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Three fresh faces join the Seedcamp team

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It’s been a fantastically busy year for Seedcamp and we’re excited to welcome no less than three new recruits to our ranks. They’ll help us cope with the extra workload that comes with a fast-growing company and will help propel us further toward our ambitious goals. So let us introduce Oli, Ricardo and Tom, who bring some excellent new talent to our team.

Oli, left. Tom, right.

Oli, left. Tom, right. Ricardo starts on Monday!

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Oli West, Content Lead

Introduce yourself in a 30-word elevator pitch

I’m a passionate startup advocate and writer with a background in marketing. I have first-hand experience of running two startups and can’t wait to get stuck in!

What are you most looking forward to in your role at Seedcamp?

Seedcamp and its mentors have such a wealth of talent and experience, I’m really looking forward to distilling some of that information into helpful articles and video.

When not working, what are you most likely to be doing?

I’ve been writing music for years, mostly electronic, so probably that. Otherwise I’ll be reading up on something tech/startup related.

Who was your childhood hero?

Asterix, the not-so-typical underdog.

What’s your specialist subject outside of work?

Arsenal and electronic music (absolutely not ‘EDM’)

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a startup?

Stay focused on your core product and don’t be scared to say no to the many superfluous offers that will come your way.

Ricardo Schaefer, Business Development

Introduce yourself in a 30-word elevator pitch

I am half German/half Italian, an ex M&A banker, who loves investing and working with start-ups. I’m very excited to have joined Seedcamp to help nurture and grow their corporate and investor relationships.

What are you most looking forward to in your role at Seedcamp?

Getting to know, and to work with, lots of smart and motivated entrepreneurs.

When not working, what are you most likely to be doing?

Wakeboarding, travelling, photographing, exploring new parts of London, networking.

Who was your childhood hero?

David Hasselhoff (alias “Knight Rider” or “the guy that brought down the German wall”)

What’s your specialist subject outside of work?

Red wines

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a startup?

Keep things urgent and they will get done.

Tom2Tom Wilson, Investment Manager

Introduce yourself in a 30-word elevator pitch

Ex city-lawyer, keen on all things start-up, early stage investing and generally helping founders navigate investment deals and scale businesses. Northener in London. That’s not 30, hold on…

What are you most looking forward to in your role at Seedcamp?

Working as part of a great team and getting involved in the most exciting and vibrant tech eco-system in Europe. And not wearing a suit to work!

When not working, what are you most likely to be doing?

Catching up with friends, playing or watching football, geekily reading about the tech/start-up/early stage investing scene and telling/boring all those around me about some new idea that someone has dreamt up.

Who was your childhood hero?

Alan Shearer

What’s your specialist subject outside of work?

Newcastle United and Wedding Crashers (the movie)

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a startup?

Be yourself and don’t give up.

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