Shaloo Garg is currently Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region for Microsoft for Startups. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience. Previously, Shaloo was at Oracle at Global Oracle Innovation where she lead the Global Customer Connect practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem. She has also lead go-to-market for Oracle’s cloud business and was part of the M&A team that acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage startups.
Shaloo is passionate about education and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the US National Committee for UN Women as well as a Global Advisor for Technology & Innovation for UN Women, where she is spinning up virtual Innovation Labs with universities leveraging emerging technologies to encourage digital literacy in developing countries for young girls who do not have access to education. In addition, she serves on the Board for the Junior Achievement of Northern California and as Board Advisor for HubSV. She is also Director of Strategy and Tech Project Allocation for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Shaloo strongly believes that technology’s best user case ever is using its power to impact wider social issues like hunger, poverty, STEM education, clean water, energy, sustainable cities etc in developing and under-developed countries.
She is an MBA from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from Stanford d.School.