Prior to joining Astanor, Kanira worked at SPDG Ventures and EIT Digital, investing in deeptech startups in Europe and USA. She also successfully managed fundraising and focused on SaaS startups at DN Capital. Before that, Kanira led investments into clean technology at Praefinium Partners and was also a creative entrepreneur for a few years in India and the UK. She holds a Master in Information Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Technology, both from Imperial College London and an MBA from INSEAD. Kanira has also published her MSc thesis on gender equitable value chains in agriculture via NHH, Norway and is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle.