Reshma is co-founder and partner at Seedcamp, Europe’s leading early-stage investor and first female-founded VC in Europe. Seedcamp has backed over 230 companies since launch in 2007 and singlehandedly kickstarted the European startup ecosystem.
Reshma worked in M&A and venture capital across B2B Software and Internet services businesses in the US and India in the early stages of her career and had a helping hand in building MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ) in its formative days. Reshma came to Europe for her MBA, which she received from INSEAD, fell in love with the diversity and stayed on to work in Commercial and Marketing Strategy at Vodafone. She started Seedcamp in 2007 with a strong desire to help European founders create global businesses. Seedcamp has backed unicorn businesses, such as TransferWise, and Reshma is applauded as a leading voice in the tech and startup ecosystem.
In 2016, Seedcamp released its full performance data, breaking the taboo on investor returns to reveal it has returned its first fund over 1.5x. Reshma always looks to lead from the front and revealing Seedcamp’s performance, unheard of for funds to date, is a perfect example of her transparency, ballsy approach and leading qualities that’s contributed to the success of Seedcamp to date.