ASHA JADEJA
Founder, Motwani Jadeja Foundation

Asha Jadeja is a Silicon Valley based venture capitalist who has invested in over 200 technology startups in Bay Area. As an entrepreneur herself, her philanthropic work has championed "exponential growth" designed to ignite young entrepreneurs to become disruptive change makers. Asha founded Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation to develop a network of entrepreneurs in South Asia trained to think and drive exponential change. The foundation supports US India partnership for disruptive entrepreneurship, gender equality, and inclusive development. A firm believer in self sustaining social movements supported by local communities, Asha created and enabled Maker Fest a grassroots social movement that is now prolific in Africa, India and more recently in Brazil. Asha is a prolific thought leader and speaker at various global events.