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, have 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, TechStars Startup Weekend, Tech London Advocates, European Innovation Council, WEF), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank). I am deeply inspired by entrepreneurship, and as such am the founder of a Boutique Advisory Firm, bindi ventures, focused on advising and connecting across four core Innovation pillars (Corporate, Startup, VC Managing Partners, Government) for the sole purpose of value creation.
I currently sit on the Advisory Boards of seven startups, one Venture Debt fund, and I am currently a Venture Partner at a large London-based European VC Fund. I have also sat on Corporate Digital Advisory Boards (Centrica, Shop Direct), the Advisory Boards of European Innovation Council, Startup Europe, Tech London Advocates, Global Ambassador for Innovate Finance, Governor at the University of East London, and was recently appointed by World Economic Forum to their Digital Leaders of Europe Group. I strongly believe in promoting Women in Tech, and as such, many of of my Advisory Board roles are for women-founded businesses.
I joined Silicon Valley Bank where I launched SVB's early stage banking efforts in Europe, as well as driving the Bank's relationships with Corporates & Emerging VCs. My passion for entrepreneurship was cemented as Venture Capital/Emerging Business lead at Microsoft UK. For five years, I launched and scaled BizSpark in the UK. (now Microsoft Ventures) I specifically focused on how Microsoft could drive success for early-stage technology companies (over 4,000 UK-based startups), and partnered extensively with the UK Investor Community.
I am a Global Citizen: born in the UK, raised in Western Canada and Kenya. London is my home (#lovelondon), although I spend far too much time on airplanes