Christian Tooley

Hello! I’m Christian (he/him),
award-winning queer entrepreneur & innovation strategist in East London… when not fending to my cats, I also:


  • consult corporates on strategy (via business-model & tech innovation);

  • build new businesses end-to-end (from seed to scale);

  • advise & invest in founders (industry agnostic, from pre-seed to series a).

I wear many hats around the world… preferably baseball caps, but also as:

🚀 Founder & CEO
@ i³ investing
💡 Senior Manager, EMEA
@ Bain & Company
🌍 Global Shaper
@ World Economic Forum
🌈 Many gay things with founders, investors, boards, policymakers, politicians, & global corporates🦄 Venture Scout, Investor,
Advisor & Builder

@ Backed VC, Landscape, Independent
(DM for seed investment & deal-flow)

  • Looking for investment? For seed investment inquiries (€500K - €5M), I’m open to pitches.

  • Underestimated founder or investors (investing in intersectionality) looking for community, deal-flow, & joint capital opportunities?

  • Evolving your industry via innovation & need advisory services?

Awards, Recognition, & Publications🏦 2021 Top 100
LGBT+ Future Leaders
@ Yahoo Finance

🌍 2021 Global Winner,
McKinsey Achievement Awards
@ McKinsey & Company

📰 Systems Thinking & Innovation
Thought Leadership
@ World Economic Forum

🌱 Sustainability Innovation
Thought Leadership
@ Bain & Company

🦄 Intersectional Investing
Featured Article
@ FT’s Sifted

📬 If you’re interested in any services or opportunities (via an ‘official hat’ or independently), ping me!

  • E2E Venture Building

  • Innovation Consulting

  • Venture Capital

  • Speaking, Facilitating, & Lecturing

  • Strategy & C-Suite Advisory

  • Angel Investing

  • Systems Thinking

  • Design Strategy

  • Startup & Founder Advisory

  • Global Board Portfolio

  • DEI & LGBTQ+ Advisory