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Deeksha Ahuja

2023 Mentee

Founder, Encubay


Deeksha is a serial entrepreneur and diversity enabler with a vision to create more diversity in the start-up ecosystem via entrepreneurship and investing.

Deeksha Ahuja is the founder of Encubay – a global diversity focused network leveling the playing field for female founders; and the founding partner of Encunay Angel Network (EAN) which is India’s first female-led Angel network enabling more women to Angel invest in female-led start-ups.

She brings over twelve years of experience across sectors in strategy, marketing, business development and operations, content creation, and tech implementation.

Deeksha is also the co-founder of Cedarwood – an Edu tech company that offers twenty-first-century skill sets essential for children.  Deeksha focuses on helping new ventures achieve scale, and sustainability and raising money from strategic investors.  EAN is run by women and for women and aims to increase the percentage of women in the start-up ecosystem from the current 14% in India and level the playing field. She holds a master’s in business administration from Xavier Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

Deeksha was selected to be part of the 2023 Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’ s Mentoring Program.

Mentor: Seema Hingorani, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management