SShruti Chandrasekhar is an investment professional with 14 years of experience in private equity and venture capital. Currently she is the Head of SME Ventures at the IFC. SME Ventures is a $250M private equity program focused on providing capital for SMEs across frontier markets. Shruti also leads IFC’s gender focused initiatives across private equity and venture capital. Shruti’s prior experience includes investments in tech startups in emerging markets, direct and indirect investments at the largest endowment in India and late-stage tech investing in Silicon Valley. She has an MBA from the Wharton School and an S.B. from MIT.