Tom is a general partner at Google Ventures. Previously, Tom was a design director at IDEO Europe, where he founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform that has over 150,000 users from more than 170 countries. Tom also launched OIEngine, an online platform for IDEO clients, including Harvard Business School and the Knight Foundation.
Before IDEO, Tom was managing director of Marcos, a British sports car manufacturer. As a serial entrepreneur, Tom also founded Magnom, a magnetic filter startup. Tom’s filter designs have been widely used in Formula One, Superbikes, JCB loaders, and central heating systems.
Tom has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has been featured in WIRED UK’s Top 100 Digital Power Brokers list every year since the list has been published. He has also been included in the Evening Standard list of London’s 1000 Most Influential People.
Tom earned a first class bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Baker Scholar Award of high distinction. Tom has also received an honorary doctorate from University Arts London.
|Mar, 2016||Cambridge Epigenetix||$21M / Series B (Lead)||GV|
|Sep, 2014||MileIQ||$3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||Picfair||$520k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||Lost My Name||£500k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2014||Second Home||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2013||MOVE Guides||$1.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2012||tray.io||$600k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2012||Divimove||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||LLUSTRE||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||YPlan||$1.7M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||MOVE Guides||£400k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2012||GoCardless||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||Qriously||$1.6M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||Smarkets||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug 11, 2016||Venture Beat - How Picfair plans to conquer the stock photo market by keeping photographers happy|
|Jul 2, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Google Ventures investor: 'It would break my heart if Powa corrupted fintech'|
|Jun 24, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Google Ventures is on the hunt for the next DeepMind in Europe|
|Mar 14, 2016||Med City News - Cambridge Epigenetix raises $21M, poaches new CEO from Illumina|
|Feb 29, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The head of Google Ventures says there's 'insecurity' in European technology|
|Feb 29, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - The head of Google Ventures says there's 'insecurity' in European technology|
|Dec 11, 2015||Business Insider Australia - Google Ventures reportedly closed its European fund after multiple stalled deals|
|Dec 11, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - Google Ventures reportedly closed its European fund after multiple stalled deals|