Bindi Karia


bindi ventures

About Bindi

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government, and as a result, has 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). Bindi is deeply inspired by entrepreneurship, and as such is 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.

Bindi currently sits on the Advisory Boards of seven startups, one Venture Debt fund, and she is currently a Venture Partner at a large London-based European VC Fund.

Bindi joined Silicon Valley Bank where she launched SVB’s early stage banking efforts in Europe, as well as driving the Bank’s relationships with Corporates & Emerging VCs. Her passion for entrepreneurship was cemented as Venture Capital/Emerging Business lead at Microsoft UK. For five years, she launched and scaled BizSpark in the UK. (now Microsoft Ventures) Bindi 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.

Bindi is a Global Citizen: born in the UK, raised in Western Canada and Kenya. London is her home (#lovelondon), although she spends far too much time on airplanes

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