Lathika Pai


Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups & Founder, SonderConnect

Lathika is the founder of SonderConnect, an organisation that discovers, empowers and promotes women entrepreneurs looking to scale their business and raise funds through targeted mentoring and a robust, supportive community of executives, leaders and founders. In less than 2 years, SonderConnect has run 4 cohorts, mentoring over 51 Female Founders from India & Sri Lanka, out of which 5 have raised Seed to Series B funding, 12 are in the process of raising funding and 15 are working towards establishing sustainable business models before raising funds.

She currently serves as the Managing Director at Microsoft for Startups, based in India, and plays an integral role in the Scaleup Program where she mentors and engages with several powerful tech-based startups through providing sales, marketing and technical expertise. As a serial entrepreneur herself, Lathika successfully raised capital for her ventures both through equity and debt funding, as well as provided profitable exits to her investors.