SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 10-11, 2019

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Start. Connect. Scale.

SARA DESHPANDE

Partner, Maven Ventures

Sara Deshpande is a Partner at Maven Ventures where she invests in seed-stage software companies building products that millions of consumers will use every day to make their lives better. At Maven since 2014, Sara is an active advisor to the Maven portfolio and has been part of eight exits and over 20 investments including Zoom (IPO, Nasdaq: ZM), Cruise (acq by GM), Chariot (acq by Ford), Carrot, May Mobility, Embark, Hello Heart, Neighborly, Eden, Gametime, and more. Her current investment interests include software companies with a "vision worth fighting for" that can reach millions of consumers across mobile, marketplaces, digital health, consumer mobility, and software tech for women. Previously, she managed a portfolio of high-growth startups at The Idea Village, an entrepreneurship engine in New Orleans, and was a consultant in the Healthcare Strategy practice at Deloitte in San Francisco. Sara holds a BS in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.