Nadia Cochinwala


Nadia Cochinwala joined Kleiner Perkins in 2023 where she focuses on inflection stage investing in technology businesses. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Nadia held investing roles at TPG Growth and Bridgewater Associates.


Nadia was born and raised in the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley, where she competed on the Parliamentary Debate team. Outside of work, Nadia enjoys exploring new coffee shops, reading and spending time outdoors.

Investment focus areas

— Enterprise Software

— AI

— Growth

Nadia Cochinwala
  • What role did your upbringing play in shaping who you are today?

    I was born in the heart of Silicon valley to a family of immigrants. Growing up, I watched in awe as technology transformed the world around me and embodied the spirit of the American Dream for my family and many others. My father, an engineer, and my mother, a teacher, instilled in me an immense passion for technology and hunger for knowledge.


    The Valley has always been a place of immense hustle and innovation; each day, I’m infinitely grateful to be a part of the ecosystem — finding, partnering, and improving the odds for founders who want to make history.

  • What drew you to become an investor?

    I began competitively debating at the age of 13 and continued to nationally compete throughout high school and college. In Parliamentary debate, the topic at hand changes every round; through my 8 years as a debater, I studied thousands of topics, broadened my perspective and competed alongside my brilliant teammates.


    To me, investing feels like the grown up version of debate — each day, I’m excited to study businesses and industries, imagine a better future, and partner with best-in-class founders.