Lavanya Ashok is a General Partner at Trifecta Capital and joined in 2020 to lead the launch of the firm's growth equity investing business. In the past two years, the firm has set up a USD 250mm growth equity fund and made investments in ten category leading tech companies. Lavanya has 17 years of investing and investment banking experience. She was previously Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Principal Investing, deploying funds from GS’ balance sheet and USD 8bn global private equity fund in India. Earlier in her career, Lavanya also worked at SPO Partners, a value-investing-oriented hedge fund in California managing USD 10bn, and Goldman Sachs investment banking in New York.
Lavanya earned a BS in Economics and Finance summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 where she was among the top 1% of students in her graduating class, and an MBA in 2010 from Stanford University where she was a Barrett Fellow and President of the South Asia Students’ Association.
Lavanya is passionate about investing, books, dance, yoga and meditation. When not at work, she can be found outdoors with her husband and twin toddlers.