PARTNER AT BLOSSOM CAPITAL
Carmen is a partner at Blossom Capital, leading the Series A ($5-$25m tickets) of the most courageous and ambitious founders in Europe. Carmen is also a Founding Partner at The Fund London, a community-driven VC invested by some of Europe’s most successful founders and operators to back European pre-seed companies and support the ecosystem at its earliest stage. Previously to Blossom, Carmen launched and led the UK investments of Samaipata VC, a €100m AUM seed fund investing in digital platforms and marketplaces with offices in London, Paris and Madrid.
Carmen is obsessed with community-and-customer-love led businesses, i.e. businesses where customers love the product/service/experience the company provides so much that they build communities around it. Amongst her track record, Carmen can be credited with having sourced hopin, at pre-seed and before it had raised any money. Hopin is now the fastest ever European startup to ever become a unicorn.
Carmen is also the co-founder of a direct-to-consumer online fashion brand for pregnant women selling into the UK & US market and she previously co-founded a crowdsourcing journalism marketplace.
Immigrant in many places, Carmen is from Spain but has lived in 8 cities, 6 countries, 3 continents. She now calls London home.