Rajul Kadakia is Cofounder and Managing Partner at Tech Girl, a social platform designed to empower and support female tech entrepreneurs from idea to funding. She is a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor passionate about emerging trends in technology, mentoring female founders and working with early-stage startups on product, team, pricing, go-to-market, partnerships and fundraising.
Rajul began her career in investment banking as an energy equity research analyst then moved into industry in the Enterprise Servers and Storage division at HP. Shortly thereafter she created a luxury brand of baby and toddler keepsake albums with artistic quality fill-in pages for busy moms which were sold at high-end retailers and gift shops throughout the US. The pages were later digitized for kids to create their own online photo books which led to the formation of PixyKids (later renamed Kazaana), a venture-backed social platform for kids. Rajul then built, led and grew Craze, a social selling platform for lifestyle professionals and influencers in Beauty, Fitness, Food, Fashion, Travel, etc. to help them connect with their fanbase while monetizing their passion, expertise and know-how. The Craze platform was acquired by Tech Girl to leverage its analytics/dashboard, social and community capabilities.
Rajul currently serves on the Boards of American Friends of Edelgive, the philanthropic arm of Edelweiss and Korrd, a NFT marketplace for emerging music artists to connect with fans. She is also on the investment committee of South Coast Angels and serves as an advisor to several early-stage tech startups.
Rajul graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting and a BA in Biology and is an active member of various nonprofits and charities focused on entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. Her ultimate goal is to create a non-profit organization that supports and empowers female tech entrepreneurs in emerging markets such as India, Pakistan and UAE.