Falguni Desai

Falguni Desai

Founder, Managing Director at Future Asia Ventures

Startupbootcamp FinTech New York Mentor

Falguni Desai has years of experience working globally in the financial services, enterprise software, information & news publishing and professional services sectors. She is currently the Founder & Managing Director of Future Asia Ventures. Her firm publishes market research on corporate innovation and works with investors and corporations to identify new venture opportunities. She also serves as a subject matter expert for Accenture on topics related to strategy and innovation.

Prior to this, Falguni spent several years in the accounting & consulting arena. She was most recently the Managing Director of Strategy & Growth Planning at BDO USA. In this role she worked with executive leadership to launch new practice areas, hire executive leaders and develop growth plans for national market expansion. Prior to this Falguni was part of Deloitte’s firm-wide Strategy, Brand & Innovation team working closely with the Office of the CEO.

Falguni spent a decade at Thomson Reuters honing her strategic planning and corporate development skills. During her tenure, she sourced and evaluated over 100 fintech and financial media acquisition targets and in the process developed a best-practices approach for due diligence and post-merger integration. Falguni spent time as an expatriate in Hong Kong laying out a growth plan for business segments across Asia Pacific. Falguni’s prior roles include strategy consulting at IBM Mainspring and investment banking at BNP Paribas. She began her career at Deloitte as a financial risk management consultant. Falguni holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Falguni is regular contributor to Forbes covering corporate strategy, digital innovation and accelerators. In addition her research and writing has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and financial and business media worldwide.