How to grow your startup: Reshma Sohoni, Co-Founder & CEO of Seedcamp
Reshma is Managing Partner at Seedcamp, Europe's first seed fund, and has invested in over 240 companies including the likes of TransferWise, Revolut and UI Path since co-founding Seedcamp a decade ago. Reshma is passionate about the intersection of business and technology and has degrees in Engineering and Business from UPenn and M&T.
Early on in her career, during the height of the dot com boom, Reshma worked in M&A and venture capital across B2B Software and Internet services businesses in the US and India. She also had a helping hand in building MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ) in its formative days.
Following on from this, Reshma went to INSEAD and earned her MBA, fell in love with Europe and stayed on to work in Commercial and Marketing Strategy at Vodafone. Starting Seedcamp in 2007 was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that she jumped into with a strong desire to help the European founder realize global success.
We will talk with Reshma about how to grow early stage startups, what they need to do in order to get to the next level and discuss the main pitfalls they usually struggle with and how to avoid them.
6:00 pm Networking and drinks
7:00 pm Fireside Chat
8:00 pm Networking and drinks
Reshma Sohoni - Seedcamp
Marian Gazdik, London Director
Director, Europe at Startup Grind.
Founder of <a href="http://www.bhere.tv">Bhere.TV, a platform that brings business leaders live online. Startup mentor and judge at Virgin Startup,Startup Weekend & Mass Challenge. Ex-Orange, ex-Reebok. Contributor to Virgin.com.
Marian was featured in New Europe 100 (organised by Financial Times, Google, Respublica and Visegrad Fund), the list of outstanding challengers who are leading world class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe.
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