Tech Entrepreneur Priya Haji, Founder And CEO Of SaveUp, Has Passed Away At 44
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Priya Haji, a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur known for her focus on socially-minded ventures in both the for-profit and non-profit spaces, most recently as CEO and co-founderof personal financial savings app SaveUp, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on July 14th at the age of 44.
SaveUp co-founder and CFO Sammy Shreibati confirmed the news to TechCrunch today. The cause of death has not been verified by medical authorities, though we’re told that early assessments indicate a pulmonary embolism or cardiac event may have occurred.
Prior to founding SaveUp, Haji co-founded and led World of Good, a marketplace for fair trade and sustainable goods made by female artisans from developing countries. World of Good was acquired by eBay in February 2010. Haji founded her first social venture, a free health clinic in her hometown of Bryan, Texas, while she was still in high school, according to a 2011 profile published in Forbes. Haji earned a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley.