Eileen Burbidge

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Eileen Burbidge MBE (born 1971)[1] is an American venture capitalist resident in London and a founding partner of Passion Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm that has invested in the likes of Monzo, Go Cardless and Lulu, a private social network for single women. [2][3] In July 2015 she was appointed as the British Treasury's "special envoy" for fintech.[4][5]

In the 2015 New Year Honours for services to entrepreneurship, Burbidge was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire.[6]

In November 2018, Burbidge was named to the Financial Times' list of the 'Top 100 minority ethnic leaders in technology'[7] and made a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone[8]

Eileen previously worked in marketing roles at Apple and Sun Microsystems. In 2004 she moved from the United States to London to pursue a career with Skype. After working at Skype, Burbidge launched Passion Capital, an early stage London venture capital firm, with Stefan Glaenzer in 2008.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Burbidge has also used the names Eileen Tso and Eileen Broch, her maiden name and her name from a previous marriage, respectively. [10]


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  3. ^ Treanor, Jill. "Eileen Burbidge: the American angel investor spearheading UK fintech | Business". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  4. ^ "UK Treasury names Eileen Burbidge special envoy for fintech - Business Insider". Uk.businessinsider.com. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  5. ^ "UK Government Productivity Plan" (PDF). Gov.UK. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  6. ^ "Eileen Burbidge: The Passionate VC". Informilo. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  7. ^ "The UK's top 100 black and minority ethnic leaders in technology". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  8. ^ "https://www.pcr-online.biz/appointments/dixons-carphone-appoints-eileen-burbidge-as-a-non-executive-director". PCR. PCR. Retrieved 12 November 2018. External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ Fenn, Donna. "How did an American woman become queen of British VCs?". Fortune. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  10. ^ "About: Eileen Burbidge". TechAcute. Retrieved 2016-04-17.