Driving innovation out of a crisis

7 May 2020 | 22 minute listen

Episode 2 of W talks: tech

In our second episode of W talks: tech, James Shaw, our Global Head of Withers tech speaks to another key player in the European tech ecosystem, Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Managing Partner at Seedcamp. Carlos shares his knowledge and experiences of working through two economic downturns at both a start-up and a fund, and provides advice on how entrepreneurs and founders can adapt and strive. James and Carlos also discuss the hot new tech sectors and the new waves of innovation emerging from this crisis.

Seedcamp started during the 2008 financial crisis by a group of investors who wanted to support the ecosystem. At that time, Seedcamp made the decision to back exciting companies like TransferWise and Revolut, spotting Fintech as the next wave of innovation coming out of the financial crisis. Seedcamp is Europe’s seed fund, investing early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology.

Find Carlos Eduardo Espinal’s blog mentioned in the podcast here: Weatherproofing your startup for any financial climate — the 3rd way

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