George Coelho

London, England

George Coelho manages Venture Capital activities for Good Energies, based in London and Switzerland. Previously he was with Balderton Capital (formerly known as Benchmark Capital, Europe) which he co-founded in London in 2000.  Well-known deals where he was a founding investor in the UK include LoveFilm, Wonga and Betfair. Before founding Benchmark Capital, Europe, he led all of Intel Corporation’s strategic venture capital investment activities outside the U.S. Prior to that he was a founder of the group that evolved to become Intel Capital and ran the M&A group as Assistant Treasurer.

Coelho holds a B.S. from The American University and an MBA from The George Washington University. Today he is a Trustee of The George Washington University, Chairs the Sustainability Committee of the Board and is an advisor to the School of Business. In addition he is a current Charter Member and former co-President and Member of the Board of Directors of the UK chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs).  He serves as a Board director of a number of public and private companies including Tendril Inc. and KKB AG. He is a life Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a 2011 recipient of the Pro Memoria Medal (Poland)