At One Ventures
Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant, to corporate executive developing new hardware and software products and services. He has played a significant role in established projects with global reach – such as Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo Search – and scaled new projects from conception to significance. He is also a lifelong inventor, with 75 patents across hardware, software, design and mechanical systems.
Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organisations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefitted over a dozen industry-leading companies. He was one of the founding members of Google X and served as Head of Product Experience, developing technology such as Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars.
His current focus is investing in disruptive deep tech to reinvent the industrial economy to help humanity become a net positive to nature. This involves finding, funding and mentoring social, environmental and climate entrepreneurs around the globe and coaching a limited number of values-aligned organisations and leaders.