Bhavna Kumar has 10+ years in the global innovation economy as an operating partner and builder. Bhavna is currently leading the Series A program at Newchip, helping build, grow, and scale the program globally. Prior to this, Bhavna led global expansion efforts for Samsung NEXT and developed a deep passion for the Indian startup ecosystem, leading to Samsung’s first Indian investment. Bhavna has also built multiple accelerator programs at Samsung NEXT and Citi Ventures, as well as software products in the fintech and fitness spaces. Her vertical interests include fintech, health and wellness, smart cities, CPG, and she has a strong interest in supporting women and minority run organizations.