Maveron Welcomes Anarghya Vardhana as New Senior Associate
by Rebecca Kaden, Partner
At Maveron, we believe that the most critical ingredient to our success is people — both the entrepreneurs we partner with as well as our own team. We look for much of the same in each: a true hunger to win; the left brain and right brain alchemy that goes into spotting, cultivating, and building enduring consumer brands; an ingrained focus on self improvement and learning attitude; a deep understanding of product and prioritization of customer experience; and, most of all, team players who are people magnets and understand that the greatest strategy is to surround themselves with the very best.
I am grateful for many things in my role at Maveron, including an opportunity to spend my time surrounded by off-the-charts smart, driven, creative founders determined to change the way we live our lives by building the kind of products we soon won’t be able to imagine living without–and the chance to dig in and partner with a small number of them as they bring these visions to life. But, primarily, I am grateful to do this as part of the Maveron team. We have learned together that rather than approaching the venture business as lone soldiers, our secret sauce is tackling it as a cohesive (small) army—individuals who can work individually but whose strengths are amplified when we have each others’ arsenals to call on. And our founders are better off when we do that, too. We look to each other to be strong partners to our entrepreneurs on our own, and super powered together.
Which is why adding to the Maveron team is something we do rarely and with much excitement, and why we are thrilled to welcome Anarghya Vardhana as a Senior Associate.
Anarghya joins us from Rothenberg Ventures where she focused on consumer investments. She helped run Rothenberg Ventures’ frontier tech program, River, and developed a deep expertise in virtual and augmented reality, emerging as a thought leader in the category. Before that, Anarghya worked for several startups in the product manager and head of product capacity and held various roles at Google leading operational teams and focusing on international expansion of the AdWords Express product.
As we got to know Anarghya over the last year, we saw many of those traits we look for—besides a stand out network, she brings product chops and insights, and a passion for working with consumer technology entrepreneurs, particularly those building companies for the first time. Most of all, she has that hunger, consumer-brand obsession, and team orientation that makes her a natural addition.
Anarghya will be based in our San Francisco office, helping us find the next wave of entrepreneurs building breakout consumer brands and assisting my Partners and I be the best resources to our entrepreneurs possible. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming her to the Maveron family!