Maneesha Ghiya, FemHealth Ventures: Maneesha is the Founder and Managing Partner at FemHealth Ventures, which is focused on developing and growing women’s health-related companies through investment capital and strategic guidance. Maneesha is also a Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor for ExSight Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments in innovative ophthalmic drugs, devices, and diagnostics. Maneesha has been investing in healthcare for over 20 years both on the private side as a venture capitalist as well as a healthcare specialist at hedge funds. She has invested in many public and private healthcare companies within therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health.

Maneesha earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. She graduated summa cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees (part of the dual-degree Management and Technology Program) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the engineering school at the University of Pennsylvania. Maneesha serves on the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Metro Club of New Jersey and serves as a Judge for the Harvard Business School VC Day competition. Maneesha is a member of Impact100 Essex. Maneesha’s board work includes advising healthcare start-ups on financial matters, capital raising, market sizing, strategic planning, and valuation milestones.