Trisha Saxena


Trisha is an Associate on the investment team at NIF, looking at startups and founders across the 9 EDTs. She is particularly excited about the applications of space, biotech, materials and energy to security and resilience. She is also responsible for capacity building in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, and Portugal, building relationships with local VCs and founders to better understand the Deep Tech landscape in these regions.

Prior to joining the NIF, Trisha spent two years on the investment team at Seraphim Space, a global venture capital fund investing in the New Space industry. Before that, she was an Asset Management Analyst at HSBC for a couple of years, working across public market equities and quantitative strategy. Trisha holds a Masters degree in Physics from Imperial College London, where she focused her Masters thesis on the magnetosphere of Saturn.

In her free time, Trisha helps out as a volunteer with the Space Science and Engineering Foundation, an educational charity which runs events around the UK to up-skill young students in STEM disciplines. She previously served on their Board of Trustees from 2019-2024, and has been involved with their flagship program, the UK Space Design Competition, since 2015. Apart from that, Trisha also enjoys swimming, catching up with the latest movies, and travelling to warm climates.


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