Karen is the Chief Legal Officer of Seedrs Limited, Europe's leading equity-only crowdfunding platform and the first such platform to receive regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority in May 2012. Before joining Seedrs in July 2013, Karen worked at international law firm Simmons & Simmons LLP in the Financial Markets Litigation and Regulatory Team, where she acted for a range of financial institutions. At Seedrs she heads up the legal, financial, compliance and administrative functions. She is also a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association. Karen is an England and Wales qualified lawyer who holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, a GLD from Oxford Brookes and LPC from BPP. In 2015 Karen was named one of the top women in fintech by Innovate Finance, and UK in-house individual of the year in the Finance sector by Legal 500.