Romish Badani

CEO

Romish Badani is Bridge’s CEO and co-founder and has led the company since its inception. He first witnessed the complexity of the immigration process through the turbulent United States immigration journeys of various family members. But it wasn’t until he helped build and scale various technology companies that he had his light-bulb moment: Technology has the power to transform dysfunctional professional services industries, and few verticals are as broken and important as immigration. He teamed up with Forrest Blount, a former Google engineer and workflow automation expert, and Bridge was born. Under Romish’s leadership Bridge has become a clear industry leader, marrying technology and human expertise to drive a frictionless immigration experience

Romish has almost 15 years of experience growing innovative, market-leading companies across the technology and professional services industries. Prior to Bridge, Romish helped scale ZocDoc, a leading online healthcare marketplace. Previously, he was a private equity investor at TPG Capital and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Romish holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Blog Posts

DOL Wage Rules Litigation FAQs

ImmiPartner will be co-counseling Wasden Banias to pursue litigation against the newly implemented DOL wage rules. Here are answers to FAQs regarding this opportunity.

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Announcing Our New Partnership with Drafted

Bridge has partnered with Drafted, a leading recruiting marketplace, to help Next Act candidates reaching 5,000+ recruiters.

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H-1B Lottery Selection: Breaking Down the Math

H-1B lottery results are in for this year. We break down the odds based on industry data released by USCIS.

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Smarter Immigration for the Modern Workforce

The immigration landscape is evolving with many changes over the past few years: dramatic directional shifts in government policies and preferences, and in how companies go about finding and engaging international employees. Taken together, these trends represent a clear departure from the traditional status quo.

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Why You Should Apply for Your Sibling's Green Card Soon

The current U.S. immigration system makes about 65,000 visas available each year for brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens, but wait times are long.

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Trump Executive Order

We have been closely following the Trump administration's recent executive orders and the immigration-related bills in Congress.

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Top H-1B Visa Mistakes that Employers Make

Getting qualified foreign workers to your company can be a boom to business, but there are mistakes sponsoring employees make that can jeopardize H-1B status.

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Tech Companies That Sponsor the Most H-1B Visas

The H-1B visa is by far one of the most popular work visas. As more tech companies emerge and grow, the demand for highly skilled workers also increases.

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Summary of The H1-B Cap 2014

USCIS announced that, in just 5 days, it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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Minimum Salary Requirements for H-1B Visa

How much money do you need to pay an employee under an H-1B visa? Let's look at how the government actually assesses the prevailing wage.

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How Long Does an H-1B Visa Last & Can It Be Extended?

An H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa used by U.S. companies who wish to employ foreign workers in occupations that require college degrees or their equivalency.

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Immigration update: Updated executive order on travel ban signed

President Trump has issued an updated executive order on travel ban which will supplant the one issued in January 2017.

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Immigration a la Carte: Unbundling Immigration Legal Services

"Unbundled" legal services involve attorneys performing specific, discrete tasks for a client after the client completes part of their own legal work.

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How to Apply For a Green Card Without Leaving the US

Are you or a family member currently in the U.S. without legal immigration status but looking to get a green card to reside permanently? You aren't alone.

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Guest Post on The Next Web

This week Bridge was featured on The Next Web in this post titled "500 Startups-backed Bridge US launches a tool for helping businesses submit visa applications."

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Finding an Immigration Attorney in your Network

Whether you're an employer seeking assistance in filing temporary work visa petitions, or an individual seeking application assistance, find the right attorney.

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Commentary: Immigration in America & The Growing Shortage of High-Skilled Workers

The H1-B visa is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa category. To earn this visa, an employer must offer a job and apply on the worker's behalf.

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Can an H-1B Visa Holder Raise Money on Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is the largest crowdfunding platform online for creative projects. But can you raise money on Kickstarter if you're not a citizen of the U.S?

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Can an Employer's H-1B Status be Transferred to Another Employer?

A foreign worker with H-1B status can apply for transfer to a different sponsoring employee. Previously, those seeking transfers had to wait for USCIS approval.

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Can A Co-Founder Sponsor My H1-B Visa Or Will I Lose My Visa Once I Leave My Current Job?

Fed up with working to make someone else's startup dream a reality, you leave. Well, you ask, what if I just had my co-founders sponsor my visa?

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Blog Commentary: Immigrant Innovators: Job Stealers or Job Creators?

The topic of U.S. employers hiring foreign national employees through programs like the H-1B visa is a polarizing issue with plenty of misconceptions.

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5 Ways Immigration Can Help You Win the Talent War

Many savvy HR teams are using company immigration policy and strategy to stand out among foreign national job seekers. Make immigration your secret weapon!

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5 Facts HR Needs to Know About Sponsoring an H-1B Employee

The H-1B visa can be a valuable resource to find qualified and well-educated foreign workers for your business. These are the facts every HR team should know.

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