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Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2015 Hussein Kanji Partner - Hoxton Ventures Hussein Kanji is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a $40 million London-based early stage technology venture capital firm. He currently represents Hoxton’s investments on the boards of bd4travel which provides IT solutions which identify the future vacation dreams of individual users; Campanja, which delivers the paid search industry’s most advanced SEM bidding engine and Deliveroo, a technology company focused on marketing, selling and delivering restaurant meals to the household or office. Since 2010 he has been an Angel investor and advisor to a number of companies including Bea’s of Bloomsbury; European Leaders; (acquired by Rackspace); (acquired by Myntra); Flypost; GoCardless, Jaycut (acquired by RIM); KBG; Signpost and Tarmin and a Non-Executive Director at POPxo and Bea’s of Bloomsbury. A London School of Business MBA graduate, Hussein has had stints at Accel Partners; Microsoft; Safe-View (acquired by L-3); Radiance (acquired by Comcast); Sun Microsystems and Studio Verso (acquired by KPMG). Mark Kanji Founder & CEO - Apptivation Mark Kanji is the Founder & CEO of Apptivation, UK’s Leading Mobile Innovation Agency, based in the heart of London, which was set up in 2012. A dynamic, results-orientated leader with a track record of delivering digital innovation, Mark previously led the implementation of new online and mobile channels within leading UK Financial Institutions, including Mobile Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group; as Programme Manager at Investec, and The Tower Group and Senior Project Manager at Vero Insurance New Zealand. Following a BA in Commerce from the University of Auckland, Mark joined Accenture as a Consultant. Bindi Karia Vice President - Silicon Valley Bank Bindi Karia has been Vice President Silicon Valley Bank, Europe since January 2013 and leads the bank’s early stage banking efforts in Europe. Having devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as the Venture Capital/Emerging Business lead at Microsoft UK where for five years, she lead BizSpark in the UK (now, Microsoft Ventures). She focused on how Microsoft could drive success for early-stage technology companies as well as partnering with the UK Investor Community. Her previous role at Microsoft was as a Business Productivity Advisor for FinServ C-Level Execs. Prior to that, Bindi worked as Associate Director in Interregnum; as BizDev Manager at Trayport, a commodities trading technology start-up; as Strategy Management Consultant at PwC Consulting; and as Senior Business Analyst at Datamonitor. She sits on many Industry Advisory Boards, and has recently been appointed a Trustee for Up Global. She’s an active mentor and supporter at some top London Incubators including Seedcamp, TechStars, Startupbootcamp, WAYRA, JLab, Microsoft Ventures & Level39. In 2014, London Evening Standard named Bindi as part of the Silicon 60 and Top 1000 Influential Londoners, and GQ Magazine named her in Britain’s 100 Most Influential Women List. 20