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Bindi Karia

Innovation Expert and Advisor & Super Connector

Bindi has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career. As a Consultant (PwC Consulting), as a Corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a Startup employee (Trayport), as an Advisor (Startup Europe, Startup Weekend Europe, Tech London Advocates), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and until recently, as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank) The entrepreneurs have influenced her so greatly over the years, that she is building a Boutique Advisory Firm, focused on advising and connecting across four core Innovation pillars (Corporate, Startup, Investors and Government + Community) for commercial success.

She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of eight startups and one Venture Debt fund, as well as Digital Advisory Board of Shop Direct plc, the Advisory Boards of European Innovation Council, Startup Europe (EU), Tech London Advocates,Ambassador for Innovate Finance, and just finished a term as trustee for TechStars Startup Weekend Europe.

From 2014-17, Bindi has been consistently named by Computer Weekly as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech, Innovate Finance named her as Top 100 Women in FinTech (2015/2016) , and Business Cloud Magazine named her as Top 100 Women Blazing a Trail in Tech (2016). In late 2015, Bindi was named Asian Women of the Year at the UK Asian Achievers Awards. In 2014, London Evening Standard named Bindi as part of the Silicon 60 and Top 1000 Influential Londoners, and GQ Magazine named her in Britain’s 100 Most Influential Women List.