Friday, February 16, 2018
At ConsenSys Ventures, Kavita Gupta heads a unique VC-Hedge Fund, investing in next-generation Ethereum Blockchain technologies revolutionizing current systems. Gupta is a recipient of the UN Social Finance Innovator Award in 2015 for being an integral part of the founding Green Bond team at The World Bank. Over her 16 year career, she has set up innovative investment funds across East Africa, Middle East, South Asia, and most recently in the US through World Bank, IFC, McKinsey, and The Schmidt Family Office. Previously she ran a $250M fund aligned with UN SDGs, infusing capital into projects that would provide first-time or low-cost access to technologies around the world. She also founded and headed the World Bank's first innovation fund in 2010, and led mission investing for the family foundation of Alphabet Inc.'s executive chairman Eric Schmidt. She sits on the board of advisors of various accelerators and foundations across the world including Google's Social Track accelerator, MIT Solve, Vatican's Right Now Foundation for Impact Investments, the Mandela Foundation and others.
She is an MIT and Media Lab alum.
Ms. Gupta’s Athenaeum event is hosted by the CMC Student Investment Fund and co-sponsored by Financial Economics Institute at CMC.