Sharda Balaji is a legal counsellor focused on start-ups and SMEs in technology.
In 2008, Sharda founded NovoJuris, which is now ranked India’s top 6th firm in private equity deals. Sharda has been involved in over 500 transactions. She is also an Independent Advisor for many technology companies.
Previously, Sharda has worked with large Indian conglomerates and MNCs as their in-house attorney on various projects including - IPO, cross border transactions, acquisitions, takeovers, mergers, collaborations and intellectual property for more than 12 years.
During Sharda's earlier employment with Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd, she was responsible for the South Asia Operations and in the Puravanakara Projects, she raised about Rs. 900 crores through IPO.
Her stint with Manipal Group was in a range of businesses like - education, healthcare, lifestyle and consumer goods, brand valuations, real estate and more.
Sharda has special interests in women businesses and chairs TIE’s Special Interest Group for Women Entrepreneurs. She is the India Trustee for 'Baalemane' - a loving home for orphan girls.
Sharda is a Lawyer and a Company Secretary, along with a degree from Institute of Chartered Secretaries, UK. She has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law School of India, Bangalore and an advanced certificate course in Copyrights from World Intellectual Property Organisation.