Eileen Burbidge is one of the UK’s biggest Tech personalities and one of London’s most influential venture capitalists. She is the UK Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech, appointed by the Chancellor and the Chair of Tech City UK, the British government-backed organisation supporting the digital economy across the UK.
Eileen Burbidge started her career in Silicon Valley, working for some of the world’s most prestigious tech companies, including Apple, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems. In 2004 she moved to London to become one of Skype’s earliest employees.
In 2011, as a founding partner of Passion Capital, Eileen Burbidge was part of the team that built the pre-eminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London. At Passion, she acts as board director for DueDil, Digital Shadows, wireWax, Lulu, and other portfolio companies.
In addition to her role as Special Envoy for Fintech and Chair of Tech City UK, Eileen Burbidge is the Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s Office and served on former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group.
She is a well-known media personality, frequently appearing on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Sky News, and the BBC. She holds a BSC Engineering degree in Computer Science.
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