Founder and Managing Director, Augment Ventures
Sonali Vijayavargiya is the Founder and Managing Director of Augment Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Fund invests in early-stage companies with high caliber teams and transformational companies geared to increase efficiency and productivity in global markets.
Sonali has over 18 years of experience in project finance, private equity and investment banking. She has worked with number of entrepreneurs and technologists in different industries: Alternative Energy, IT, Automotive and Life Sciences. Prior to launching Augment Ventures, in 2005 Sonali founded a venture advisory practice Augment Capital, LLC in Ann Arbor, MI.
Prior to that, Sonali worked in Mumbai with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) and Edelweiss Capital.
She holds an MBA from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management and a Bachelor of Science from Fergusson College both from Pune, India. She serves as an advisor to Frankel Fund, a pre-seed fund at University of Michigan Ross Business School.
Sonali is also the Chair for Michigan TiE Angel network. She is a recipient of Leaders and Innovators award by Grant Thornton, Corp! Magazine Entrepreneur of Distinction Award and Top 10 Michigan Business Women awarded by National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).