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Arati Sharma

Arati Sharma

Founding Partner, Backbone Angels and Co-Founder, Ghlee

About Arati Sharma

Arati Sharma is an entrepreneur and angel investor. She is the Founding Partner of Backbone Angels, an investor collective led by women executives from Shopify. She is also the Co-Founder of Ghlee; a ghee-based skincare brand. Arati invests in companies and brands led by women and people of colour, with the aim of increasing representation and equitable access to resources for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. She’s grown a portfolio of over 50 investments, including companies such as Willful, Kotn, Lilia, Three Ships, and Sheertex, and was named NACO Canada’s 2021 Angel of the Year. Arati was previously at Shopify as the Director of Product Marketing, building the function from the ground up.

Get to know Arati Sharma

What are your hopes for the next generation of women in tech?
That the spaces in which they operate allow them to just be — be valued, be heard, be themselves, and most of all, be seen for their work.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Mediocrity is the enemy of excellence.