Chris Corbishley

London, United Kingdom

VC Investor, Forward Partners
Chris's Skills
E Commerce
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Artificial Intelligence
Growth Investing
Venture Capital
Machine Learning

Age Group


About Chris

VC Investor at Forward Partners. Passionate about scaling tech start-ups, with a focus on data-driven operating models.­ Previously, Founder of Growth Squared and Head of Analytics at Swoon Editions. Worked with scale-ups on London Stock Exchange ELITE and spin-outs from Imperial College London.


'See the opportunity in every difficulty' - Winston Churchill

Work Experience


Growth Squared

September 2016 - August 2017

Data-driven growth solutions. On a mission to make e-commerce businesses smarter through machine learning and advanced analytics. Our models (ready to be trained and tested) have been proven to drive top-line growth and capital efficiency.


Forward Partners

August 2017 - Today

At Forward Partners, the UK's leading early-stage VC, we provide a game changing combination of capital and operational support to supercharge startups. Our unique approach is helping to build the UK's next generation of talented AI, e-commerce and marketplace businesses.

Head of Analytics

Swoon Editions

January 2016 - November 2016

Analytics for an online furniture brand that enables people to buy beautifully handcrafted furniture at honest, reasonable prices. By avoiding expensive overheads - such as retail space and inventory - we pass these savings onto our customers, forecasting demand for the most commercially inspired products and launching each new Edition in a limited batch.

ELITE Associate

London Stock Exchange

April 2014 - July 2016

Associate on the London Stock Exchange ELITE programme, which provides the founders, CEOs and executive teams of the UK’s fastest growing companies with a tailored portfolio of business support tools and education services.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Imperial College London

November 2016 - August 2017

Supporting technical postgraduate students and alumni entrepreneurs from Imperial College London to commercialise deep science ventures and launch start-ups of scale.


Imperial College London


2012 - 2015

King's College London

BA Hons

2006 - 2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Executive Education

2017 - 2017