Bindi Karia is currently working on an entrepreneurial project which has yet to be announced. Before 2016, she led Silicon Valley Bank’s early-stage efforts as vice-president for its origination and entrepreneur commercial banking arm, Accelerator. She has spent much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as venture capital/emerging business lead at Microsoft UK. For five years, she led BizSpark in the UK (now Microsoft Ventures), concentrating on early-stage technology businesses, as well as working alongside venture capitalists and angels on behalf of Microsoft. She sits on many industry advisory boards, has recently been appointed a trustee for Startup Weekend Europe and is an active supporter of many of London’s top incubators, including Seedcamp, TechStars, Startupbootcamp, Wayra, Entrepreneur First and Level39.