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Women and Technology

Shefali is a Founding Partner of First Look, a London based venture fund investing in women and diverse entrepreneurs building technology in finance, health, work, and real estate. Prior to her co-founding First Look, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of TrueLayer from 2017 to 2020.

She was an early employee at Stripe, where she was their Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO for Europe, and responsible for the licensing, regulatory oversight including risk, and compliance of Stripe’s operations in Europe. Prior to Stripe, she led ethics, compliance, business conduct, and risk across EMEIA for Apple, was the Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Christie’s, and was in private wealth compliance for Goldman Sachs across Europe and the Middle East. She is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School, Oxford, mentors at the Creative Destruction Lab, and teaches on startups, organisation behaviour and ethics, leadership, and defi and crypto.

She sits on the Board of Tyro (AUS; ASX: TYR), and until 2021, sat on the Board of the Maker Foundation, the protocol behind the DAI stablecoin.

Shefali is a graduate of RMIT, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University where she gained undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in law, economics and finance, and management.