Asha Jadeja is a mom, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in Palo Alto, California. In her career as a venture capitalist, Asha has invested in over a 100 startups which were acquired or became public companies (Google, Paypal, Cisco, and Citrix to name a few).
Asha’s current priority is to empower entrepreneurs through world-positive investing as well as supporting the maker movement, informal education, and women’s rights philanthropically through the Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation.
RC Fellowship is designed to create, mentor and empower young entrepreneurs from the developing countries and have them linked closely to the Silicon Valley in California. We believe that the Valley will be a significant force in unleashing the creative potential of entrepreneurs from places where innovation may not have a strong support system. We immerse our Fellows (who we might call warriors soon) in the Valley and set them up with a permanent location in the Bay Area. They leave after their 2 to 3-week Fellowship empowered and confident in the knowledge that they now have “family” in the Bay Area. They will be supported by our volunteer Rajeev Circle group in every regard – regular video meetings, business plan polishing, connecting to VC and angel friends, future visits, and advice on exit options.
Our dream is to spark off disruptive ideas, activities, and technologies through our entrepreneurs and have a massive impact on problems in the developing world.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Asha Jadeja Motwani has launched an annual fellowship program, Rajeev Circle Fellowship, to enable entrepreneurs to visit and connect with entrepreneurs, mentors and seed investors in Silicon Valley in the US. Asha Jadeja Motwani is the wife of late Stanford Professor Rajeev Motwani, who was a globally acclaimed computer scientist. Under, Rajeev Circle Fellowship program, a dozen or so true entrepreneurs are identified and flown as a group to Silicon Valley on a two-week visit.
WE CARE ABOUT
- Developing strong local roots
- Connecting globally
- Seeing unity in diversity
- Using technology to bring us together
- The power of imagination and dreaming
- Being our true selves
- Freedom from the mundane