Have You Heard of Malini Saba?
It can be hard for anyone to know about all the influential people that exist in the world. In case you’ve missed out, you need to take this opportunity to learn about Malini Saba, a truly influential woman.
First and foremost, she is one of the world’s top investors and philanthropists of South Asian origin. Her career began in the Silicon Valley as a venture capitalist during the 1990s. She has experience investing in major technology corporations, such as: Paypal Inc., Sycamore Networks Inc., and Netscreen Technologies Inc. She is also known for reaching out to those in need and helping whenever possible. Back in 2004 she visited the areas devastated by tsunami in India and Sri Lanka, as well as pledging $10 million to the victims. Again in 2005, she donated $1 million to help fund the world’s first Heart Research Center for South Asians in California.
Currently she is the founder and chairman of Saban, a private equity investment group based on California. The company works with technology companies in the United States, oil and gas companies throughout China, and even with real estate in Australia and India. The company got it’s start when she wanted to invest in companies and was not able to get into a VC group. With Saban, she was able to retain various investments worldwide.
However, Saba was interested in helping long before the development of Saban. Back in 2001, she started her own non-profit organization called “Stree“, which aimed to changed the worldwide views and roles of low income and at-risk women and children. The organization was even inaugurated by former United States president Bill Clinton.
However, just because Saba has found her own success does not mean she is ready to quit just yet. Her day-to-day routine still revolves around getting business done and spending time with her family. Her day is filled with meetings and conference calls to different countries around the world, as well as dropping off and picking her daughter up from school. She claims that success, for her, is taking the bull by the horns and looking three to five years in the future, to find out what will be happening next.