Carlos Espinal

Managing Partner, Seedcamp

Biography

Carlos is Managing Partner at Seedcamp, Europe’s seed fund, investing early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. Now on its fourth fund, Seedcamp has invested in over 300 companies since launch in 2007 and its portfolio includes three European-founded unicorns: Transferwise, UiPath and Revolut as well as fast-growing businesses such as wefox and Property Partner. Carlos hails originally from Latin America and joined Seedcamp in ’09 following stints as an Associate at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures and as an engineer for the Advanced Communications Technologies group of The New York Stock Exchange (SIAC). Carlos is passionate about working closely with founders from their earliest stage, supporting them across everything from finding product-market-fit to setting fundraising milestones. He published a successful book on that very topic, The Fundraising Fieldguide, in 2015.

Carlos is frequently listed as one of the most influential voices in tech and VC and in 2018 made it onto Forbes Midas List as one of the most influential VCs in Europe.

Carlos spearheaded the launch of Seedsummit.org, working alongside key partners to democratise information and provide free legal reference documents for entrepreneurs across Europe and parts of Asia. You can find Carlos podcasting at ‘This Much I Know’ where he interviews leading tech voices, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and operators as they share their stories with Seedcamp’s global audience.