Who we are

AskHereFirst is the brain child of Vishal Misra. Vishal is a professor of computer science at Columbia University and a serial entrepreneur who was the co-founder of ESPN’s popular CricInfo.

The inspiration for AskHereFirst came as Vishal struggled through petabytes of rich data to find answers to complex questions about his beloved game of cricket.

The result was a powerful AI based natural language query solution for structured data stores that can be used to dramatically simplify search in a wide range of industries such as finance, media, marketing and sports.

The AskHereFirst team consists of Silicon Valley and Wall Street veterans with deep expertise in information technology and data science.