Rupa Ganatra Popat

After graduating from the University of Manchester, Rupa had an early career in capital markets. In 2014, she founded FUTR Group, a global platform connecting companies with innovation through technology, research and events and sold a majority stake in 2019. Rupa now has a wide portfolio career, including as a board advisor at Pink Salt Ventures and Concept Ventures, board member at Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) and as Entrepreneur in Residence at Morgan Stanley, investing in and supporting female and multicultural founders. 

Rupa has been an active Angel investor for several years, having made 30 Angel investments in the UK, mostly in female founders, whilst also investing internationally. She is focused on social impact, sustainability and key sectors of interest include FinTech, HealthTech, Consumer and Saas. Investments include The Lowdown, Your Juno, Jude and Sojo and she has made one exit so far in Atai Life Sciences. She is also a member of Alma Angels, a frequent contributor to podcasts on investing and fundraising and named as the Management Today 35 under 35 Women.