinay has a background in venture capital and private equity and has worked in product marketing, growth, and analytics at Locu, a venture-backed tech startup acquired by GoDaddy. Prior to Locu, he served as a team member on a TED fellow-led education technology challenge called ‘Future of the Book’ and founded a national non-profit organization called SeniorLink, a youth volunteer agency for teaching seniors about computers and the Internet.

Passionate about supporting and exploring innovation, Vinay is actively involved in The Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Initiative to help strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems around the US, teaches and speaks about technology and entrepreneurship, and helps promote STEM education initiatives and public policy through the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education.

Vinay earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal in Washington, DC for his work in technology education and community service. He received his A.B. (Honors) in Computer Science from Harvard University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and as a John Harvard Scholar, Weissman Scholar, and Detur Book Prize Winner.