|1999 Duke University , BA , Mathematics, Economics|
I want to change the world.
Rani Croager is co-founder of Uptima Business Bootcamp, a member-owned business accelerator based in Oakland. Uptima supports entrepreneurs in developing their businesses, and encourages them to think holistically about the role of their business in the community. Prior to founding Uptima, Rani was a founding team member of Altius Education where she raised over $30 million in venture capital to fund development of the company’s educational ecosystem. Rani began her career as an investment banker focused on financings, mergers and acquisitions for leading technology companies. Rani has extensive experience supporting early stage entrepreneurs as an organizer, coach and judge for numerous hackathons and startup challenges. Rani also serves as a board member of Qeyno Labs and The Learning Shelter, as a steering committee member of 2.Oakland and as an advisor to Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative.