Sonali has been active in the European venture business for 12 years focusing on investments in the consumer internet and digital media sectors. Sonali is responsible for investments in KupiVIP, Wonga, Seatwave.com, StylistPick, Spotify, and Top10. Sonali is also an independent director on the board of IAC. Prior to Accel, Sonali was a Partner at Atlas Venture in London where she invested primarily in internet and software as service businesses. While at Atlas Venture she led investments in Moo, Globoforce, Skinstore (acquired by Drugstore.com) and Seatwave (where she was the founding investor). She was also a board member at Magicalia (acquired by Exponent Private Equity) and Moreover (acquired by Verisign).
Sonali started her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York City where she was actively involved in M&A and financings for a number of clients including many high growth technology businesses. While at Goldman Sachs Sonali co-founded the Business Development Group, a new business unit within the investment banking division successfully set up to exclusively source and execute on acquisitions of smaller, fast growing businesses for the Fortune 50. Sonali attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania where she received a full merit based scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in Economics with Honours. Sonali holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Sonali was born and raised in Mumbai, India.
About DLD Campus
For the 4th time DLD conference invites students and young entrepreneurs to an open format at Ludwigs Maximilian University Munich. Speakers of past DLD campus events were Skype founder Niklas Zennström, Facebook´s Angela Zäh, and Peter Thiel, Founders Fund und Co-Founder Paypal.
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DLDwomen conference is taking place in Munich July 15 - 16, 2013. Apply for a ticket to this exclusive conference, tune in on the beat of our community on the DLDpulse and find regular updates on the DLDw13 programme and speakers here.