Lathika Pai is Country Head at Microsoft for Startups, which enables startups in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Microsoft for Startups engages with growth stage, typically Series A funded B2B startups.
Her prior work experience includes large technology companies in the US and UK like Nortel, American Management Systems (CGI) and a $300 million funded start up Relera which was in the cloud and managed services space. As a serial entrepreneur, Lathika successfully raised capital for her ventures both through equity and debt funding, as well as provided profitable exits to her investors. She has been on the Boards of international technology companies and helped them with their strategy for Asia.
Lathika is also the Founder of SonderConnect, an organization that discovers, empowers and promotes women entrepreneurs looking to scale their business and raise funds through targeted mentoring and a robust, supportive community of executives, leaders and founders. Lathika strongly believes that helping female entrepreneurs scale their business will be of huge impact to the global economy at large, an important step towards empowerment and gender equality. (www.sonderconnect.com)
Lathika frequently speaks at international events like: Tech in Asia Singapore, TechCamp South Asia – Dubai, TiE, Venture Engine – Sri Lanka, and INK Talks.