Karen is Chief Operating Officer of Seedrs, Europe’s first regulated and leading equity-only crowdfunding platform. Before joining Seedrs, Karen worked at Simmons & Simmons in the Financial Markets Litigation and Contentious Regulatory Team. At Seedrs she is responsible for the overall operational scalability of Seedrs. She also heads up the legal, financial, compliance and administrative functions. She is a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association in her spare time, where she leads the regulatory workstream and regularly engages in lobbying work with the FCA, HMT and the European Commission. Karen has been named one of the top women in fintech by Innovate Finance, UK in-house individual of the year in the Finance sector by Legal 500, and one of Brummell Magazines Inspirational Women City Innovators. She is also on the Executive Committee of the Disruptive GC Network.