Ms. Asha Jadeja Motwani has invested in over a 100 tech startups as one of Silicon Valley’s first women venture capitalists between 2000 and 2015. She currently angel invests in tech as well as social impact for-profit startups along with some of bay area’s top angels and VC firms. Asha founded Dot Edu Ventures along with her late husband Stanford Computer Science Professor, Rajeev Motwani to invest in student and faculty led startups in the US.
As an active philanthropist, Asha helped create MakerFaire Africa in 2009 and later launched MakerFest India (2014) with the objective of creating a globally networked maker community in both countries.
She also founded and funded School in the Cloud, Ahmedabad, India in 2014 and set up India’s most advanced FabLab at Cept University Ahmedabad, India.
Her long term vision is to help liberate students of all ages from institutionalized learning to self driven peer based learning.
She lives in the Bay Area with her two daughters and a large circle of friends and family.