Shikha joined Balderton's investment team in 2021. She is based in Berlin and covers the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
Prior to Balderton, Shikha gained deep operational experience first-hand as a founder in Asia for six years. As part of her entrepreneurial journey, she built SBL, the largest, tech-enabled and vertically integrated D2C women's fashion e-commerce player in India. For her achievements at SBL, she was on the Forbes 30 under 30 list as the youngest in retail and e-commerce.
Based on her experience in India, Shikha also set-up a tech advisory and implementation boutique, aiding world-leading retailers to implement data-driven and iterative prototyping.
Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, she gained experience at JP Morgan's Investment Banking Division in London. Shikha studied at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, where she earned a summa cum laude for her thesis & defence on game theory.
Shikha's native language is German. She also speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi fluently.
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