Shruti Ajitsaria 1
Shruti is the Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space which opened in September 2017. She conceived the idea whilst attending Google Campus’ start-up school for mums whilst on maternity leave, and has spent the last year planning and executing what is now a physical space for 60 in Allen & Overy’s London offices. Fuse’s mission is to identify legaltech, regtech and dealtech companies which are relevant to A&O lawyers and their clients and to find ways to connect them and start working together. Prior to launching Fuse, Shruti was a Counsel in the Derivatives and Structured Finance group based in London, specialising in credit derivatives (involving drafting almost all of the standard documentation in this area over the last decade). Outside of Allen & Overy, Shruti is an active angel investor and has built a sector-agnostic portfolio of private investments, many of which have a tech focus.