Paula Mariwala

An alumnus of Stanford University, Paula Mariwala is Managing Director of Seedfund, a venture capital firm which invests in start-up companies and Co-Founder& President of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India. She is also Promoter Director of Hinditron Group of Companies, one of India’s oldest technology companies.

Paula brings over 20-years of entrepreneurial and operational experience with technology companies in the USA and in India and almost 10 years of early stage investing. In her role as Managing Director since inception in 2006, Paula has been actively involved with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India to source, evaluate and mentor early stage companies. Seedfund has invested in over 30 early stage companies across sectors. Her primary focus is on education, healthcare and technology sectors and she works closely with portfolio companies to take them to their next stage of growth. As an angel investor she has now invested in almost a dozen companies with Stanford Angels and in her individual capacity as well.

Paula is actively engaged with the entrepreneurial ecosystem through her association with professional bodies like TiE (Charter Member), TiEStree Shakti (Core Team), Indian Merchants Chamber(Chair/Managing Committee), IEEE (Life Member), Computer Society of India, Stanford University Alumni Association.

Paula holds an MS in Applied Physics from Stanford University, USA and BSc(Hons) in Physics from St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai. She is the Founder President of Stanford University Alumni Association India, Member on the Board of Advisors of St. Xavier’s College and Member of the Governing Board of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering and is involved in various capacities with many academic institutions and technologyincubators.