Stride.VC, the London early-stage VC agency based by Fred Destin and podcaster Harry Stebbings, is shedding Paris-based companion, Pia d’Iribarne, TechCrunch has realized.
In response to a regulatory submitting, d’Iribarne’s partnership formally ended at this time, somewhat greater than a 12 months and a half after her appointment as Stride’s third funding companion was introduced.
Contacted by TechCrunch, each d’Iribarne and Stride have confirmed her departure, however declined to remark additional, together with what she’s as much as subsequent. I perceive, nevertheless, that d’Iribarne will retain her board seats on Stride portfolio firms Strapi, impala and jow.
In the interim, d’Iribarne’s subsequent vacation spot stays unconfirmed, though sources inform me she could also be within the early of phases of placing collectively a enterprise fund of her personal. She has spoken prior to now of her “entrepreneurial” ambitions — then in relation to leaving Accel to hitch newly-launched Stride — so I wouldn’t be shocked had been this to occur. As all the time, watch this area.
In the meantime, d’Iribarne isn’t the one member of Stride’s staff to depart because the agency’s launch in late 2018. Working companion Arj Soysa left after simply over a 12 months and is now a finance director at Mubadala Capital in Europe.
Individually, founding companion Harry Stebbings not too long ago unveiled that alongside Stride he’s now working an $8.three million micro VC fund of his personal. Known as 20VC — named after his “The Twenty Minute VC” podcast — the plan is to put money into U.S. startups throughout varied phases alongside “tier 1” co-investors.