Eileen Burbidge

Passion Capital


Eileen Burbidge is a Partner at Passion Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as non-executive director on a number of fast growing SMEs including Monzo Bank, Digital Shadows, Tide, Prowler.io and Focal Point Positioning, among others. In addition to Passion Capital, Eileen is also the Chair of Tech Nation, formerly TechCity UK which is the British government-backed organisation supporting the digital economy across the UK. She is also HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech appointed by the Chancellor; Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office and served on former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group. Eileen was also recently appointed to the board of Dixons Carphone, the FTSE 250-listed consumer electronics retailer. She was made an MBE for services to Business in June 2015 and holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Event Sessions Featuring Eileen Burbidge


Is the 'techlash' coming for fintech and alternative finance?

AltFi London Summit 2019 - Monday 18 March 2019

With Facebook, Amazon and Google under constant fire by the media and by politicians, is the tech backlash coming for fintech next?

Articles Featuring Eileen Burbidge

Monzo director Keith Woollard steps down from board

16th January 2023 | Daniel Lanyon

Lightyear expands into social investing

8th February 2022 | Daniel Lanyon

Fintech needs more women

8th March 2021 | Aisling Finn

Tech Nation's latest fintech cohort

6th September 2019 | Daniel Lanyon

Finimize aims to reset female financial dialogue

23rd November 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Government mobilising on fintech under Hammond

9th February 2017 | Ryan Weeks

The First ‘Bank’ to Crowdfund

15th February 2016 | Sam Griffiths

An Interview With the British Business Bank

25th March 2015 | Ryan Weeks