Bina is an entrepreneur and start-up angel investor with experience in Europe, the Middle East, Silicon Valley, and New York City.
She is the Founder of SUMMIT – a boutique accounting and tax advisory firm that works primarily with tech start-ups and high net-worth individuals. She also manages an investment fund that focuses on disruptive tech start-ups run by notable teams. She has had several successful exits in small businesses, including a Mexican restaurant based out of New York.
Bina’s diverse experience stems from her public accounting work at Marks Paneth & Shron and Selznick & Company, two leading accounting firms in New York. At MP&S and Selznick, she managed a team of professionals to serve domestic and international highnet-worth clients in financial services, hedge funds, manufacturing, fashion, entertainment, and construction.
She is a widely respected tax expert in matters related to venture capital and corporate transactions in the transatlantic space, including venture financing, acquihire and M&A. She has deep expertise in start-ups and the venture capital sector, with an emphasis on working with cross-border founders and entrepreneurs establishing their ventures in the USA and American investors investing in non-US based companies.
Bina most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Pure Harvest Smart Farms in the UAE where she has been one of the major investors and provided day-to-day leadership to execute specific strategic initiatives for the UAE’s first hydroponic farm, while serving as a complementary asset to the CEO.
Bina has a Dual MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Taxation from Pace University Lubin School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University in New York City.
Bina also acts as an advisor to accelerators and founders interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, and high-growth technologies.