Silicon Valley Chapter

  Silicon Valley Chapter

In order to tap into the huge potential of the Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley chapter was formed in 2013. In addition to being the epicentre of the world in terms of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, the Valley is home to a huge concentration of successful Indian origin entrepreneurs, investors and executives who are very invested in the growth of the Indian enterprise sector.

As a part of the US chapter, the Silicon Valley Leadership Circle was created and consists of prominent investors and general investors, academics with a common passion - a deep commitment for the development of India.

AFI Silicon Valley Chapter

Members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Circle

Srini Akkaraju, General Partner, Sofinnova Ventures
Raj Atluru, Managing Director, Silver Lake Kraftwerk
Raju Reddy, Executive Vice President, Global Services
Prof. Hayagreeva Rao, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Chairman, AFI's Silicon Valley Leadership Circle
Radhika Shah, Tech entrepreneur, Founding Co-Chair, Organizing for Action (OFA) Women's Tech Leadership Forum
Steve Toben, President of the Flora Family Foundation
Colburn S. Wilbur, Trustee and Past President of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Prof. Mark Granovetter, Chair, Dept. of Sociology, Stanford

As a part of the chapter, we conduct the Silicon Valley Trek, wherein out of an eclectic pool of 300 people, we choose 5 high potential social entrepreneurs and take them to the Silicon Valley on a 2-week trip where the entrepreneurs get a chance to interact with influential leaders of companies such as Cisco and Google for them to get inspired and learn from such industry leaders. Click here for more details.