Tom is General Partner and Head of Europe of Google Ventures. He brings an innate curiosity to startups across fintech, enterprise, science, and consumer applications. Tom joined GV in 2014 to found the European office.
Previously, Tom was design director at IDEO, where he ran the firm’s startup efforts globally and founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform on which over 300,000 users from more than 170 countries solve social good challenges.
Tom has led early stage investments in companies including GoCardless, Lemonade (NYSE), Snyk, Scandit, Currency Cloud (acquired by Visa), Nothing, Vaccitech (NASDAQ), Blockchain, Multiverse, and Genesis Global.
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. He also received an honorary doctorate in Design from the University of the Arts London.