Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Spencer Crawley

Spencer is the Co-founder & Managing Partner of firstminute capital.

Spencer Crawley is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of firstminute capital. The fund currently has $400m AUM, a team of 18, and invests at the seed-stage across technology sectors, focused on Europe and the US. The firstminute investor base includes over 130+ Unicorn founders of technology businesses.

Spencer sits on the board of Generation Home, a UK digital mortgage lender, and is a Director of the NYSE-listed Tailwind International, a SPAC platform which has launched three public companies with a combined market cap of over $1bn (NYSE: TWNI).

Working across sectors with the investment team, Spencer is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm.

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 represented the university at cricket. He also speaks fluent Russian.

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