Venture Partner at Merian Ventures
Priya is a Venture Partner at Merian Ventures, a Venture Capital firm investing in women-led innovation. She is also a Member of the Innovate UK Council (part of UK Research and Innovation) and Adjunct Faculty at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, supporting their work on disruption, innovation and leadership. Priya was previously Ecosystem General Manager for RocketSpace, a San Francisco HQ-ed company that helps high-growth tech startups and corporate innovators bring the future to market, launching their UK operations. Prior to RocketSpace, Priya was a career diplomat posted as British Consul General to San Francisco.
She used her platform to support technology and innovation businesses. In her diplomatic career, Priya was also posted to New Delhi and Madrid. Priya is on the Advisory Board of Tech London Advocates, Chairs the Board of Trustees of Modern Muse, a charity empowering girls to make more informed career decisions to increase diversity in the workplace and close the gender pay gap. She is also an Advisor to the Big Youth Group, a youth-first services start-up whose goal is to improve the odds for young people. Priya was named 2019 Top 5 Asian Investors in UK Tech and 2018 Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech.