Cyril Lutterodt
President & Managing Partner , Black Seed Ventures

Cyril Lutterodt

Cyril is a founder turned funder with experience in ecosystem building who profoundly understands the venture capital market, combining entrepreneurial insights with technologies and building business models at scale.

He is passionate about leading teams and mentoring entrepreneurs to find new disruptive innovations with a unique value proposition to scale the company and produce seven-figure annual revenue potential.

His belief in democratising access to venture for all led him to co-found Black Seed as a partner, a seed fund, community and co-working space led by Black founders, for Black founders. We are rooted in Brixton with global ambition. Black Seed empowers Black founders to build the impossible and is raising a £6m fund to invest exclusively in Black founders in the UK.

Cyril is a thought leader in the future of computing, health, DEI as a sub-asset class and venture capital. He has founded three separate companies: ZOI, a telediagnosis startup with the vision of creating a future society with no sickness and Neu Robotics to help expedite the transition of repetitive tasks through the incorporation of artificial intelligence in real-world applications. He has spoken at the University of Cambridge, TedX, and NVIDIA and has multiple patents and publications.

Accomplished and product-driven leadership with over five years of strategic business development and executive and entrepreneurial experience. Worked alongside NVIDIA, Google and other Fortune 500 companies to integrate their products into the ecosystem. 

A creative thinker, adept in software development and working with various data structures. Experienced Software Developer proficient in bringing forth expertise in design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems. Responsible for overseeing large-scale RFPs, leading workload planning and sales leadership to grow KPIs across the organisation.