Lakshmi Pratury brought TED to India in 2009, when the first
TEDIndia conference was held in Mysore. momentum created by
TEDIndia. experience that spans for-profit enterprises, venture
capital and nonprofit organizations.
), Lakshmi has traversed an incredible distance professionally.
As a social entrepreneur, Lakshmi was
a leading force at the American India Foundation (AIF), where she
was part of the management team that raised over $30M in five years
to channel towards development activities in India. She was the
founder of the Digital Equalizer program, which brought technology
education to over 100,000 children and 2,000 teachers in India.
Prior to AIF, Lakshmi was a partner at
the venture capital firm Global Catalyst Partners. At Global
Catalyst Partners, she established relationships between GCP, the
development community in India, and key executives in India.
Before this Lakshmi was with Intel
Corporation for 12 years and had various roles. Lakshmi holds
a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Nizam College, Hyderabad,
India. She attended IIT, Mumbai; got an MBA from the Bajaj
Institute, India, and a second MBA from Portland State University,
with a minor in theater arts.
Lakshmi has published articles in
San Jose Mercury, San Francisco Chronicle,
Mint(leading business daily in India); interviewed
celebrities, contributed to radio shows, including National Public
Radio, and acted in local (US) theater.
Lakshmi spoke at high profile
conferences like TED conference in the US (
the DLD marketing, marketing communication, advertising, and
evangelizing the developer community.
In December 2010, she curated and hosted The INK Conference, in
association with TED, (www.theinkconference.com)
which carried forward the Lakshmi Pratury brings with her a varied
Featured in the list of '100 Most
Powerful Women' by Forbes Asia in 2010