Startup Grind Hosts: Reshma Sonomi, 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 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.

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