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