Edel Coen

Head of Dealflow, Draper Esprit

Edel Coen

Speaker Bio


Edel joined the Draper Esprit investment team in 2018. Focused on finding and investing in high-growth technology businesses, Edel believes that the best entrepreneurs in Europe will build the global businesses of the future. Prior to Draper Esprit, Edel worked at investment firm BVP, making early stage investments in technology companies with a focus on sustainability. She led investments in ambitious Irish companies such as HealthBeacon, UrbanVolt and Parkpnp. Previously, Edel spent five years with Enterprise Ireland, based in Silicon Valley. During that time, she worked with Irish startups and scaleups on all aspects of their US market entry and fundraising strategy with a sectoral focus on Enterprise Software, Telecoms, and Travel Technology.