Banking veteran John Robinson joins Espresso Capital to help expand its lending business across Europe

London — July 5, 2022 —  Espresso Capital, a leading provider of innovative venture debt solutions to fast-growing technology companies, announced today that John Robinson has joined as a Director, Originations. Robinson, an experienced technology banker with more than 15 years of lending and portfolio management experience, will be responsible for sourcing new clients across the UK and Europe.

“I’m delighted to be joining Espresso to help drive the firm’s growing European business,” said Robinson. “Espresso has an exciting investment thesis, an impressive team, and has led the way in venture debt lending in North America for over a decade with solutions that are truly differentiated. I’m eager to further accelerate that rapid trajectory and to help provide creative growth capital solutions to more UK and European companies.”

Prior to joining Espresso, Robinson founded and led the Emerging Funds business at Silicon Valley Bank, which provides venture capital funds across Europe with banking solutions and debt financing facilities. 

“We’re thrilled to have John on board and to be able to work with more founders and investors in the UK and Europe as they look to accelerate growth, extend runway, and increase their strategic flexibility,” said Espresso Managing Director, Will Hutchins. “John’s deep experience and expertise will compliment our growing European team.”

Espresso serves clients across North America and Europe with offices in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto. 

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