Stride Ventures


Stride Ventures LLC is owned and managed by Mrs. Darya Henig Shaked, focused on supporting women entrepreneurs growth efforts in various ways.

I believe some of the biggest challenges of today’s world are the outcome of inequalities, which is why I am focused on ways to impact the gender gap. Stride Ventures LLC is using unique ‘out of the box’ ways to support women led ventures with funding and business development efforts in Silicon Valley, CA. With deep knowledge and networks, providing hands-on support, Stride Ventures lead the way for a more equal opportunity world. Stride Ventures initiates, develops, collaborates and provides consulting services to startups, corporations, and NGOs in their effort to become global. Stride ventures sees social involvement as a superior value and supports the activities of a variety of social ventures that aim at creating a better society.


Meet Darya Henig Shaked

Darya is the Founder of WEAct (2016-today) with a mission to advance international women entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley she created an international community which organically grown to more than 2200 women entrepreneurs. Selected and successfully supported 50 female founded startups from over 1,000 applicants. Among them, the company Realface – acquired by Apple in 2017.

Previous to that Darya was at Vital Capital Fund (2010-2015) a $350M international impact investing, private equity fund focused on Sub Sahara Africa, where she Headed the fund’s Operations, Public relations, Partnerships and Philanthropy efforts. Ms. Shaked has extensive experience in collaborations with governments, including successfully obtaining foreign trade risks insurance for large-scale projects in high risk African countries, heading an advisory team for the Angolan Minister for the Environment and preparing a comprehensive plan for the upgrading of Angola’s four ports for the Minister of Transportation.

At the Public Sector (2000-2006) Darya was on the Prime Minister Ehud Barak communications team and served as a Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Housing   Construction. Darya Henig Shaked has vast knowledge and connections of the public and private sector in Israel as well as the world Impact Investing, frontier markets and the academic and philanthropic world.

Ms. Shaked holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, and completed her legal internship at the Central District Attorney’s Office. She had also completed Executive Programs both in Singularity University and Stanford Scholl of Business.

Her contribution as a networker, investor and entrepreneur has earned her the title: “One of the most influential Israelis in the Silicon Valley”. (Jan, 2017 www.israel21c.orgt)