Kiana Sharifi joined Balderton in September 2017 as Head of Talent. She is responsible for developing Balderton’s talent platform, helping our companies scale their teams, and growing our community within Europe and beyond. A 10-year veteran of Silicon Valley, Kiana has experienced the challenges of people leadership in scaling startups first hand.
As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, Kiana started her first company, Beanstr, developing advanced review aggregation applications. She then went on to work as a marketing consultant before starting HomeSuite during her MBA studies at Stanford University.
Prior to joining Balderton, she was a Principal at Riviera Partners, where she worked with early-stage companies backed by NEA, Sequoia, USV, Andreessen Horowitz and others to hire exceptional executives.
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