MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Snita Balsara is an investor with MaRS IAF, a leading early-stage Venture Capital fund based in Toronto and StandUp Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital fund investing in companies led or co-led by women. She is energized by passionate entrepreneurs who are developing innovative technologies, building diverse teams and scaling strong businesses.
Snita cultivated teams driven to exceed individual, team and overall business goals and led business process reengineering efforts (IBM, Sales Operations). She has negotiated complex master services agreements and managed the Investment Portfolio of an investor on Shark Tank (HG, Corporate Development). In her current role, she is involved in all aspects of venture investing, from deal sourcing, due diligence, round syndication, and supporting companies to scale as an observer on the Board of Directors. She is fuelled by opportunities to learn, collaborate, teach and drive results.
An active member of the community she is proudly engaged with a number of initiatives. She sits on the Board of the Rexdale Women’s Centre, a non-profit agency that serves high-need women and their families in Toronto. She recently joined the Board of Directors at Golden Triangle Angel Network, a members-only organization comprised of Angel Investors seeking investment opportunities in promising, early-stage businesses. She is a lead organizer with Toronto’s Women in Venture Capital community and an advisor for Scale Without Borders.
Snita holds a B.Comm from Ryerson University (Information Technology Management), an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and ESADE, a PMP designation and has completed Coach Training through the Co-Active Training Institute.
In her spare time, Snita enjoys reading photography, exploring Ontario and connecting with fascinating people.