Toby is a Co-Founder and Partner at Mosaic Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in London. He has been in investing and operating roles in the internet sector since 1996. Prior to Mosaic, as a Partner at Virgin and an active angel investor over the past 4 years, Toby has made investments in companies such as Criteo, CreativeLive, Hailo, Pinterest and Transferwise and served on boards including Criteo, Virgin Care, Virgin Galactic, and Virgin Mobile (France). Toby was previously SVP Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Yahoo! from 2001-2007 where he led the team that invested $1 billion into Alibaba for a 40% ownership stake in 2005 and acquired over 30 startups including Flickr, Inktomi, and Overture, for an aggregate of over $4 billion. Toby also ran Yahoo!’s European operations from 2007-2009, a $1 billion division of Yahoo! with over 2,000 employees. Prior to this, Toby was an Internet investor at Windsor Media and Allen & Company and was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. Toby graduated with an MA from Oxford University, where he was awarded a First in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and later earned 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