Payal Divakaran, Partner, .406 Ventures
Payal is a Partner at .406 Ventures, where she co-leads the digital health investing practice. .406 Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm with ~$1B under management. The firm invests in enterprise-oriented startups in sectors including digital health, cybersecurity, and data & cloud. Payal’s portfolio includes AristaMD, Axial Healthcare, Better Life Partners, Equip, Heartbeat Health, Nomad Health, Redox, WelbeHealth, Wellist, and Virtudent.
Payal joined .406 after her time at Harvard Business School, where she co-founded a company called SpotRocket to help students discover high potential startups to work for. Prior to her entrepreneurial stint and also while in business school, Payal spent time in Corporate Development at Eventbrite.
Prior to HBS, Payal was an Associate at Spectrum Equity, a technology growth equity investor in Boston. She sourced and executed on deals in the software, information services, data/analytics, security, and internet spaces. Payal started her career pursuing technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan in NYC.
Payal received her MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and her BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Management from MIT. She is a Boston native, and she and her husband, who is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and two kids live in Brookline.