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Deepa  Iyer



Deepa Iyer


Deepa works on Luminate’s investments globally.

Prior to joining the organisation, 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 Rocketship.vc, 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.