• harshilparikh
TuvaLabs CEO & Co-Founder
Harshil Parikh
  • Field Technology
  • Location Philadelphia, PA
  • Website tuvalabs.com
Harshil has been obsessed with the simple idea of learning from events unfolding around us since he started tutoring as a sophomore in high school. He launched TuvaLabs out of a coffee shop in New Delhi after spending six months learning how to program while he was teaching at a tutoring centre for economically disadvantaged students at a large slum in South Delhi. He received his undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters degree in Financial Mathematics from North Carolina State University. As an undergraduate, he was rated as an Excellent Teacher by students for every semester he taught physics for the UIUC Department of Physics. During his college years, he also had the opportunity to conduct internships at various academic and corporate institutions, including summer internships at Brookhaven National Lab, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Capital One Bank. Immediately prior to building TuvaLabs, Harshil spent seventeen months in India, helping Greenlight Planet, a venture backed clean energy company with their solar lantern distribution in rural India. He also helped Arpana, a New Delhi based NGO plan a first-of-its-kind learning center in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh.