Priya Shah

Priya is the General Partner of Theia Ventures, which is a seed stage fund in India investing in high impact, technology-enabled climate tech businesses operating across multiple sectors, such as energy efficiency, electric mobility, renewable energy access, biofuel/biogas, energy storage / carbon capture, battery tech, waste-to-value, smart protein and sustainable agriculture. Theia takes an active role in their portfolio companies, providing mentorship and value-added support across strategy, governance, product and fundraising, connecting them to their Venture Partner Network and other ecosystem partners. Priya has spent 15 years working across the social impact, finance and policy sectors in the US, UK and Indian markets. Before Theia Ventures, she built as part of the founding team, the Indian Fund arm of Yunus Social Business (YSB), a global venture debt fund founded by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Prior to YSB, Priya spearheaded strategy, capital raising and special projects at a clean-tech, venture-backed, growth-stage company, Simpa Networks. Priya started her career at Bloomberg LP in New York and later at Asia House in London, and has led several independent consulting projects at impact start-ups and advisory firms, such as Acumen and CDC group. She holds an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School and a BA in History from Brown University.