Dimple Sahni

Dimple Sahni

Dimple provides strategic and investment advice to firms exploring emerging markets and impact investing, as well to entrepreneurs in both those arenas on operational efficiency, strategy, financing, and governance. Most recently she was the lead consultant responsible for Unilever Corporate Ventures’ Emerging Asia Strategy in both fund and direct investments across venture capital and private equity from inception to implementation. Previously, Dimple was a Manager of Investments at the Omidyar Network where she was instrumental in developing the firm’s emerging markets venture strategy with a specialization in India and the “base of the pyramid” market segment. Dimple led Omidyar Network’s investments in Comat Technologies, a for-profit provider of technology-enabled solutions that promote socio-economic growth for rural communities in India; and the Rural Development Institute, an international nonprofit that secures land rights for the world’s poor. Her portfolio also included World of Good, an online and offline ethical retail marketplace empowering female producers around the developing world; and United Villages, a US-India mobile WiFi company providing services and a distribution channel across rural marketplaces. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Dimple completed her Kauffman Fellowship at L Capital Partners in New York City. There she served as a technology generalist, making investments across data storage & connectivity, RFID and the semiconductor space. Her board responsibilities included WiSpry and OnPath Technologies. Prior to business school, Dimple focused on clean technologies as a strategic consultant to Earth Water Group in India. She co-founded Epylon.com, an IT services company directed at the public sector, which was sold to Accenture in 2001. Dimple began her career at Goldman Sachs working in both investment banking and sales & trading. Dimple has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in both economics and South Asian studies from the University of Chicago.