Ashwin Cheriyan is an entrepreneur, recovering corporate lawyer and a mediocre surfer. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Thistle, a San Francisco-based cold-pressed juice and healthy food startup.
Prior to Thistle and WeGoFair, he spent 4 years in New York as an M&A associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he worked alongside senior management and cross-functional deal teams in collective transactions valued at over $100 billion. He received his A.B. in Economics from Brown University and his JD from The University of Texas School of Law.
He currently spends his energy working with, advising and investing in startups, suiting up in neoprene to surf the “world-class” waves of Pacifica, and enjoying the abundant culinary delights the Bay Area has to offer.