Ash Pournouri, a visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and two-time Grammy nominee, started his career by reimagining the role of record labels, publishing, tour booking, and music management. He began with the mission of creating and managing the brand of global superstar and partner Avicii, leading him to become a pioneer in breaking EDM as a mass movement and a leader in the global music business. Through his UNLTD portfolio companies, Ash creatively crafted artist-first partnerships with major global clients such as Ralph Lauren, Coca-Cola, IKEA, and H&M. He also co-founded a social media management company representing some of the world’s biggest media profiles. Ash has donated the majority of his personal income to various charities fighting world hunger and other impact-driven initiatives. He has expanded into the conference world with Spotify founder Daniel Ek, creating the two-day thought-leadership summit Brilliant Minds. Ash left the music industry in 2016 and started several businesses, and was an active early investor in, companies such as Nordic Angels, Convendum, Antler.co, Norrsken Impact Accelerator, and 6+ other major unicorn startups like Bolt.com, EnergyX, Audius and Mind Medicine.