Chris is a Cofounder and Partner at Isomer Capital. He is also an advisor at Octopus Ventures and is a Non-Executive on 3 of their portfolio technology companies Calastone, Ultrasoc, MIRACL and in 2016 Magic Pony Technologies that was acquired by Twitter. Chris sits on the Advisory Board of London based Women in Tech. Chris was the Senior Advisor at Entrepreneur First and has mentor many companies to successful seed funding. Prior Chris was the founding director of the Venture Capital Unit for the UK Government where he promoted the UK VC and direct investment opportunities to investors in the US and Asia and attracted over $1B, he also advised the Singapore Government on European VC’s. In 1998 he cofounded CPS a mobile location tech company which he successfully sold in 2007 to a major global chip design company. Prior to his start up experience he had over 15 years technology operational experience at US based DSc which he assisted in the $4B sale to Alcatel and Northern Telecom were he work in Turkey and the US. He has a BSc in Physics and Chemistry from Leeds University under an industrial scholarship program
Having live and worked in New Zealand, Turkey and the US Chris loves to cook regional dishes, stomp over rain or snow filled mountains around the world, and develop an ever increasing fascination with Asian Culture because for most every day is an entrepreneurial journey.