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Eileen Burbidge

Eileen is Partner at Passion Capital, the leading early-stage VC firm in London. Eileen has brought extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product development roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Sun, and Apple to name a few.

On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as board director for Duedil, Digital Shadows, Lulu, wireWAX, Mondo, Kovert Designs and other portfolio companies. In addition to Passion Capital, Eileen is also the Chair of TechCity UK, which is the British government-backed organisation supporting digital business across the UK.

In the past she served as one of nineteen members of the Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group; HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech, appointed by the Chancellor George Osborne. She was also Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Patron for Naace, the National Association for Advisors in Computing Education as well as advisor to edtechUK and also Cyber London Lab, Europe’s first cybersecurity startup accelerator.

Eileen has been included in the WIRED100 each year since 2012; is one of London’s 1000 Most Influential people according to the Evening Standard newspaper (2014); and was named one of the 12 Most Influential People in Tech by the Telegraph (2014). She is also a frequent guest and commentator for media including Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Sky News and the BBC.

She was made an MBE for services to UK Business in June 2015 and holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eileen holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign.