Shalini founded E2Exchange (E2E) in 2011.
E2E's mission is to be the main catalyst for entrepreneurial growth in UK and then Internationally and its vision is to enable extraordinary entrepreneurship. It does so through very facilitating high quality connectivity between scale-up founders, super angel investors, high quality Non-Exec Directors and the UK’s leading corporate organisations. Under the E2E Group, E2E Invest, focuses on securing equity capital for scale-up businesses. E2E Exec, sources high calibre NED for scale-up companies and E2E Analytics uses the data on its 15,000+ scale-up community to intelligently connect its members.
E2E’s Honorary President is Sir Richard Branson, Special Adviser Luke Johnson and its Board include; Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Kanya King MBE, Hugh Chappell, Russ Shaw and Darryl Eales. Its corporate partners include LDC, UBS, KPMG, Regus, Catalyst Corporate Finance, Memery Crystal, L3C, Newgate, Rational FX and O2. Shalini was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and historically, she ran the Group’s 'plain vanilla' International Trade Finance business. Prior to this, Shalini co-founded the world’s first online 'bank to bank' trade finance company. She was a management accountant at Deutsche Bank and worked in various finance related roles for Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.
Shalini is a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is also a Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), a judge for the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards, a Champion for Tech London Advocate and an Ambassador for Recordsure. She was formerly on the Development Board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was a judge for IBM Smartcamp.