Month: August 2016

Malini Saba’s Investing Prowess

In the past, the investment industry was male dominated. However, women are now flipping the gender norms and emerging as smart and successful. Malini Saba is one of the upcoming women who have been successful at making investments in different sectors of the economy. Malini Saba is a renowned investor and philanthropist. She is from South Asia.
Malini is the founder of Saban, a company that has varied investment interests around the globe. The company has invested in oil and gas in China, technology companies in US and the real estate’s of Australia and India. At the midst of her philanthropic activities, Malini focuses on women and children. In 2001, she founded a non-profit organization called “Stree: Global Investments in Women”. The organization’s goal was to change the perception of low income and vulnerable women and children in the global society. The organization provides varied services such as legal empowerment and healthcare. Additionally, Stree offers a platform for grassroots movements to interact and understand public policy in Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe and India. The former U.S. president, Bill Clinton, launched Stree. Present during the launch was Jordan’s Queen Noor.
Malini’s philanthropic activities saw her donate $1 million to start up Mountain View in 2005. This is the world’s first Heart Research Center, which is based in El Camino Hospital. Tsunami victims in India and Sri Lanka benefited from her generosity back in 2004 when she visited the regions affected by the catastrophe. In order to support the affected families, Malini pledged $10 million. Malini Saba’s successful investment career started as a venture capitalist. She was interested in technology and that is why she started investing in Silicon Valley-based companies. This enabled her to gain extensive experience on how to go about investing. To this end, she invested in more than 20 technology companies including Netscreen Technologies, Sycamore Networks and PayPal Corporation. PayPal Inc was later acquired by eBay for about $1.5 billion. Jupiter Networks, Inc. bought Netscreen Technologies for around $4 billion. This information was originally mentioned on The Huffington Post.
About Malini Saba
Malini Saba pursued her higher education from the University of Western Australia in Perth and Stanford University, California, where she received her master’s and PhD in Psychology. While in college, Malini had to do casual jobs in order to supplement her income. This is where she met people from the venture capital community as she also attended lectures in business management. This information was originally reported on Malini Saba’s website as outlined here.