Akriti joined Octopus in 2018 and is part of the Deep Tech pod focusing on everything from AI/ML automation to Quantum Computing.
‘My time in product management and my experience of building a business has made me realise just how hard it is to develop software. It also opened my eyes to what a lonely journey it can be for a founder and it takes a compassionate VC to understand that.”
Akriti is a computer science engineer by background and worked as Product Manager with Windows Security and in the User Experience team at Windows Edge. Prior to this she built a B2B business focused on accounting in the retail space in India. She then moved to London to complete her MBA at the London Business School, during which time she worked with the Amazon Alexa team to help launch Alexa in new territories. She also worked at Forward Partners as a pre-seed/seed stage investor.
Beyond Octopus, she enjoys war-based video games, tennis or soccer and pretty much any competitive sport.