Founder and Serial Investor, State of Beta
Videesha Kunkulagunta is passionate about the intersection of government, municipalities and technology. She runs State of Beta a firm focussed on shortening the sales cycles for early stage companies. She invests as an angel in frontier technologies: machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and IoT. Before moving to Germany, she advised the board of FTSE 250 Telco TalkTalk Plc on the launch of a new product segment and internal data platform. Videesha then focused on consumer technology at London based fund PROfounders Capital. She is a 2016/17 Digital Policy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, investigating policy and regulatory issues for the transatlantic digital economy. In a previous life, she led an international finance career, with a brief assignment at the UK civil service.
She is also Mentor at Startupbootcamp Digital Health and at SAP IoT Accelerator as well as Angel Investor in companies such as MoBerries or rise technologies.
Female founders are overshadowing their male peers in portfolio performance by 63%, according to a report by First Round Capital in 2016. But can German investors and founders confirm this data? What could we do to increase the number of startups founded by women? Related
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