Fidelity Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, has hired Karen Slatford as a venture partner in its London office. The appointment brings Fidelity’s professional headcount to 17.
Slatford spent 18 years at Hewlett-Packard in a variety of roles, including vice president and general manager of worldwide sales and marketing for the business customer organisation.
In September Fidelity added Baruk Pilo to its London office as a venture partner. Pilo joined from Cisco System’s European corporate mergers and acquisitions group.
Fidelity Ventures’ active European portfolio companies include: BridgeCo, a silicon and software technologies builder; Unipier, a software products supplier; Qumas, a compliance management company; Neverfail, a disaster recovery software provider, and Curam Software, a software provider to the health, social security and military sectors.
Fidelity Ventures manages more than $800 million from offices in Boston and London. Sister fund Fidelity Asia Ventures manages more than $220 million from Shanghai and Hong Kong.