Guha Bala


President, Co-founder, Vicarious Visions

Vicarious Visions

Guha Bala co-founded Vicarious Visions in 1994 while still in high school. VV has since grown to become an industry-leading game developer, helping to shape popular culture around the world. In 2005 Vicarious Visions was acquired by Activision-Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), a leading worldwide publisher of entertainment software.

VV has accounted for over 2.5 billion dollars in retail sales and over 40 million software units sold worldwide. Hit video game titles from VV include versions of Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance for various platforms.

In addition to his role as President of Vicarious Visions, Guha has served as a board member of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, Guha and his brother were selected by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the Upstate Business Advisory Council. Guha has been a speaker at numerous industry conferences including the Game Developers Conference and Electronic Entertainment Expo. He was named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.

Guha holds an AB honors degree in Chemistry from Harvard University and an MBA from The Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.