The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017

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26. Bindi Karia, advisor and entrepreneur

Bindi Karia is currently working on an entrepreneurial project building a boutique advisory focused around the European technology ecosystem. Prior to 2017, Karia 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 the venture capital/emerging business lead at Microsoft UK.

For five years, she led BizSpark in the UK (now known as Microsoft Ventures), concentrating on early-stage technology businesses, as well as being responsible for 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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