Arati Sharma (she/her) is the co-founder of Ghlee, a ghee-based skincare company based in Toronto, Canada. She recently left Shopify where she was the Director of Product Marketing, having established the craft and discipline from the ground up. Arati spent almost a decade at the tech giant where she was responsible for go to market strategy and campaigns for Shopify's products to a global audience of thriving entrepreneurs.
Prior to leading product marketing, Arati led offline, experiential, and community marketing for Shopify, as well as started the company's annual conference Shopify Unite. She joined Shopify in 2013 through the acquisition of Jet Cooper, where she led operations, culture, and strategic projects.
Arati is an active angel investor, having backed over 30 companies with two thirds led by diverse founders. Her focus is on supporting Canadian women and BIPOC founders, often leaning towards underestimated founders without access to family and friends capital. She also advises and consults brands and leaders on brand, go-to-market, and team building.
When not talking product or startups, you can find her trying to replicate new recipes she's discovered on her travels or trying to keep her plants alive. She lives in Toronto with her husband and son.