Carlos Eduardo Espinal is a partner and co-manager of Seedcamp, Europe’s premier micro seed investment and mentoring program for young entrepreneurs. Since 2010 Seedcamp has invested in more than 100 start up companies, helping the entrepreneurial community in Europe by connecting next generation developers and young entrepreneurs with over 2,000mentors from a top-tier network of company builders.
He professionally shifted closer to his love for tech and startups, while working as a venture capitalist at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, an early stage companies investment firm. His career started off as a network security consultant and 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.
Carlos holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2005, he received the Paul F. Greene Telecommunications Research Award. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, blogging and is on the steering committee of the European Venture Capital Network.
Because I know how confusing and frustrating the fundraising process can be for a founder, one of the topics I like exploring is “How to get into the mind of an investor” – particularly when an investor is evaluating you for an investment.