Asha founded Dot Edu Ventures in March 2000 to fund innovative technologies emerging from top US universities. Among her many investments are Bytemobile, Kaltix (now Google), Jareva (now Veritas), and Mimosa Systems.Alongside her career in venture capital Asha founded and ran as CEO iScale Inc, a peered networking company for distributing large file content across the internet using proprietary technology. Before iScale Asha was an angel investor and advisor in various silicon valley startups.Asha studied civil engineering for undergrad in India and transitioned into urban planning and policy studies for graduate studies at USC, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. She held several research and analyst positions at multinational agencies such as the United Nations' Transnationals Corporation and the World Bank while pursuing graduate studies. Her civil engineering and urban planning work included projects such as the Los Angeles Metro Rail.