Hi! I’m Harish Narayanan
I’m one of the founders of a fintech startup1 named Edgefolio. Our company creates web-based tools that connect institutional investors and hedge funds. For my day job, I spend a lot of time thinking about what the right things to create are, and growing teams to build these things.
When I’m not on the job, I take on exploratory projects that align with my passion for using technology to make the world a better place. I learn a lot while doing this, and share what I learn through my writing, talks and open source projects.
Right now, I’m working on two projects that reflect this passion. The first is called Scancer, which is all about making early detection of breast cancer more accessible. The second project is HERO Index, a platform that assists you in investing based on your personal values. Both of these projects rely on recent AI2 technology to solve problems that were once impossible for computers to tackle.
I’m also delving deeper into some fascinating ideas involving using neural networks to solve differential equations. It’s a highly efficient method that has the potential to revolutionise the way we design and control systems in challenging fields like biomedicine and energy.
Although I’m still in the early stages and have only been doing a lot of doodling on paper, I’m incredibly excited about this work and would love to make it my life’s focus. 🦄
I love taking photos (who doesn’t?) and publish some of it online. More recently, I’ve been toying with AI models to style images and generate art. I very much enjoy programmatically generating thousands of different variants and hand-selecting a bunch to form collections.
I’m also very into music (I love to sing! 🎤), and I’m internet famous3 for a tool I made some years ago called Shpotify. Shpotify lets you control the music app Spotify from the command line on a Mac. Oh, you could say I’m a bit of a nerd! 🤓
As you might be gathering, I’ve always had a passion for learning and creating things, which has given me a sense of purpose. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to value the connections I make with others and the opportunities to help people more than ever before. Whether it’s spending time with my children, volunteering in my community4, mentoring students, or supporting children at an orphanage close to my heart, I’m constantly seeking ways to build stronger social connections and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
On a more personal note, I’ve been on a journey of growth and healing since my marriage ended. This experience has empowered me in so many ways. I’ve reignited my love for journaling on paper and writing for myself on the web. I’ve even been brainstorming ideas for a text-based app that fosters community building. Most importantly, I’m feeling creatively charged, energised, and excited about life.
And in conclusion…
We’ve covered a lot of ground, haven’t we? Thank you for sticking around. If you’re interested in getting to know me on a personal level, feel free to browse more of this site. And if you’re considering working with me, please take a look at some of my other projects. Either way, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d love to connect with you.
I say “startup,” but it’s over ten years old now and standing on its own feet! 💫 ↩︎
Convolutional neural networks and large transformer models, respectively. ↩︎
This tool that I first built in a weekend has like tens of thousands of downloads, whereas my Ph.D. thesis that took 5 years to write has maybe been read by 5 people. Including me. ↩︎