Release Date: 12/01/2014
Boston, MA – Anuradha Yadav joined as the new Executive Director of TiE-Boston, a not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship in the New England area. Yadav brings a compelling mix of passion and experience that will help TiE-Boston grow its membership base with young entrepreneurs and strengthen the innovative programs for entrepreneurs.
Since 1997, TiE-Boston has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities. What makes TiE unique is that the organization connects entrepreneurs with each other and other stakeholders in the ecosystem, including seasoned serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, service providers and early customers. TiE-Boston’s members have been responsible for $7 Billion in recent exits, including from Taris BioMedical, Inc., Wayfair LLC, Veveo, Inc., Ocular Therapuetix, Inc. and CQuotient Inc. in 2014.
The hallmark of TiE is providing dynamic and engaging programs to support every type of entrepreneur from the high school level to those entrepreneurs who are ready to fundraise. TiE also hosts one of the largest start-up conferences on the East Coast, TiECON East, which attracts 600+ attendees every year. Other programs include, TyE, a business plan competition for high school students, TiE Challenge, an accelerator program for first time entrepreneurs, and TiE Angels, an angel investment group.
Yadav has been involved with TiE-Boston since 2010. As Co-Chair of the TiE-Boston Social Entrepreneurship (“SE”) group, Yadav has been instrumental in organizing panels regarding social entrepreneurship, planning the Forum for Social Entrepreneurs (the TiE-SE annual conference), and fundraising. She has also been an active mentor and advisor to social impact companies at MassChallenge (the largest not-for-profit startup accelerator in Boston). Yadav served as a trustee on the University of Vermont (“UVM”) Board of Trustees and is currently an Emeriti trustee as well as a member of the UVM Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Yadav graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont and received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable William K. Sessions, III, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont. Yadav has been a corporate attorney with ten years of experience practicing law at State Street Bank and Trust Company, Ropes & Gray, LLP, Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston, MA and DLA Piper LLP in Atlanta, GA. She has represented start-up companies from initial formation, through venture capital financings, and acquisitions.
In welcoming her, Gaugarin Oliver, the President of TiE-Boston said, “Anu chose to transition to a career that fulfills her passion to serve the community and we are delighted and fortunate that she chose TiE-Boston as the venue for this purpose. We are excited and confident that Anu’s leadership will help us take TiE-Boston to the next level.”
“I am very excited to be selected as Executive Director of TiE-Boston and look forward to TiE-Boston taking a leadership role in the New England entrepreneurial ecosystem by engaging with the next generation of entrepreneurs and helping to build and grow programs that will accelerate their growth and success through mentorship, education, and networking,” said Yadav.
Since 1997, TiE-Boston has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities. What makes TiE unique is that the organization connects entrepreneurs with each other and other stakeholders in the ecosystem, including seasoned serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, service providers and early customers. TiE-Boston is a chapter of TiE-Global, the largest global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship. TiE-Boston members leverage the global network of members from 61 chapters in 18 countries. TiE has 12,000 members throughout the world, and has contributed over $250B in wealth creation. For more information, visit tie-boston.org.