Co-Chair of the SVJP Executive Committee

Saima Hasan

Saima Hasan is Founding Partner at Evolution and Founder of Roshni. Her career spans venture capital, business and technology, government and policy, and social entrepreneurship across the US, India, and Japan. Saima’s investment and entrepreneurial experience spans over 15 years, and includes investments in over 400 startups across various sectors and stages. She is an active Board Member and Advisor to several technology companies. After graduating from Stanford University, Saima founded Roshni to provide digital skills training to socioeconomically underprivileged women, and to connect them with global corporations. She has deep roots and extensive networks in the private and public sectors, and is passionate about building cross-border alliances between the US, Japan and India. Saima was appointed by the Supreme Court to advise the federal and state governments on the topic of women’s employment and empowerment. Saima’s work has been profiled by Harvard Magazine, Bloomberg, and the World Economic Forum. Saima holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.