Meet the Speakers
Founding Partner, Aureolis Ventures
A well-known venture capitalist, Paula is the founding partner of Aureolis Ventures, which invests in innovative companies focused on social or environmental impact. She is founding partner at Aureolis Ventures, Founder/President of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India, Managing Director of Seedfund Advisors and Promoter Director of Hinditron Group. As an engaged philanthropist, she is deeply committed to the causes of education, environment, gender equality, human rights, and the arts. Paula is an active member of Board of Krea University and sits on multiple management and advisory Boards of companies and foundations.
Co-President, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs
Radhika Shah is an impact/tech investor, advisor to Illumen Capital Fund of Impact Funds reducing bias, and is passionate about civic engagement, community building and transformative social change. She is an advisor to the Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform and board member for the Center for Effective Global Action that bridges academics with governments and NGOs for evidence-based research to reduce poverty. She also serves as an advisor to the Stanford Global Center for Gender Equality, the Stanford Business and Human Rights Resource Center, and is Co-President of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs. She cofounded the Ashoka Silicon Valley Chapter and Action for India’s Silicon Valley Leadership Council. She has been a speaker at the National Academy of Sciences and the UN Solutions Summit on entrepreneurship, technology innovation, and SDGs. Shah holds an MS in computer science from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Co-Founder, the Agency Fund
Temina Madon is on the professional faculty at UC Berkeley School of Business, and she is a co-founder of the Agency Fund, which builds tools for people navigating difficult lives. She is also a member of South Park Commons, a technology community and venture capital fund. Earlier she led business development at the machine learning startup Atlas AI. For over a decade she led the Center for Effective Global Action, a think tank based at UC Berkeley focused on sustainable global development. She began her career in science and technology policy, working first in the US Senate and later at the National Institutes of Health. Temina holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from MIT and PhD in computational neuroscience from UC Berkeley.
UN Resident Coordinator in China
Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee took office as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China on 16 January 2021 and is the designated representative of - and reports to - the UN Secretary General. He presented his letter of credence to the President of China on 14 April 2021.
Mr. Chatterjee has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, sustainable development, humanitarian coordination and peace and security in the United nations and the Red Cross movement. He has served in many fragile and war-torn countries all over the world.
A 3 times TEDx speaker, he is a regular opinion contributor on humanitarian and development issues for a range journals which includes Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Huffington Post, Forbes, CNN, Al Jazeera, the Guardian as well as of late he has also published in mainstream Chinese journals.
Mr. Chatterjee holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in the United States of America.
Incoming Investment Analyst, Stanford Management Company
Thea Rosenberg is a master’s student at Stanford University in the department of Management Science & Engineering, where she focuses on finance and tech entrepreneurship. At the age of 19, she interned with an emerging biotech investment fund in Stockholm and has had a passion for investing ever since. Originally from Norway, Thea will be joining as an investment analyst at Stanford Management Company in the fall, which invests Stanford’s endowment portfolio for the benefit of current and future Stanford generations.