19. Eileen Burbidge, government special envoy for fintech; Tech City chair; VC, Passion Capital
Eileen Burbidge is a partner at Passion Capital, the London-based venture capital firm she established with Stefan Glaenzer and Robert Dighero. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities, gleaned from business and product development roles at Yahoo, Skype, PalmSource, Openwave, Sun and Apple. She also serves as chair for Tech City UK and is the special envoy for fintech for HM Treasury, as well as a member of the prime minister’s business advisory group.