At age 32, Minal founded K2 Global, a $183M venture capital firm. It is one of the largest ever inaugural funds in Silicon Valley and the largest woman-run venture fund. Through K2 Global, Minal has made over 40 tech investments, including in Twilio, SendGrid, Spotify, Uber, Magic Leap, PayTM, Airbnb, Palantir, M17, Imagene Labs, Revolution Precrafted, Beam Scooters, Breeze, Seed Health, Culdesac, Simply Measured, Flipboard, Circle, Digital Currency Group, StyleSeat, Zaarly, Warby Parker, Quora, Yesware, Soundcloud, Foursquare, and Genius.
Prior to founding K2 Global, Minal was outside counsel to Uber, Twitter, Square, Medium, Zuora, Adap.tv, among other start-ups, ranging from two founders with a deck to public companies to everything in between. She oversaw over 150 venture financings and billions of dollars of acquisitions and IPOs. Minal “wrote the book” for secondary sales that are now considered industry standard.
Minal previously served as VP of Stanford Angels, which seed invests in start-ups coming out of Stanford University and has invested in companies like SoFi and Blue River.
Early in her career, Minal worked in product marketing at a mobile company and in journalism as a columnist for The San Jose Mercury News.
Minal was born in Stanford and went to Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She has degrees from UC Berkeley and USC. She graduated college at the age of 19 after writing two undergraduate theses, including one on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and the future of audio tech post-Napster.
Minal has two sons and a husband who is a start-up CEO.