Guest Bio

Ekta Dang

CEO & Founder, U First Capital

Dr Ekta Dang has been a successful Investor, Corporate Executive, Speaker and Writer in Silicon Valley for almost two decades. She is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of U First Capital which provides Venture Capital as a Service to mid-size and large Corporations. She is also an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of California San Diego Chancellor’s office. Ekta has solid experience both in Venture Capital and on Operating side at Intel. She has driven investment deals in several areas (eCommerce, Security, IoT, etc). She is a seasoned Industry Executive with over 15 years of experience in Product, Business Development and Venture Capital. She brings a stellar network from the Venture Capital and Corporate world to the startups. She is a startup enthusiast and is a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Google Launchpad, etc. ​

She has been a member of Hillary Clinton’s Technology Policy Advisory Committee. She is an invited Speaker at several top Venture Capital/Startup conferences, like TiECon, Silicon Valley Open Doors, etc. She has a PhD in Physics and is a graduate of UC Berkeley Haas School’s Venture Capital program. She has published several research papers in IEEE and other reputed international journals.