Shalini believes in the magic that happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship and technology. Her interests lie in understanding how these intersections can be empowered to create transformational solutions for different ecosystems. Her vast knowledge and experience gives her the unique perspective ability to operate in cross- disciplinary roles and industries, create inter-relations and develop creative solutions.
Currently, the Principal at 500 Startups, a global venture capital firm and accelerator based in Silicon Valley with US$250M under management, Shalini takes pride in being at the helm of affairs at the world’s most active early-stage investors with a portfolio of over 1,500 companies across 50 countries. Currently, she is responsible for 500’s India investments, portfolio and operations. Her focus is to scale 500’s investments, expertise and operations across India and help invest in the region’s most talented founders and promising startups.
She holds Master of Science (MS) from London School of Economics (LSE), MBA from Liverpool Business School and an Engineering Graduate from RVCE Bangalore.