Karen McCormick Beringea
Karen is an international investment specialist, experienced speaker and one of only six per cent of female VC partners globally. Her impressive career started in 1998 when she spent time consulting companies on the East and West coast of America during the height of the dotboom / dotbust. But it was her work with three startups while studying for her MBA - one which failed, one which prospered and one which resulted in an asset sale- that lead her to a career in investment.
After spending some time with Boston Consulting Group, Karen joined Beringea as an Investment Director in 2007, where her outstanding performance led to a her promotion to Partner and CIO last year. Beringea's portfolio covers a huge variety of investments, with over £200million under management from the UK. Karen brings her expertise in technology, digital media and consumer to grow the portfolio in these areas. Her particular specialisms include retail technology, ecommerce and adtech and she bring her varied experience to several thriving businesses as Non-Executive Director. These include Blis, Thread and Whistle Sports.