Deepka Rana

Principal, LONDON

Deepka joined Northzone in 2019 and is a Principal, based in London. She is particularly interested in the Future of Work, vertical SaaS and product-led companies across early-stage and growth. She is involved in Northzone’s investments Katana, Kota, and Infogrid.

Previously, Deepka was an investor at Heartcore Capital, and started her career in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she advised clients in the Tech and Media sector. Deepka grew up in Germany and the UK and graduated with a degree in Physics from Imperial College London.

It's okay not to fit the mould.

At school I was a classic book-smart nerd, which made for a tough time on the playground. But I stuck it out and ultimately found my people at university. The upside? Thick skin and an appreciation for those who don’t fit in.

Happiest outside my comfort zone

As one of the first in my family to graduate from university and have a ‘white-collar’ job, I’m used to navigating through unfamiliar territory. It’s not something I dwell on, but it is something I’ve felt self-conscious about. I’m grateful for the opportunities and support I’ve had along the way.

Matchmaking could be my second career.

I love bringing together people who are exactly what the other is looking for. Now it’s just a part of my job, but in another life, I think I’d make a great matchmaker!