Veteran technology banker Eric So joins Espresso Capital

San Francisco — May 3, 2022 — Espresso Capital announced today that Eric So has joined the firm as Executive Director, Origination, based in San Francisco. So, who brings more than 20 years of US technology corporate and investment banking experience to the role, will help expand Espresso’s coverage of the California market to deliver unique financing solutions to Espresso’s clients. 

“I’m excited to join Espresso and to work alongside such a talented and diverse group of professionals across the US, the UK, and Canada,” said So. “I was impressed with Espresso’s competitive debt solutions and solid track record over the last 13 years. I think we’ll find many great opportunities to meet the financing needs of fast-growing technology companies in California and beyond.”

So previously served as Senior Vice President, Venture Banking with Pacific Western Bank, where he was focused on providing senior debt to West Coast technology companies at various stages of development. Prior to that, he held a variety of technology banking roles at Sumitomo Mitsui, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup.   

“We’re delighted to welcome Eric to the team,” said Espresso Managing Director, Will Hutchins. “Eric’s deep experience working with VCs and their portfolio companies will play an important role in helping us deliver best-in-class financing solutions to our clients. We look forward to further expanding our presence in California and in other key markets across the country.”

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

About Espresso Capital

Espresso empowers companies with innovative venture debt solutions. Since 2009, we’ve helped more than 300 technology companies and their investors accelerate growth, extend runway, and increase strategic flexibility with non-dilutive capital. Learn more at

Media contact

Kevin Cain
Head of Marketing, Espresso Capital