This article originally appeared on http://europioneers.eu
Carlos Espinal – one of the jury members of Europioneers – is a partner at Seedcamp, the go to First Round Fund across stages, from pre-seed to seed, for ambitious founders looking for the smartest capital. As a partner he leads the experience from initial investment to Seedcamp Academy and beyond, ranging in topics from company formation issues, strategy, fundraising, legals, and hold regular office hours.
“Europioneers is a great initiative shining a light on young entrepreneurs building the next big tech startups to come out of Europe. It’s great to be involved as a judge, to meet passionate entrepreneurs coming from tech hubs developing across the continent”, says Carlos.
Prior to Seedcamp, Carlos was a venture capitalist at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, an early stage investment firm based in London. There he honed his understanding of what investors look for when considering an investment.
Before Doughty Hanson, Carlos was an engineer for the Advanced Communications Technologies group of The New York Stock Exchange (SIAC) where he focused on the next generation of wireless and mobile trading platforms for the exchange and developed a strong love for cutting edge technologies. Carlos holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.