UK Head, RocketSpace
Priya is Ecosystem GM for RocketSpace – a state-of-the-art home for fast-growth technology scale-ups that provides access to all the talent, capital, connections and infrastructure start-ups need to grow. Founded in 2011, RocketSpace has supported more than 1,000 companies in the San Francisco Bay area scale, many of which have become some of the most recognisable names in technology – alumni include 18 unicorns, among them Uber, Supercell and Spotify.
Before joining RocketSpace, Priya was a career diplomat, returning to the UK from San Francisco where, as British Consul General, Priya used her platform to support women in business, helping to bring out delegations of UK female tech entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley. Priya is also an Advisor to Merian Ventures, a VC firm that invests in women-led innovation, and a Non-Executive Director of Innovate UK. Priya focuses on transatlantic tech and entrepreneurship and is well positioned to discuss London’s growth as a fintech hub, how startups can enhance their access to capital, talent and global connections, as well as gender issues facing the industry.