Primary Role
Europe Vice President - Accelerator at Silicon Valley Bank
Location:
London
Website:
http://www.svb.com/profile/Bindi-Karia/?site=uk

Person Details

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Bindi currently leads Silicon Valley Bank’s early stage efforts in Europe as "Vice President – Entrepreneur Banking" She is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe.

Having devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as the Venture Capital/Emerging Business lead at Microsoft UK where for five years, she lead BizSpark in the UK. (now, Microsoft Ventures) She focused on how Microsoft could drive success for early-stage technology companies as well as partnering with the UK Investor Community. She sits on many Industry Advisory Boards, and has recently been appointed a trustee for Up Global (www.up.co). She’s an active mentor and supporter at some top London Incubators including Seedcamp, TechStars, Startupbootcamp, WAYRA, JLab, Microsoft Ventures & Level39.

Her previous role at Microsoft was as a Business Productivity Advisor for FinServ C-Level Execs. Prior to that, Bindi worked as Associate Director in Interregnum; as BizDev Manager at Trayport, a commodities trading technology start-up; as Strategy Mgmt Consultant at PwC Consulting; and as Senior Business Analyst at Datamonitor.

In 2014, London Evening Standard named Bindi as part of the Silicon 60. In 2013, The Guardian named her as one of the Ten Women in Tech to meet; Tech City News named her as one of the 25 faces behind the success of Europe’s fastest growing Tech Cluster. Bindi has also been on the Wired UK Top 100 Digital Power Broker list from 2010 - 2012, on 2012 Girls in Tech Euro 100 Women's list, one of the Six Most Connected Women in the UK (IoD) in 2011, and nominated in TechCrunch Europas Awards (2010/2011) as Best Startup Advisor. She is a regular speaker and judge at Technology Events across Europe

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