Charu Sharma, MBA ’22

Charu Sharma, MBA ’22


Charu is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor in Silicon Valley. Most recently, she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at a $1.8B VC fund called Signalfire.

Charu entrepreneurial journey began in her college dorm room where she was building startups. She has worked at Linkedin, building a Future of Work+AI company (scaled to clients like Splunk, Twitter, Logitech, Coca-Cola). She was the founder of a healthtech API company (6M users, ~100 employees; backed by General Catalyst CEO), working with various VC funds and mentoring over 300+ startups.

To pay it forward, Charu founded Go Against the Flow in 2013 to educate 1 million women to take risks and build their own businesses. She published a book and produced a documentary film that was screened all around the world – from the Empire State building in New York to the National Gallery of Singapore. She also produced educational documentary films such as Real Moms of Silicon Valley on working mothers (screened at 1k+ locations across 75 countries) and I Want to Believe (featuring resilient founders of Tesla, Gitlab etc.).

Charu holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

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