'Queen of Startups' Bindi Karia leaves Silicon Valley Bank to help European founders in different ways

Bindi Karia, a longtime fixture in the European tech scene (although she was actually raised in Canada!), left her role at Silicon Valley Bank last week "to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities".

As a Vice President based in London, Karia helped shape Silicon Valley Bank's early-stage banking efforts in Europe, with a relatively recent focus on corporate and emerging VCs. Before joining SVB in late 2012, Karia spent a few years at Microsoft UK as its ‘Venture Capital/Emerging Business Lead’.

I had a brief conversation with Bindi to see what comes next, but she said it was too soon to discuss her plans in a lot of detail, only that she will stick to her passion for entrepreneurship and helping out early-stage businesses, particularly when it comes to connecting startups with VCs and corporates.

One thing is for sure: there's no chance she's departing the European startup ecosystem, so stay tuned.

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