Pialy Aditya is an innovation-driven growth executive and investor with the ability to scale Web2 and Web3 companies from Fortune 500 corporations to startups. Her expertise in data-driven digital transformations solve large-scale problems and contribute to significant growth in revenues, profitability, enterprise value and market share.
For the last almost 5 years, Pialy has been the Chief Strategy Officer and most recently Board Director at tech unicorn, Republic which launched in 2016. Republic is the world’s first global private investment platform with over
$3.5B deployed and an ESG-oriented company. Republic enables its community of 2.5M+ investors worldwide to invest in a curated portfolio of 1,500+ companies through a retail investment platform, a private capital division (housing venture, growth and Web3 funds), and a vertically-integrated digital merchant bank. Throughout her tenure, Pialy has been responsible for early startup operating functions (e.g. HR, marketing, shareholder relations, sales, etc), building out the investment & diligence process, fundraising (Series B raised $150M at over $1B valuation), creating large-scale partnerships, launching new verticals (art, wine, music, etc) and leading M&A transactions (led $100M acquisition of Seedrs in UK, completed 3 acquisitions in 2020).
Pialy has been an advocate of Web3 since 2016. In 2019, Republic launched its crypto division which is a
full-stack solution for launching digital assets through consulting, token design, minting, distribution, listing as well as treasury management. Republic has advised 40+ top-tier blockchain projects (including Avalanche and Voyager) and most recently launched an investment consortium focused on Web3 video games. Republic also launched its $60M crypto fund and is in process of launching additional larger Web3 focused funds.
As a woman of color, Pialy is a champion for other women investors and women founders. Pialy co-founded WOCstar Capital, an early stage investment fund that leverages a female arbitrage strategy — women of color tech entrepreneurs (“WOCstars”) with their diverse/inclusive competitive advantages.
Pialy led ShopYourWay Digital (division of a public conglomerate), the social commerce loyalty program with tens of millions of members. She expanded the SYW loyalty program outside of company-owned merchants to include thousands of partners across categories including apparel, home, travel, dining, and more. She is a pioneer in the fashion tech space, launching Mintbox, an online platform with private micro-targeted credit card linked sale experiences. Prior to launching Mintbox, Pialy focused on global strategy at Donna Karan (division of LVMH – publicly traded) and worked directly with designer Donna Karan to commercialize Urban Zen. She is an active advisor and investor in many early startups and accelerators. Pialy is a Board of Director at Soccerex, the world’s largest organizer of soccer business conferences.
Pialy has a BS from NYU Stern School of Business and a MBA from Harvard Business School.