New Tools for VC Investing with Madhu Shalini Iyer, Managing Partner at Rocketship.vc


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New Tools for VC Investing with Madhu Shalini Iyer, Managing Partner at Rocketship.vc

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023

04:30 pm - 05:50 pm

Our flagship autumn Seminar Series on International Technology Management in 2023 will examine ways in which new digital technologies, business models, and data governance frameworks are addressing problems and opportunities at the interface between the digital economy and the external world, with special attention to new patterns of competition and cooperation between Asia and the U.S.

Join guest speaker Madhu Shalini Iyer, Managing Partner at Rocketship.vc, for a discussion on how new digital technologies are impacting venture investments.

The series begins September 2023 and continues weekly until December 2023. Seminars will be held in-person and over Zoom on Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM.  Please stay tuned for details on how to register.

Instructor: Richard Dasher <rdasher [at] stanford [dot] edu>

The series is available to Stanford students for credit; register for EASTASN 402A “Topics in International Technology Management,” also cross-listed as EE-402A and EALC-402A, 1 unit S/NC. 


To attend by Zoom, please register at <https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfu-vrTojEt0K8gkVqvxx0lGZwR8BF51i>. This will register you for the entire series and the same link will be used for all sessions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting series. You may cancel at anytime.

To attend in-person, please register at <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-tools-for-vc-investing-with-rocketshipvcs-madhu-shalini-iyer-tickets-728975935647>.



  • Stanford University, Paul G. Allen Building, Allen 101X Auditorium, 330 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]

Parking options:

  • Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Parking Structure 5, 295 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm.

Session Recordings are typically posted within 3 business days after each session on our Youtube Channel and the course page here.


Madhu Shalini Iyer

Managing Partner at Rocketship.vc

Madhu Shalini Iyer is a partner at Rocketship.vc, a Silicon Valley based fund investing globally. She was the Chief Data Officer of Gojek and helped grow the business into a $10 billion unicorn. In addition to being a board member, she started the Singapore office and played an active role in the strategy, new business development, and ‘data as a competitive advantage’. Prior to Gojek, Madhu was part of the founding team of Intuit’s Quickbooks Lending Platform. As the data science leader at Intuit, Madhu helped grow the platform to $300 million and holds 2 patents in the areas of user data augmented algorithms for financial inclusion. Madhu was also the Chief Data Officer for Ethoslending. There she built the underwriting platform and was responsible for all b2c revenue, resulting in $65 million gross market value per month. Madhu was further responsible for building and running the marketing team. Prior, Madhu was a partner at a $150m private equity fund, Stem Financial, in Hong Kong. She started her career as a senior data scientist with a leading think tank in Menlo Park, CA.


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