Chris is an Investor at Forward Partners, a leading early-stage VC fund providing startups with a game changing combination of capital + operational support. Their unique approach is helping to build the UK’s next generation of talented AI, e-commerce and marketplace businesses. He previously founded machine learning platform growthsquared.io, enabling e-commerce businesses to apply advanced analytics to their data. Before that, as Head of Analytics at Swoon Editions, he championed the “zero stock, zero lead time” model in online retail. Chris has a PhD in organisational economics from Imperial College London and has worked part-time on the London Stock Exchange ELITE programme – supporting UK scale-ups such as Skyscanner, graze.com, Vision Direct and MedicAnimal – with the exciting nightmare of rapid growth.