Venture Capital in the Age of Generative AI: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
When & Where
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
About This Talk
Join this session to hear from venture capitalists, startups, and industry leaders about the latest innovations and investment opportunities in the generative AI space. Learn about cutting-edge startups and technologies, and discover how investors are approaching the challenges and opportunities of this exciting and rapidly evolving field.
Shaloo Garg (Moderator)
Shaloo Garg is Managing Director, Growth Stage Startups & Unicorns based out of Silicon Valley and Global Lead for Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience. Previously, at Oracle, Shaloo was a Partner, Global Oracle Innovation at Oracle where she led the Global Corporate Innovation practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for AI startups into enterprise customers and partner ecosystem. She has also led go-to-market for Oracle's Cloud business and was in M&A team that acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage startups. Shaloo is passionate about Tech for Good and is President, BOD at UN Women, Silicon Valley , a "Champion of Innovation" at UN Women advocating and building programs to increase opportunities for educating young girls in developing economies. Shaloo was recently announced as the BOD at NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center focused on Data&AI. Shaloo strongly believes that technology is the strongest catalyst for driving change for social issues like hunger, poverty, STEM education, clean water, energy, sustainable cities etc in developing and under-developed economies. Shaloo is a Guest speaker at Penn Law School and is an MBA from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from Stanford d.School. Words to live by: "In life, there are no mistakes... only lessons" - Vic Johnson.
Ganesh Bell joined Insight Partners as a Managing Director to invest in and help entrepreneurs build great software & data companies that will define modern enterprise and digital business. He has over 25+ years of rare experience as a builder and operating executive across startups, high-growth scaleups, global conglomerates, unicorns, successful exits, IPO, and M&A.
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Raviraj Jain is a Partner at Lightspeed, a global venture capital firm with $18B+ in capital under management and presence across India, China, South East Asia, Europe, Israel and North America. Raviraj has been with Lightspeed since 2017 and focuses on investments in AI, deep tech and enterprise software. Raviraj serves on the boards of companies like Snorkel AI, Fiddler AI, Tonkean, Dexterity AI and several others. Previously Raviraj was a product leader at LinkedIn. Raviraj holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Tech from IIT Bombay.
Sonal is a Principal at Tau Ventures, investing in early stage AI startups in healthcare, enterprise, and automation. She began her career in buy-side M&A, evaluating multi-billion dollar deals at a Fortune 500 MNC in India, led business development at the top-rated heart hospital in India, and served as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Signos - a metabolic health startup. Sonal holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA in Healthcare Management and Finance from Wharton. Outside San Francisco, she feels most at home in remote corners of the world photographing wildlife.
General Partner & Founding Engineer
Shruti Gandhi, is the founder of Array Ventures. Array Ventures is an enterprise data AI fund that invests at the preseed stage. She is based in Silicon Valley and has invested in over 75 companies in their preseed rounds which are now worth billions. With over 10 exits to companies such as Apple, Paypal, ServiceNow, Amazon, JAMF, and others. She is on Techcrunch 10 VCs that founders like list alongside investors from Greylock and First Round. She has attended Booth school of business and Columbia University for her Masters in Computer Science.