In her free time, you can find Abhinaya tinkering with the latest tech, building side projects, and making videos. She is also very active with the 1for2 Education Foundation, which provides "pay-it-forward" college tuition scholarships. Abhinaya graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago with degrees in finance and mathematical computer science.
Abhinaya is a principal at M25, a Chicago-based fund focused on pre-seed and seed-stage investments in the Midwest. She joined the fund in 2017 and currently spearheads the team’s outbound efforts, along with leading deals and working with portfolio companies. In addition to investing, Abhinaya brings the Chicago community together through various events she hosts or co-hosts, from 300-person events like ChiTechIRL to 5-person dinners. She actively runs a text group where more than 300 people receive a weekly text about community tech events.