World Capital Markets Symposium

Theresa Burton

Deputy Chief Executive/COO, Trillion Fund, Co-Founder, Bzzbnk, UK

Theresa Burton is the Deputy CEO and COO of the Trillion Fund, a crowdfunding platform authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, listing peer-to-peer loans, community share raises, bonds and funds for environmental and social projects. Trillion Fund merged with Buzzbnk in November 2014 to create the UK’s biggest social crowdfunding platform with more than 5,000 active crowdfunders, which has successfully funded 120 projects.

Prior to merging with Trillion Fund, Theresa was CEO and Co-founder of Buzzbnk, an online crowdfunding platform bringing together social ventures looking for capital with like-minded people keen to participate in a new way of funding social change. Launched in January 2011, it is the UK's first crowdfunding platform specifically for lending or donating to social enterprises and charities. Theresa is also a founding Director of the UK Crowdfunding association established in 2013 and now representing over 45 member platforms.

Before co-founding and setting up Buzzbnk, Theresa spent 16 years as a senior manager in the private sector, delivering global e-business, internet and enterprise business solutions for two large international corporations, the most recent with Swiss Re.

She holds an Engineering/Applied Science BSc from Queen’s University. In 2008 she completed a Sloan Fellowship MBA/MSc at London Business School.