Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vishen moved to Michigan, USA in 1995 to study at the University of Michigan, where he majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. There he discovered AIESEC, a non-profit student run organization dedicated to nurturing young leaders into becoming global leaders who want to make a difference in society, and eventually became the Vice President for the USA team, in charge of nominating and sending AIESEC students abroad for internship programs.
In 2001 he moved to New York to work for a technology company in the legal industry. To deal with the stress of the job, he turned to meditation, and studied The Silva Method, a popular mindfulness program developed by Jose Silva. Inspired, he became a qualified instructor and began teaching meditation classes for the program.
Outside Mindvalley, Vishen co-founded Dealmates.com. It successfully raised US$2 million in venture capital funding from Intel Capital. In early 2014, Dealmates.com was acquired by the iBuy Group and was successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Today, the iBuy Group has a market capital of over US$120 million.
Vishen also sits on the Innovation Board of the X Prize Foundation, a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit mankind. In 2015 he was integrated into the Transformational Leadership Council alongside coaches and entrepreneurs in personal and professional development such as Jack Canfield, Jim Kwik and Lisa Nichols.