- Title Keynote Speaker
Anarghya Vardhana is a Partner at Maveron, a consumer-only venture capital firm (an early-stage firm with over $1B in assets under management). Anarghya spends her time understanding consumer and cultural behavioral shifts, identifying the billion-dollar businesses that will emerge, and partnering with the right founders to help grow those startups into iconic consumer brands. She is particularly interested in companies improving the health and wellness of large populations and she has invested across early stages and sectors such as mental health (Two Chairs, Tempest), women’s health (Alife, Odela), rare disease (Allstripes), healthcare platforms (Goodbill), and connection and community for wellness (RecRoom, Co-Star).
Prior to joining Maveron seven years ago, Anarghya was a seed investor and a product manager at several startups, notably Medable in the healthcare space. She started her career at Google and has been in the Bay Area tech scene since her undergraduate years at Stanford, where she studied Science, Technology, and Society, graduating with honors with a focus in Human Biology, and Mathematics. Anarghya was listed on Forbes “30 Under 30” for venture capital, won the Diversity Champion Awards from Forbes and JP Morgan Chase, was nominated for the NVCA’s rising star award, and gathered several accolades during her time at Google. She is a Kauffman Fellow, and an active participant in All Raise and other diversity initiatives in tech and venture capital. Anarghya hails from the pacific northwest, is a slow marathoner, and is an Indian classical dancer (Bharatanatya).