Sonali Vijayavargiya is Founder and Managing Director at Augment Ventures. Augment invests in software, smart hardware and physical innovations that impact efficiency, sustainability and health and wellness. These companies challenge the status-quo in the products and services we use at work and at home. Sonali has over 20 years of experience in Venture Capital, Innovation consulting, Investment Banking and Project Finance. She has a diverse and deep understanding of different business sectors including Software, SaaS, Enterprise, Technology, Electronics, Energy, Industrial, Mobility, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical.
Prior to launching Augment Ventures, Sonali in 2005 founded a venture advisory practice Augment Capital, LLC in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to 2005, Sonali worked in Mumbai, India with organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) and Edelweiss Capital where she raised over $100 million for her clients and advised start-up companies from incorporation to fund raising to successful listing.
Sonali current serves on the Board of RayVio, LLamasoft, Mercatus, Revolights and Lumenetix. She serves as an advisor to Zell Lurie commercialization fund at University of Michigan Ross Business School. Sonali is a Charter Member of TiE Detroit and the founding member of Michigan TiE Angel network.