Lakshmi Nambiar is a gallerist running Shrishti Art gallery, one of the oldest and leading contemporary art galleries in Hyderabad. Lakshmi is also a Partner with Anthill Ventures which invests in early growth stage startups and helps these startups scale with speed. Lakshmi has over a decade of experience in private equity syndication and mergers and acquisitions for technology companies in India and abroad. She was a partner at Technology Holdings, an investment bank based out of New York, leading their India practice. Prior to that, Lakshmi was Vice President at Avendus Capital where she sourced and executed M&A deals for leading technology companies and selected venture investments. Lakshmi has worked on over 40 deals worth $1 billion across India, Europe and US. Lakshmi graduated with high honours from Boston University School of Management where she completed her MBA in Finance. She also has a Master’s degree in economics from Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune.