Kirsten is CyLon’s Managing Director. Kirsten has over a decade of experience working with early stage startups. Since joining CyLon in 2015 Kirsten has supported the alumni of 38 startups in raising over £20m in further funding and has substantially grown CyLon's network of mentors and investors. Prior to joining CyLon Kirsten was General Manager for Seedcamp, and helped them grow from 39 investments to 200 over a period of 5 years making them Europe's 3rd most active Seed Investor. Kirsten held a board seat for Capital for Enterprise supporting SME's across the UK and volunteered for the Cherie Blair Foundation supporting female entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies.