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General Partner at Lakestar
Dharmash is VC, Entrepreneur and experienced NED.
Currently a General Partner at Lakestar, one of the leading VC firms in Europe. Early & Growth stage in Europe & USA. Over $550m capital under management (Spotify, Airbnb, Maker Studios, GoEuro, blockchain.com, FiveAI, Opendoor, Harry’s etc). With offices in Berlin, London, Zurich & New York.
He has served on over 20+ boards, including: BBC Executive Board; BBC Worldwide Board; Dixons Retail PLC; Hargreaves Lansdown PLC. He is founder and Chairman of beauty on demand business blow LTD, backed by Unilever Ventures
Prior to this he was a Partner at Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Europe), involved in Lovefilm (Amazon), KupiVIP, Tictail & Mog (Apple Music) amongst many others. He spent 8 years as Group Managing Director of Emap Consumer Media, building the consumer group (magazines, radio, digital & TV) & co-leading the delisting from the FTSE (sale to H Bauer for £1.1bn in 2008). He started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, followed by a period at the Boston Consulting Group (London). He holds a MEng in Engineering, Economics & Management from Oxford University.