Saanya Ojha

Saanya Ojha partners with growth-stage founders building the next generation of software products across infrastructure, apps and fintech. 

Bay Area

About Saanya

What do you love about working for Bain Capital Ventures? 

The team has a rare combination of three outlier traits:

(1) impressive intellectual horsepower
(2) deep humility
(3) a great sense of humor

It’s hard to find this holy trifecta!


What are your interests and passions outside of BCV?

Reading non-fiction. Writing poetry. Hosting dinner parties for friends. Immersive travel experiences. Yoga. Board games. NYTimes Spelling Bee.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Remember that this too shall pass, not just when you experience lows but even more so when you’re riding high. Don’t get beat down by failure or buoyed up by success. It’s all temporary.


What is a self-care ritual you practice?

Meditation. Spending time in nature. Contemplating the mind-bending improbability of human existence. All three instantly bring perspective to any situation and help me re-center.

What do you look for when you partner with a founder?

Someone who is energized by challenges, has a good grasp on their circle of competence and can assemble a superstar team that complements it. Also, perhaps most importantly, resilience – because being a founder is one of the hardest and most solitary jobs in the world.


What inspires you?

How all technological progress is ultimately a massive multi-generation group project. You zoom out far enough and the individual names fade away, what remains is the steady march of innovation as one generation passes the baton on to the next. You can draw a direct line from the invention of the wheel to LLM-based chatbots. We’re all in this together and everything is inter-connected!


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