Nikita Thakrar

Co-founder + CEO

Nikita Thakrar is the Co-Founder & CEO of Included VC – the first of its kind global fully funded ‘VC MBA’ Fellowship for individuals from diverse communities which are often overlooked or excluded, providing access, opportunity, and knowledge into the world of venture capital.

Included VC is already paying dividends as over 80% of those Fellows that were actively looking for a role ‘succeeded’ in breaking into the venture capital ecosystem globally – from Asia to Europe to North America. The Included VC mission is to change the face of the VC industry and she is committed to creating effective multi-generational change.

Included VC is supported by an international consortium of venture capital partners and sponsors including: Creandum, Daphni, European Investment Fund, KAYA VC, K Fund, HSBC Ventures, HV Capital, Mouro Capital, Mangrove Capital, M12 - Microsoft's venture fund, Notion Capital, Seedcamp and Wilson Sonsini.


Prior thereto, she led Imperial College London’s entrepreneurship efforts heading up deep science ventures with a focus on novel technology - supporting entrepreneurs in building innovative & sustainable businesses (water, new materials, robotics, energy, MedTech).