Tara Thiagarajan
Madura Microfinance

Tara Thiagarajan is the founder, chairman and managing director of Madura Microfinance. She has founded and built companies in India that are focused on bringing cutting-edge analytics to enable more efficient rural inclusion, including Teach70 and SciSphere. She is also founder and chief scientist of Sapien Labs, a research organization enabling large-scale global collaboration to understand the diversity of brain dynamics across humanity. Her research focuses on new analytical approaches to brain signals to drive understanding of how environment influences human brain diversity and, in turn, economic outcome. She earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University as well as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brandeis University and a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management.

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