Toby Coppel

 Toby Coppel

Toby Coppel is an investment partner of Virgin Group. He is former Chief Strategy Officer of Yahoo! Inc. and EVP/Managing Director of Yahoo! Europe.


Toby is an Investment Partner of the Virgin Group and invests in early stage internet companies in the US, Europe and Israel. He is also an active private angel investor.   Prior to Virgin, Toby was with Yahoo!, where he was a member of the executive team that grew the company from $700m to $7bn in revenues from 2001-2007. As Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Corporate Development, he led ~$5bn in acquisitions and investments. Toby was also Managing Director of Yahoo! Europe/Canada from 2007-2009.

Prior to Yahoo!, Toby was a co-founder of Windsor Media, a private investment firm that he started with Terry Semel, former Chairman/CEO of Warner Bros and Yahoo!. Toby also held principal investment and client advisory positions with Allen & Company and Goldman Sachs.

Toby is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. Toby received his MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First Class) from Oxford University and an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School.

Positions held at the OII

  • Advisory Board Member, April 2010 -
  • Visiting Industry Associate, March 2009 - March 2010