Spencer Crawley

Co-founder & General Partner.

Spencer Crawley

Spencer Crawley is co-founder & General Partner of firstminute capital. The fund currently has $300m AUM, a team of 20 and invests at the seed-stage across technology sectors, focused on Europe and the US. The firstminute investor base includes 120+ Unicorn founders of technology businesses. Crawley sits on the board of Generation Home, a UK digital mortgage lender launched in October 2020, and Frontier, a US-based platform connecting work-at-home jobseekers with employment opportunities. Spencer is also a Director of the Tailwind SPAC platform, which has launched three public companies with a combined market cap of over $1bn (Tailwind International, NYSE: TWNI ; Tailwind Two, NYSE: TWNT). Crawley co-founded firstminute with Brent Hoberman CBE, who in turn had Co-founded lastminute.com with Martha Lane-Fox, which went public in 2000 and was acquired by Sabre for $1.1bn in 2005. Crawley co-founded firstminute with Brent Hoberman CBE, who in turn had Co-founded lastminute.com with Martha Lane-Fox, which went public in 2000 and was acquired by Sabre for $1.1bn in 2005.

Spencer started his career at Goldman Sachs in Moscow in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities division, before becoming the first hire at DMC Partners, a Special Opportunities fund spun out of Goldman Sachs. The firm was founded by Goldman Sach's Global Co-Head of Trading & Securities, the Global Co-Head of Strategies & Structuring, and the CEO of the Russia & CIS business, alongside the former Head of TPG of Europe and CFO of Index Ventures. This was followed by an MBA at INSEAD, and a stint in the Munich office of AppDirect, the cloud commerce platform-provider.

Spencer studied History at Exeter College, Oxford, where he received the Waugh scholarship, and speaks fluent Russian.

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