Shefali Roy is an Angel investor and invests globally in startups at the pre seed, seed and A rounds in companies building products in Fintech, the Creator Economy, FemTech, and the Future of Work.
She was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of TrueLayer till September 2020, and was an early employee at Stripe where she was their Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO for Europe, and responsible for the licensing, regulatory oversight including risk, and compliance of Stripe’s operations in Europe. Prior to Stripe, she led compliance, business conduct and risk across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa for Apple, was the Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Christie’s worldwide, and was responsible for private wealth compliance for Goldman Sachs across Europe and the Middle East.
She sits on the Boards of Adas List – a women in technology network, the Barefoot College – a social enterprise that teaches women how to become solar engineers, and MakerDAO – a crypto entity using the DAI stable coin to facilitate decentralised finance globally.
Shefali Roy is also an advisor to early stage startups and advises on fundraising, licensing, compliance and privacy, operations, and product development.
She has undergraduate qualifications in law, economics and finance, and postgraduate qualifications in journalism and economic history, from RMIT, Oxford and LSE respectively; she recently graduated from Oxford’s Saïd Business School after completing an Executive MBA and now teaches at Saïd on open banking, financial inclusion and decentralised finance.
Between 2016 – 2020, Shefali Roy was named on Innovate Finance’s Most Powerful Women in FinTech List, and in 2017, she delivered her first Tedx talk, on ethics and business leadership.