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Rashmi Kilam has built markets across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, US & Asia that paved the way for an incredible pool of social capital in the last two decades. Her career started around the dot com era before deep diving as a strategic business advisor and advocate for impact investing. Rashmi works directly with CEOs, thought leaders, investors and entrepreneurs across diverse industries. Her history lies in building companies that offer innovative solutions for Telecom (TMT), FinTech, HealthTech, Outsourcing and managing key Partnerships, Investors, and Fundraising.
Rashmi joined an investment bank Asia Pacific Capital with roots in a holding company, Distacom. The group was started by Richard Siemens, "Father of Mobile Telephony" who co-created wireless networks in Hong Kong, Orange of UK and J-Phone (initially Tokyo Digital Phone, acquired by Vodafone, now SoftBank). Rashmi was hired to grow its dot com assets in India until Distacom acquired a 5 people software start-up in late 2000. Rashmi cut her teeth in the startup world here with two mobile telephony providers and engaging in corporate development, branding, partner management and positioning it's five software solutions. Her work encompassed 2.5G, 3G, GPRS, mobile apps, MVNOs, online/mobile payments, mobile messaging, convergent billing and other offerings on the brink of the fin-tech revolution. She developed business with partners, financial institutions, enterprises, system integrators, content providers, mobile operators in 20+ countries. Rashmi led a team of developers, translators, content-creators, and designers to track the growth path and market strategy of the software products. She played an instrumental role at conferences and GSM trade-shows during the mobile boom in Cannes, New Delhi, Qatar, Osaka, Dubai, and Johannesburg. Rashmi’s marketing plans catalyzed the "Outstanding Electronic Billing & Payment award" for PCCW, Hong Kong, formerly SUNDAY Communications. This startup had a unicorn exit in Finland in 2010.
Rashmi assisted a global outsourcing advisory firm with ICT growth and nearshore strategy for emerging economies. She moved on to start Bouin Consulting in Asia in 2007 for entities such as Edelweiss Capital, a large investment bank backed by Carlyle group. The company hired PHDs, analysts, marketing team. Bouin's clients also included three large KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing) companies one of which had an exit in India.
Bouin Capital was launched to support growth, resilience, expansion, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Rashmi works with her clients range from start-ups to family offices and HNIs. She is a Member of the Advisory Board for a diagnostic healthcare device company, Forbes Japan listed B2B SaaS startup and a Reddot winner FinTech startup. She stays on advisory boards, is a venture mentor with Austin Technology Incubator & IC2, CSweetener, and MassChallenge Boston. Rashmi evaluates, advises, invests, and is on the investment evaluation committee with an impact-driven South West Angel Network across the US. Rashmi is invited to judging and coaching during annual global conferences such as SXSW Interactive, Invest in Korea Week, Rice Alliance Business Plan Competition Houston, Texas (RBPC), HITLab (Healthcare Innovation & Tech Lab), and Innostars by US-China Innovation Alliance. She has attended events including Arabcom, Mobile World Congress, World Congress of IT, MassBio, Women in Tech Summit, and TiE. Some of her client interactions in the two decades included Sumitomo Bank, Vodacom South Africa, Amena Es Madrid, Etnoteam Milano (now NTT Data), Accenture, Unisys Italia, Compaq (now Hewlett Packard), Telecom Italia, Onatel Burkina Faso, Malitel Senegal, Telekom Malaysia, Indus Bank, Valor Equity, SGRF fund Oman, Qatar Telecom, Thuraya Satellite UAE, IBM, Siemens, Fedilisworld and more.
Rashmi enjoys giving back to her community as well as engenders a strong sense of integrity, work ethic, teamwork, and social impact. She created 'Friends of Austin Cultural Entrepreneurship' in 2010 to help Texas-based artists see success and community outreach. She has been with Women and Their Works 2005-2007, Entrepreneurs Foundation, Women in Technology and other Alliances.
Rashmi specialized in International Business & Strategy and a Bachelor's in Biology & Chemistry from Delhi University. Rashmi speaks four languages fluently, writes three scripts and was trained in classical music.