Asha Jadeja

Asha Jadeja is a mom, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist based in Palo Alto, California. In her career as a venture capitalist, Asha has invested in over a 100 startups some of which have gone on to become public companies. She initiated the spread of the maker movement and maker hubs in Africa in 2010 and later in India, Pakistan, and Brazil. Makerfest, a three day event that brings local makers together for a week of collaboration and co-inventing happens in various cities around the world now. Asha is also creating a network of Fablabs around the world, to help spark off distributed manufacturing using just in time creation, tinkering and deliveries. Through Rajeev Circle Fellowships, Asha is developing a dynamic corridor of entrepreneurship, collaboration and community between Silicon Valley and South Asia.