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14 Investments in 13 Companies
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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.

Jobs (2)

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General Partner

Sep, 2014 - Current   (about 2 years)
Past
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May, 2007
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Design Director

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Mar, 2016$21M / Series B (Lead)
Sep, 2014$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$520k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014£500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$600k / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012£400k / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2012$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.6M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

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