Karen McCormick

Chief Investment Officer


Karen is Chief Investment Officer at Beringea, a transatlantic venture capital firm with more than $750m under management. Karen leads investment strategy for the firm, working closely with its U.S. and European portfolio of more than 60 early-stage companies and sitting on the boards of Fnatic, Thread, Blis, Luxury Promise, Moonshot, and EDITED.

Karen has been recognised as one of the leading women in venture capital in Europe. She also chairs ESG_VC, an industry-wide initiative to improve ESG performance in venture-backed businesses involving more than 125 funds in the U.K. and Europe, and she leads INSEAD Venture and Entrepreneurship, a network of alumni of INSEAD who are now the foremost investors and entrepreneurs in Europe. 

Karen was previously with the Boston Consulting Group and ran the Watch division of Swiss Army/Wenger. She also has experience with start-ups as both a founder and advisor. Karen has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has an MBA from INSEAD and a BSBA from Boston University.