Chipper Boulas

Chipper Boulas

Co-Founder, Partner at Firestartr


Chipper is an experienced internet operator, angel investor, and advisor currently based in Hong Kong. He is co-founder of Firestartr, a seed-stage investor and accelerator of startups from Europe, Asia, and the US in internet social, mobile, fintech and marketplace businesses.

He previously led Corporate Strategy for eBay in Silicon Valley developing their first mobile strategy and spearheading over $3 billion in strategic acquisitions, including Skype and As a partner at McKinsey & Co in Hong Kong, he co-founded and co-led McKinsey’s global Mobile Commerce Initiative growing from scratch to 200 professionals and $100m in revenues. He co-built Booz-Allen’s Jakarta office and started his career as an R&D engineer in fiber-optic telecommunications with Rockwell.

He has an MS in Management from MIT, an Advanced Certificate in Maths from Cambridge, and an AB in Physics from Harvard. He has split his career across Europe, the US, and Asia, and is fluent in French. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons, playing in a rock n roll band, playing squash, and scuba diving.