Deepa Iyer


Deepa works with the team to identify and support innovative social entrepreneurs.

Most recently, while an MBA student at The Wharton School, Deepa worked with, a unique venture capital fund in Palo Alto that leverages advanced data science techniques to identify promising technology startups around the world.  She also helped drive strategy and deal flow for a nascent investment team at Omidyar Network, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s global impact investment vehicle.  In India, she worked for Netafim, a pioneering Israeli agriculture technology company.  At Netafim, Deepa designed and brought products to market to disrupt and streamline agricultural supply chains given limited access to water.

Prior to business school, Deepa consulted to Fortune 100 companies with the Oliver Wyman Group in San Francisco.  She also worked in international development with governments and multilateral agencies in 7+ countries as a senior researcher at Princeton University.

Deepa received her M.B.A from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she was Director of Investment for the Wharton Social Venture Fund and co-directed the Wharton India Startup Competition.  She received an M.Sc in development economics at Oxford on full scholarship, and graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and South Asian Studies.