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Kirthiga Reddy

Kirthiga Reddy is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor at the forefront of technological innovation. Currently serving as the CEO of Virtualness, she spearheads a pioneering platform driven by GenAI and blockchain technology, focusing on authentication, engagement, and monetization across various sectors, including events, awards, creators, brands, and sports. With her extensive experience, Kirthiga brings strategic vision and leadership to Virtualness, driving its growth and impact in the digital landscape.

Prior to her current role, Kirthiga held significant positions at renowned organizations. She served as a Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund, contributing to investment strategies and fostering innovation in the technology sector. Kirthiga made history as Facebook’s inaugural employee in India and later served as the Managing Director for Facebook India & South Asia, playing a pivotal role in expanding the platform’s reach and engagement across the region.

Committed to social impact, Kirthiga co-founded Liftery, a groundbreaking initiative empowering mothers in their careers. She has also championed women-led initiatives as a Founding Investment Partner of the F7 seed fund and President of Athena Tech II, facilitating access to capital markets and promoting diversity in the tech industry.

Kirthiga’s contributions have earned her widespread recognition, including accolades such as Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013, Business Today’s Hottest Young Executives, Fortune India’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in India, and the top position in IMPACT’s 50 Most Influential Women list in media, marketing, and advertising 2015. Her remarkable journey continues to inspire and shape the landscape of technology and entrepreneurship in India and beyond.

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