Swapna Gupta: swapna is a partner at Avaana Capital and is investing in climate tech. Swapna has ~15 yrs of experience in investing, investment banking, and corporate finance, in technology including Supply Chains, Industry 4.0, Mobility and Agri-tech. Prior to Avaana, Swapna led India investments at Qualcomm Ventures, $1B corporate venture arm of one of the largest global technology majors Qualcomm which has invested in likes of Zoom, Waze, Xiaomi, and fitbit among many others, In India she invested in various category-defining startups including Locus, Shadowfax, Ninjacart, Zuddl, Moveinsync, Reverie, and Stellapps. Swapna also launched Qualcomm Women Entrepreneurs India Network (Qwein), a first-of-its-kind networking, learning, and mentoring program for early-stage female entrepreneurs in technology in India. Swapna’s stellar work in the ecosystem has been recognized worldwide and she was also recently recognized by GCV as a Top 50 emerging leader in the corporate venture community and was the only one from India on the list. Swapna is also part of class 25 at the prestigious Global Kauffman fellows program.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Swapna attended the National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, where she received bachelor's degree in Electronics and communication engineering. She also has an MBA from prestigious Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi.
Swapna is very passionate about food, travel and technology.
As a member of Class 25, Swapna is serving her fellowship at Qualcomm Ventures under the mentorship of Varsha Tagare.