51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: Beth Robertson, head of startup partnerships, Stripe

Beth Robertson has been responsible for startup partnerships in the Americas at payment technology producer Stripe since 2020, having worked for the company since 2018.

Robertson’s role involves helping founders access Stripe’s portfolio of tools, services and platforms by partnering with supporters of global startup ecosystems. These partners include venture funds, accelerators, and co-working spaces, among others. She says: “My work is designed to equip founders with the right tools to fully capture the world-changing opportunity in front of them.”

Among Stripe’s recent investments are a part in the $200m series C raise for Ramp, a finance automation platform based in New York, as well as a lead role in the $75m series C round for payroll infrastructure startup Check Technologies. Other recent portfolio additions include web3 software developer Burrata, social media software company SendOwl, fintech firm Imprint and Archive, a digital asset manager.

Stripe also took part in the $130m funding round for UK-based open banking technology developer TrueLayer in September 2021, while earlier the same month it had the lead role on the $200m series A round for Senegalese financial services app Wave Mobile Money.

Robertson’s initial role at Stripe was head of startup partnerships on the US West Coast. She then moved to cover the East Coast at the start of 2020 before being promoted to her current role seven months later.

Prior to joining Stripe, Robertson was director of the investor network at Endeavor, the global entrepreneur community. She has a master’s degree in policy, business and international studies from Cornell University and has also participated in venture capital programmes at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.