Aarti has been an angel/impact investor and advisor for the last 12 years. Before that, she held executive positions at technology companies, where she led global IT teams. Companies she has worked at include Oracle, Hitachi, Coherent, Autodesk, and Nikon. Currently, she co-leads Impact Investing for Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund. She has been a guest lecturer for an Impact Investing course at Stanford and for a seminar series course in Impact Investing at the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU. Given her deep passion for technology, social change and empowerment, Aarti mentors social entrepreneurs and invests in companies driving social change with a technology focus. Some programs she has mentored at and advised include MIT's D-Lab accelerator, MIT-Solve, Stanford GSB Startup Garage, Stanford Sensa Labs, and GSBI Miller Center.
Aarti serves on the Board of Trustees at Case Western Reserve University. She is a board member at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, Peninsula Bridge, and Teen Success Inc. She also serves on the Advisory board at Miller Center – Santa Clara University. Aarti holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Bombay University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University.