Lakshmi Pratury brought TED to India in 2009. In 2010, She curated and hosted The INK Conference in association with TED. In the same year, she was featured in the list of “100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes Asian. She was also a leading force at the American India Foundation (AIF) where she helped raise $30M in five years to channel toward development activities in India.
Pratury founded the Digital Equalizer, which brought technology education to over 100,000 children and 2,000 teachers in India. Prior to becoming a social entrepreneur, her career spanned across technology and venture capital. She is a contributor to the National Public Radio, has published articles in the San Jose Mercury, San Francisco Chronicle, Mint, and acted in local (US) theaters. Pratury has also spoken at high profile conferences such as TED in the US, DLD in Germany and IIM Bangalore.