Former Uber executive Dave Clark will establish the European start-up funding HQ for Expa in London.
Silicon Valley-based Expa was founded by serial entrepreneur and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to help entrepreneurs create and launch new companies.
Expa provides early-stage companies with capital, a physical space to build, and a strong network of experts and advisors.
Companies who partner with Expa can work from its offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York or Vancouver. London will soon join this list.
Industry veteran Clark will join as its newest partner and be based in London.
Clark has spent his career working with fast-growing companies, including Uber, Virgin Galactic and KittyHawk.
He’s also worked alongside some of the world’s most notable and talented entrepreneurs, including Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Google co-founder Larry Page, and helped them achieve their ‘moonshot’ ideas.
He will bring this extensive experience to the Expa team, focusing on funding European-based start-ups.
“The European start-up landscape is quickly growing and is one of the greatest opportunities in the market today,” said Garrett Camp, Founder and CEO of Expa.
“The addition of David as a partner will help connect entrepreneurs in Europe with the extensive resources and benefits Expa has to offer.”
This expansion of the Expa team signifies a new era for the start-up studio. As the partners continue to evolve the studio’s model, entrepreneurs looking to build and grow their great idea can now look to Expa not just as a resource for advice and connections, but increasingly as a potential source of funding.
“I have worked with Garrett and the rest of the very talented Expa team in many capacities over the last decade, and I’m excited to officially be on board to help drive the Expa mission forward,” said Clark.
“I’m looking forward to bringing the Expa magic to Europe, and leveraging all of the studio’s resources to help make the power of Silicon Valley accessible to Europe’s best talent.”
Clark has been based in London for more than 25 years and will be able to leverage relationships, know-how and experience to grow Expa’s European network.