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Steve Karmeinsky

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Director, Lean Capital / City Meets Tech Ltd and Mentor, TechStars.

Director, Lean Capital / City Meets Tech Ltd and Mentor, TechStars.

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


City Meets Tech


Brand Embassy
Startup Weekend London
IPM Holborn EIS Fund
Springboard Mobile Accelerator
Echoecho Media Inc
The Difference Engine
Eight Marketing


Mentor Incubus August 2015 - present
Mentor MassChallenge July 2015 - present
Director Placeholder Ltd March 2014 - present
Director Lean Capital Ltd August 2013 - present
Mentor Techstars June 2013 - present
Minors Division Rep Greater London Softball Mixed League March 2013 - present
Advisor TGTHR September 2012 - present
Mentor Launch48 March 2012 - present
Advisor Brand Embassy January 2012 - present
Mentor Seedcamp August 2011 - present
Mentor OxygenAccelerator August 2011 - present
Mentor Startup Weekend London August 2011 - present
Mentor Ignite100 July 2011 - present
Co-Founder City Meets Tech July 2011 - present
member Founders Networks May 2010 - present
CSO DBVu January 2010 - present
Business Development/Investor/Director August 2009 - present
Programme Committee Member UKNOF March 2005 - present
Owner NetTek LLC September 1994 - present
member uknot 1994 - present
Advisor IPM Holborn EIS Fund March 2014 - July 2015
Mentor Springboard Mobile Accelerator September 2012 - June 2013
Mentor Springboard April 2012 - June 2013
Director Storyworks Interactive May 2011 - March 2013
Advisor Echoecho Media Inc March 2011 - September 2012
Correspondent Digital Lifestyles . Info March 2005 - September 2011
Board Director UK Enum Consortium March 2008 - July 2011
Mentor The Difference Engine March 2010 - July 2010
Chief Strategy Officer Textic Ltd March 2008 - June 2009
Project Partner TCF Partners September 2007 - June 2008
European Correspondent August 2002 - December 2007
helper Imagekind 2006 - 2007
Technology Advisor Eight Marketing January 2004 - August 2006
Head of Product Futures Thus March 1995 - March 2005
Head of Product Futures Demon Internet 1995 - 2005
European Technology Advisory Board Cal-IT 2004 - 2004
Internet Consultant Cellnet 1989 - 1994


University of Brighton Microelectronics and Information Processing 1984 - 1988
UCS Maths, Physics, Chemistry 1971 - 1980

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Product
  • • Industrial Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Fundraising • Angel investing • Business Development • Marketing Strategy • Startups • Strategy • Embedded C

Key Accomplishments

over 25 years experience in medical electronics/mobile/Internet/telco/wireless/etc. Used to be a geek, now more strategy (business/commercial/product). Advisor, non-exec and a director.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Experience and the ability to ask awkward questions

As an Advisor

However people want me to be, chat, consult, equity, generally nice guy

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Steve is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Sebastian Brock
We worked together
Steve is hugely experienced and in my time working with him, he has demonstrated a great knack for picking out the nuggets in the detail.
Ben Wynne-Simmons
MD of Coral Reef - early stage VC

Sebastian Brock
They're my advisor
Lawyer by trade, left practice to start his own company - has the drive to make it work and also the legal background is a huge benefit for ... ensuring all runs smoothly.

James Cronin
We worked together  •  Trustee, The Awesome Foundation and Founder and Chairman, Open Rights Group.
He's already a great entrepreneur, started Venda and grew it to be one of the largest E-Commerce solutions in the world and has chocolate sh ... ops

Geoff Hughes
They're my friends
He's knowledgable in Social Media, set-up his own company and a great guy

Geoff Hughes
They're my friends
They already are

Marie Steinthaler
Head of Marketing & Partnerships, Hopster. Previously Freelancer Marketing & Product Management, Domo Arigato Ltd.
Marie knows what she's doing and is always helpful and there to offer ideas

Damon Oldcorn
We worked together  •  Current: Managing Partner - Oldcorn & Oldcorn LLP , Board Advisor - WDSI Group Past: Founder/CEO PhoneMe, ZebTab (ManUtd Desktop)
Been in the industry a long time, knows his stuff, sociable

Ciaran Rooney
CTO of busuu, Mentor at Seedcamp, Speaker, Advisor, ex-CTO Skimlinks
Generally a nice guy and knows CTO stuff

Tony Fish
Board Advisor, SBT Venture Capital and co-founder iNeed and FeynLabs. Also working on My Changing Skin
Industry old guy, fingers in pies, sometimes burns pie

Simon Jenner
Looking to help startups with innovation, growth hacking or investment raising
Simon is a valuable asset to the UK start-up scene. He's part of the Oxygen Accelerator and Launch 48 teams. Knowledge and friendly and thr ... ough his work, supports hundreds of start-ups.

Andy Abramson
Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Velocity Growth and Blogger, VoipWatch.
Known Andy for longer than is polite, he's a powerhouse in VoIP and wine too. Useful person to know

Jason Purvor
We worked together  •  Expert in revenue and top line growth. Evangelist, rockstar salesman, rainmaker. Get off the ground in Europe using my experience and team
I've known Jason for a long time and he's a brilliant salesperson. Knows his markets and can accelerate the growth a company very quickly.