Swapna Gupta

Partner, Avaana Capital

Swapna Gupta is a Partner at Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund, leading Investments into technology-led start-ups catalyzing climate solution and sustainability, and delivering exponential returns. Swapna has 13+ years of experience across investing, investment banking and corporate finance, in sectors including Supply Chains, Industry 4.0, Mobility and Agri-tech.

Prior to joining Avaana, Swapna led India investments at Qualcomm Ventures, the corporate venture arm of one of the largest global semiconductor technology major Qualcomm, where she invested in various companies 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 deep-tech, early-stage female entrepreneurs 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. Previously, Swapna worked as a senior associate at Ernst & Young and as a corporate finance specialist at Vodafone India. She is an Engineer in ECE from NIT Nagpur and has specialized in MBA Finance from FMS Delhi.