About This Episode
Eileen Burbidge MBE is one of the country’s most prolific technology investors. In this conversation, she talks to Michael about her career to date, how her university degree set her on the path to success, and why kindness is a trait that needs to find its way back into everyday business life.
Eileen Burbidge MBE
Eileen Burbidge is a Partner at Passion Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. On behalf of Passion, Eileen has served as non-executive director on a number of fast growing SMEs including Monzo Bank, Digital Shadows, Tide, Butternut Box, Prowler.io and Focal Point Positioning, among others. In addition to Passion Capital, Eileen was until 2020 the Chair of Tech City UK, which is the British government-backed organisation supporting the digital economy across the UK. She is also the UK Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech appointed by the Chancellor; Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office and served on former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group.