Priya Rajan

Priya Rajan is the Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank. As the Market Lead for India, SEA, and Africa, she provides international market entry advice and introductions with a focus on technology and innovation, cross-border companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capital funds in emerging markets. Prior to this role she was Director of Early Stage Practice where she oversaw enterprise-wide university engagement strategy and closely worked with top-tier incubators and accelerators. She helped founders create strategic partnerships with those who can accelerate the way forward. Rajan also spent several years as the group controller for SVB Financial Group, where she led financial and accounting functions for 8+ global entities. Through her work at SVB, Rajan supports entrepreneurs who strive to make the world a better place, and she echoes that commitment in her free time as well. She’s on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and of Women Who Code, an organization dedicated to helping women to excel in technology careers. In addition, Rajan is a charter member of TiE, Indiaspora, as well as a venture partner at XFund and advisor at Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from the University of Madras and a master’s degree in International Business from Queen’s University, Priya holds an MBA in business administration from Cornell University and a California CPA in accounting and business administration.