The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016


21. Bindi Karia, entrepreneur

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.

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