Paula Mariwala

Paula Mariwala
Paula Mariwala, an alumnus of Stanford University, brings over 20-years of entrepreneurial and operational experience with technology companies in the USA and in India. In her role as Executive Director since the inception of Seedfund, Paula has been actively involved with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India to source, evaluate and mentor early-stage companies.  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.

Paula is a Promoter Director on the Board of The Hinditron Group, one of India’s pioneering technology companies, where she has been responsible for starting and managing the Telecommunication and Instrumentation businesses of the Group.  In the past, Paula has worked with companies like Photon Kinetics, Tektronix, and Optivideo, in the USA. She has several publications and patents to her credit in the fields of Astrophysics and Optical Communication. Paula is actively engaged with the entrepreneurial ecosystem through her association with professional bodies like TiE (Charter Member), TiE Stree Shakti (Core Team), Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network, Indian Merchants Chamber, IEEE (Life Member), Computer Society of India, Stanford University Alumni Association.

Paula holds an MS in Applied Physics from Stanford University, USA and BSc in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She is on the Board of Advisors of St. Xavier’s College, K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering and is involved in various capacities with academic institutions and business incubators.