Asha Jadeja Motwani

Entrepreneur | Investor | Philanthropist | Change Maker
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Asha Jadeja is a Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist who has invested in over 200 technology startups in the Bay Area.  As an entrepreneur herself,  her philanthropic work has championed “exponential growth” designed to ignite young entrepreneurs to become disruptive change makers. “Making a dent in poverty requires money. Without a strong focus on economic growth, developing countries like India will continue to be stuck in a cycle of poverty. The need of the hour is to let technology-driven growth enable India to break out of the cycle of poverty”.

All of Asha’s venture and philanthropic initiatives in India have been designed to help the nation break free of this cycle of poverty.  “Exponential growth is possible through technologyenabled entrepreneurship, lean government, world class education ,and women’s leadership”.

Asha founded Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation to develop a network of entrepreneurs in South Asia trained to think and drive exponential change. The foundation supports US – India partnership for disruptive entrepreneurship, gender equality, and inclusive development.

A firm believer in self-sustaining social movements supported by local communities, Asha created and enabled Maker Fest – a grassroots social movement that is now prolific in Africa, India and more recently in Brazil. She created India’s first network of dozens of Fablabs designed to spark a just in time manufacturing environment in India.  With help from Prof Sugata Mitra, Asha set up India’s first self supported School in the Cloud in Ahmedabad.  This has now grown to over 60 locally managed and sustained “schools in the cloud” within South Asia.

Asha is a prolific thought leader and speaker at various global events.

Motwani Jadeja Foundation

Rajeev Circle Fellowship

A dynamic corridor of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and community between Silicon Valley and South Asia for budding entrepreneurs.

School in the Cloud

The School in the Cloud platform is a Self-Organised Learning Environment, or SOLE which can exist anywhere there is a computer Internet connection, and students who are ready to learn.

Maker Fest

A three-day event that brings local makers together for collaboration and co-inventing. The Maker Fest is a social movement supported by local communities.


Motwani Institute for Thought Leadership

A dynamic Silicon Valley based US-India think tank and advocacy platform designed to impact technology, economic policy, and women leadership.

Exponential India

Exponential India (EI) is a webinar designed and curated by Asha Jadeja to enable urgent and critical conversations among key stakeholders for enabling economic growth in India

MJ Art Residency

An interdisciplinary arts residency program that operates and functions at the intersection of the arts, sciences, technology, and society with a particular focus on South Asia.

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Asha Talks at Atlantic Council on Western society at the crossroads |Smart partnerships in a changing world

Voice of Women In Tech | Asha Jadeja Motwani | FalconX Incubator

Interview with Asha Jadeja Motwani, Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, at TiEcon Media Lounge

Stanford Seminar Impact Investing verves Scaling Social Ventures in South Asia

Asha Jadeja Visits Startup Village

Sunil Kanoria & Asha Jadeja: How can technology disrupt a business?

Asha Jadeja Motwani: MITLI launched during TiE Global Conference in New Delhi

“Super Excited About Indian Companies“

Venture Capitalist Asha Jadeja At Davos

Davos 2020: Investor Asha Motwani on why she is bullish about India

My investing journey. A conversation with Investor Philanthropist Asha Jadeja Motwani

Leveraging the Silicon Valley mindset and resources for scaling Social Impact

Asha Jadeja on the Horasis 2020 Plenary: Learning from Covid in India