Sara Thomas Deshpande is a Partner at Maven Ventures where she invests in seed-stage consumer software companies and is an active advisor to the companies in the Maven portfolio. She has been working with startup founders around the globe for nearly a decade to help launch and scale their businesses. At Maven, Sara has been part of six exits and over 20 investments including Chariot (acquired by Ford), Eden, Foodworks, Neighborly, Sunshine, Gametime, Embark, Hello Heart, and more.
Prior to joining Maven in 2014, Sara worked at The Idea Village, an entrepreneurship engine in New Orleans, where she ran the startup portfolio and programming. Additionally, she founded and ran her own business serving clients around the country and was previously a management consultant in the Strategy and Operations practice at Deloitte Consulting in San Francisco. She holds a BS in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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