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Asad Butt

Lecturer, Los Angeles Program

About Asad Butt

Asad Butt has more than two decades of experience working in startups, investing, and media. For 10 years he managed global accelerator programs in education technology and pet tech. In 2020, Butt launched Rifelion Media to elevate diverse voices in podcasting and film. His work as a producer has been recognized by the Webby Awards, the Asian American Podcasters Association, and the AVA Digital Awards. Butt serves on the board of The Capital Network.


  • MBA, Boston University
  • MS (Media Ventures), Boston University
  • MS (Broadcast Journalism), Boston University
  • BS, Bates College