Venture capitalist Asha Jadeja Motwani, the wife of the late Stanford Professor Rajeev Motwani — a noted Indian American computer scientist who mentored Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and helped design algorithms that currently power Google — has launched a fellowship enabling Indian entrepreneurs to network with entrepreneurs and seed investors in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs in the U.S.
Ms. Asha Jadeja Motwani is an active philanthropist, tech investor and social impact investor who is focused on sustainability initiatives which yield social results in her investments. She was one of the first women venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and was the Founder and Managing Director of Dot Edu Ventures along with her late husband Stanford Computer Science Professor, Rajeev Motwani.
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.
Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Jadeja is one of the first few women venture capitalists, angel investors and philanthropists in Silicon Valley. She invests in for-profit tech, internet and high social impact start-ups in the Bay Area, Boston, New York, Africa and India.