Co-founder at Firestartr
Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor
Chipper is an experienced internet operator, investor, and advisor. He is co-founder of Firestartr, a digital venture platform helping talented entrepreneurs build revolutionary digital businesses, focused initially on European startups targeting global markets in e-commerce, fintech/bitcoin, mobile, social, cloud/SaaS, “internet of things”, and more. Previously he led Corporate Strategy for eBay in Silicon Valley developing their first mobile strategy and spearheading over $3 billion in strategic acquisitions, including Skype and Shopping.com. 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, and wishes he played squash, composed at the piano, and scuba-dived more.