Carlos joined first round fund Seedcamp as Partner in 2010. Seedcamp invests smart capital into pre-seed and seed stage startups, providing up to €200k and a lifelong platform of Learning, Network and Capital to support the most ambitious Founders. To date it has invested in almost 200 companies.
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. Prior to SIAC, he was a network security consultant for the professional services division of Baltimore Technologies where he worked with global clients in the telecommunication and data services sectors. 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 2015 Carlos published the “Fundraising Field Guide”, which aims to decipher the secrets to raising capital from investors for early-stage, high-growth startups and therefore provide those ambitious founders with the right information to take their company to the next level. Get it now at the fundraisingfieldguide.com.
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|Aug 9, 2016||South China Morning Post - Swire accelerator supports Hong Kong start-ups with free legal framework|
|Jul 19, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Monday, July 18th, 2016|
|Jun 3, 2016||Tech City News - Startup Weekly: Skyscanner developer competition, Seedcamp portfolio and more|
|Mar 22, 2016||Tech City News - London startup CharlieHR raises £1m in seed funding|
|Mar 17, 2016||HowToWeb - The Fundraising Field Guide: 12 Tips from Carlos Espinal, Seedcamp Partner|
|Mar 1, 2016||EU Startups - Travel startup Much Better Adventures raises £400K and launches road cycling marketplace|
|Mar 1, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, March 1st, 2016|
|Jan 24, 2016||TechCrunch - Seedcamp’s New Portfolio Analysis Maps Europe’s Flourishing Tech Scene|