BINDI, meaning “THE THIRD EYE”, IS A TESTAMENT TO MY INDIAN-KENYAN BACKGROUND, RAISED IN the UK AND CANADA.
IT IS THIS PRECISE PHILOSOPHY THAT I BRING TO MY CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS. as an advisor and a consultant, I AIM TO BE YOUR “THIRD NEUTRAL EYE” AS YOU SCALE, BUILD PARTNERSHIPS, CREATE ECOSYSTEMS, FUNDRAISE, GAIN CUSTOMERS AND TRACTION, AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.
Bio And Industry Accolades
I am incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government, and as a result, has worked in and around technology startups for most of my career. As a Consultant (PwC Consulting), as a Corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a Startup employee (Trayport), as an Advisor (Startup Europe, Startup Weekend Europe, Tech London Advocates), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and until recently, as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank) The entrepreneurs have influenced me so greatly over the years, that I am currently in the process of setting up my venture, focused on advising and connecting, of course!
I currently sit on the Advisory Boards of six startups and one Venture Debt fund, as well as Digital Advisory Board of Shop Direct plc (£1.9bn t/o business), the Advisory Boards of European Innovation Council, Startup Europe (EU), Tech London Advocates, Ambassador for Innovate Finance, and just finished a term as trustee for TechStars Startup Weekend Europe.
I am a strong advocate for promoting Women in Tech, and as such, six of my Advisory Board roles are for women-founded businesses.
I joined Silicon Valley Bank as Vice President II, where I focused on building out SVB's early stage banking efforts in Europe, as well as driving the Bank's relationships with Corporate and Emerging VCs. My passion for entreprenership was cemented as Venture Capital/Emerging Business lead at Microsoft UK. For five years, I lead BizSpark in the UK. (now Microsoft Ventures). I focused on how Microsoft could drive success for early-stage technology companies, and also partnered with the UK Investor Community. I am an active mentor at top London Incubators including Seedcamp, TechStars, Startupbootcamp, WAYRA, JLab, Microsoft Ventures & Level39.
I was born in the UK, raised in Canada, my entire family is from Kenya, but I now passionately call London my home.