Payal is a Principal at .406 Ventures, where she co-leads digital health investing. .406 Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm that invests in enterprise-oriented startups in digital health, cybersecurity, and data & cloud. Her portfolio includes Axial Healthcare, Better Life Partners, CloudHealth (acquired by VMWare), ChaosSearch, Event Farm, Jisto (acquired by Trilio Data), Nomad Health, Redox, Trilio Data, WelbeHealth, Wellist, and Virtudent.

Previously, Payal co-founded a company called SpotRocket to help students discover high potential startups to work for. Payal has also worked at Eventbrite, Spectrum Equity, and J.P. Morgan. Payal received her MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and her BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Management from MIT. She is a Boston native, and she and her husband, who is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and daughter live in Cambridge. ​