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Draper Esprit

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Philip O'Reilly


Philip joined Draper Esprit as a principal in 2017. Philip previously worked as a lawyer, advising venture capital investors and early stage businesses on all aspects of financings. Philip has also previously worked at Google and advised various startups, both in the UK and the US, in relation to corporate issues.

Philip holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as degrees in law from Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Economics.

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Vinoth Jayakumar


Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Prior to that he worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He also ran a micro-angel group, investing in crowdfunded start-ups in the past.
Vinoth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW) and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

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Vishal Gulati

Venture Partner

Dr. Vishal Gulati is one of the Europe’s leading digital healthcare investors. Vishal is a qualified physician and chairman of the Digital Health Forum. Over the last decade he has championed deals across areas including diagnostics, devices & biotech. He is currently on the boards of Horizon Discovery PLC and EcoEos. His investments include Napo Pharmaceuticals, Glenmark, Renovo, Phagenesis. He has also held board positions at Psynova Neurotech, Bioscale and Enigma Diagnostics. Previously, Vishal worked at Atlas Venture, The Wellcome Trust and Radiant Capital.

Draper Esprit is a Pan-European venture capital fund that invests into disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages. They are one of the most active venture capital firms in Europe with over 50 active portfolio companies and $1b in assets under management.

Semiconductors, Software, Hardware + Software
€500k - €50M
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