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Shambhavi Mishra (she/her)

Director of Investments - Canada and US East Coast, Brand Capital International

Shambhavi spearheaded Brand Capital International’s expansion into Canada. Based out of Toronto she oversees Brand Capital investments across Canada and US-East Coast.

She is is actively engaged in leading cross border investments and growth advisory for startups wanting to scale into international markets. With almost 15 years of experience in venture capital investments, operations, and strategy consulting across US, Canada and India, she brings a deep global network and mentorship outlook to her portfolio companies.

She has been instrumental in executing high value venture capital investments and exits across Consumer Tech, Education, Gaming and Enterprise SaaS. Shambhavi is passionate about diversity and inclusion and actively supports ventures led by minority and underrepresented founders. With her roots in India, she consciously endeavours to support education for young girls. She is an adventure seeker at heart and enjoys hiking, motorcycling and is an avid fitness enthusiast.


Speed Circles

July 13, 2022  5:25 PM – 6:25 PM
Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice. See more.

Investor AMA

July 14, 2022  8:00 PM – 8:40 PM
Here’s your chance to ask investors anything you want (except “will you fund my company?”—that’s what the rest of Startupfest is for!) From how they became VCs, to what they look for in companies, and how you can take advantage of everything they can offer. What’s the best way to attract the best investors? What can they offer beyond just money? What keeps them up at night—you can ask them anything. See more.

Hive mind

July 15, 2022  6:30 PM – 7:10 PM
We crowdsource questions, upvote the best ones, and display stream-of-consciousness solutions our mentors can riff on from the stage. See more.

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