Joe White MBE British Consul General in San Francisco and Technology Envoy to the US

Joe White MBE worked previously as a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and investor. He has served as General Partner of Entrepreneur First, a Greylock backed early-stage deep tech fund for which he’s raised and run $200m of funds; co-chair of GBx, a curated network of British entrepreneurs; a non-executive director for the UK’s Behavioral Insights Team where he advised on social impact technology products; and a former co-founder of, a website and e-commerce platform hosting 7m sites, which he exited in 2012. He received an MBE from HM Queen in 2017 for Services to Technology Businesses. Follow Joe on Twitter @JoeWhiteUK

British Consul General in San Francisco and Technology Envoy to the US

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region. This combined role will lead the Consulate, manage relationships in the northwest of the US, support the Ambassador on areas of shared UK-US interest including technology and entrepreneurship, and support the HM Trade Commissioner in promoting and enhancing the UK as a partner of choice in trade, investment, and research and development.

British Consulate-General San Francisco

The British Consulate General in San Francisco maintains and develops relations between the UK and the USA.  Our work involves handling a wide range of political, commercial, cultural, security and economic interests to the UK and our region. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Northern California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The UK Government Office in Seattle works to promote business, economic and political ties with Washington State. Consular issues, such as emergency travel documents and support for British nationals, are managed by the British Consulate General in San Francisco.

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