Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Innovation Expert & Advisor

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and as a result, 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). She joined Silicon Valley Bank as European Vice President II from 2013 – 2015, where she focused on building out SVB’s early stage banking efforts in Europe. From From 2008-2012, she lead BizSpark in the UK (now Microsoft Ventures).

She’s an active mentor at top London Incubators including Seedcamp, TechStars, Startupbootcamp, WAYRA, JLab, Microsoft Ventures & Level39. She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of five startups and one Venture Debt fund, as well as Digital Advisory Board of ShopDirect plc (£1.9bn t/o business), 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.