Deepa Iyer

associate investments Luminate

Deepa Iyer is Associate, Investments for Luminate, a global philanthropic organisation with the goal of empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. She works on Luminate’s independent media investments globally.

Prior to joining Luminate, she worked at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Here, she sourced, funded, and supported high-growth, innovative social enterprises across multiple sectors globally, particularly building the foundation’s portfolio in India. While an MBA student, Deepa worked with, a venture capital fund leveraging advanced data science techniques to source technology startups globally. During business school, Deepa also worked for a nascent investment team at Omidyar Network and with Netafim, a pioneering Israeli agriculture technology company, on design and business development for the Indian sugarcane market. Prior to business school, Deepa was a consultant to Fortune 100 companies with the Oliver Wyman Group in San Francisco. She started her career leading engagements with governments and multilateral agencies in seven different countries as a Senior Researcher at Princeton University.

Deepa currently serves on the board of Avanti Fellows, an education technology company in India, and on the advisory board of Helpusgreen, a waste management company in India.

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