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Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBanks Vision Fund

Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female) for its $100 billion Vision Fund.
Kirthiga Reddy, a former executive with Facebook, has taken the role and, in doing so, she becomes the first female member of SoftBanks Vision Fund investment team. She will be based inSan Carlos, Silicon Valley.
Reddy spent eight years at Facebook, mostly as managing director for its businessin India and Southeast Asia before a two-year stint in the U.S. leading global partnerships.
In her new role, she will work closely withDeep Nishar, senior managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisors who is located in the Bay Area and was previously an exec atGoogle and LinkedIn . Reddy said her focus will be frontier technologies such as AI, robotics, health, bio engineering, IoT and more. In a comment to Bloomberg, she revealed that she is actively recruiting for the firm, especially for female investors.
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBanks Vision Fund
Kirthiga Reddy [right] is interviewed alongside India Today Group Chief Creative Officer Kalli Purie [left] in 2012 (Photo by Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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