Toby Coppel

Co-founder and Partner

Hi, I’m Toby. During my 25 year journey in the tech industry, I have had the privilege to work with many inspiring entrepreneurs including Jerry Yang (Yahoo!) and Jack Ma (Alibaba). My formative professional years were spent working in Silicon Valley both as an investor and operator, including as Chief Strategy Officer at Yahoo!, where I led the team that invested $1 billion in Alibaba in 2005 for a stake ultimately worth over $80 billion. I have been extremely fortunate to work closely with other incredible business mentors - Herb Allen (Allen & Company), Terry Semel (Yahoo) and Richard Branson (Virgin).

I love to partner with founders who aspire to positively change the world and support them and their teams through the ups and downs. As the co-founder of a venture firm, I also enjoy nurturing and developing our own incredible team of humans to enable us to find the most ambitious entrepreneurs in Europe and give them the help they need.

As a family man, nothing makes me happier than to hang out with my five Northern Irish-Moroccan-Israeli children and my superlative wife, reading, drinking wine, practising yoga and meditation and suffering through Arsenal football matches.

Toby Coppel

Co-founder and Partner

Hi, I’m Toby. During my 25 year journey in the tech industry, I have had the privilege to work with many inspiring entrepreneurs including Jerry Yang (Yahoo!) and Jack Ma (Alibaba). My formative professional years were spent working in Silicon Valley both as an investor and operator, including as Chief Strategy Officer at Yahoo!, where I led the team that invested $1 billion in Alibaba in 2005 for a stake ultimately worth over $80 billion. I have been extremely fortunate to work closely with other incredible business mentors - Herb Allen (Allen & Company), Terry Semel (Yahoo) and Richard Branson (Virgin).

I love to partner with founders who aspire to positively change the world and support them and their teams through the ups and downs. As the co-founder of a venture firm, I also enjoy nurturing and developing our own incredible team of humans to enable us to find the most ambitious entrepreneurs in Europe and give them the help they need.

As a family man, nothing makes me happier than to hang out with my five Northern Irish-Moroccan-Israeli children and my superlative wife, reading, drinking wine, practising yoga and meditation and suffering through Arsenal football matches.

Hi, I’m Toby. During my 25 year journey in the tech industry, I have had the privilege to work with many inspiring entrepreneurs including Jerry Yang (Yahoo!) and Jack Ma (Alibaba). My formative professional years were spent working in Silicon Valley both as an investor and operator, including as Chief Strategy Officer at Yahoo!, where I led the team that invested $1 billion in Alibaba in 2005 for a stake ultimately worth over $80 billion. I have been extremely fortunate to work closely with other incredible business mentors - Herb Allen (Allen & Company), Terry Semel (Yahoo) and Richard Branson (Virgin).

I love to partner with founders who aspire to positively change the world and support them and their teams through the ups and downs. As the co-founder of a venture firm, I also enjoy nurturing and developing our own incredible team of humans to enable us to find the most ambitious entrepreneurs in Europe and give them the help they need.

As a family man, nothing makes me happier than to hang out with my five Northern Irish-Moroccan-Israeli children and my superlative wife, reading, drinking wine, practising yoga and meditation and suffering through Arsenal football matches.

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Our Manifesto

Our Manifesto

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Machine intelligence and legal contracts: why now?

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Our Investment in Teemo

Our Investment in Teemo

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A giant and heavily regulated industry which many would argue has lost sight of its customers should be ripe for attack

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The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

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Bitcoin 2.0: Native Bitcoin Apps

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What we invest in

What we invest in

Great founders are rare. Pioneers, geniuses, rule-breakers. Forging their own path with a drive to "make a dent in the universe."Like many great founders, you have some of the following traits in your DNA

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Our Values

Our Values

We are optimists who believe that technology and the startup ecosystem are generally progressive forces in society

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