Dr. Silvia Mah, PhD, MBA, is a founding partner of Ad Astra Ventures, that aims to “get to even” for high achieving women.
Dr. Mah’s own success includes producing a globally-recognized podcast, She Invests!, highlighting the investment journeys of female angel investors and venture capitalists & the inaugural Fund Manager for the San Diego Angel Conference Fund I, a new angel fund to activate regional capital from aspiring and existing angel investors.
Dr. Mah has recently served as the President & COO of Connect w/San Diego Venture Group and serving for 2 years as the Student Programs Diversity Director at the Office of Innovation and Commercialization’s The Basement, a technology accelerator for undergraduate startups at UCSD. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Mah believes in integrating family and work to create a lifestyle that serves both with a strong cup of integrity.
🏆 SD500 – San Diego Business Journal, 2019 & 2020
🏆Unsung Hero Award – Female Founders Alliance, 2020
🏆 MOXIE Award, Class of 2020 – Moxie Foundation, 2020
🏆 Women’s Advocate of the Year – National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego, Nov 2019
🏆 Commitment to Diversity Winner – Xconomy Awards, San Diego, May 2019
🏆 Charles W. Hostler Citizen Diplomat of the Year – San Diego Diplomacy Council, 2016
🏆 Athena Pinnacle Award Winner, Individual in Service – Athena San Diego, April 2015