As a solo, female, immigrant tech founder, Deb’s company is backed by the prestigious Y Combinator and top tier VCs. 98% of venture capital funding still goes to male founders, so Deb knows all-too-well how difficult it is for women to break through a male-dominated space. Before she literally made supporting tech professionals into her career, Deb, who holds a Masters in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon, had over 12 years of experience in Silicon Valley. And despite her demanding day job in the tech space— she was the Head of Product at PayPal, Deb was always working that side hustle to keep her passion for content creation and building her own personal brand through her online presence. As the Founder & CEO of Criya, a Y Combinator backed tech startup that helps any tech professional grow their side hustles as mentors, coaches and professional creators into booming careers, Deb has translated her experiences into a business venture that she knows will help millions of professionals just like her. Deb’s vision has always been to create and build technology with the purpose of empowering anyone to embrace careers of their choice. She has cracked the code when it comes to monetizing talent and passions in an all-in-one, powerful technology platform. Aside from that, Deb actively mentors women to develop their skills in product management, entrepreneurship and fundraising.