Christian Tooley

Global Shaper, London Hub,

Award-winning queer entrepreneur & strategist based in East London, working & hustling at the heart of innovation, intersectionality, & investment.

💡 I lead a team across EMEA as Senior Manager for Bain’s Innovation Exchange, driving new growth to scale Ecosystem - Innovation - Venture Building services, & evolve an ecosystem of corporates, startups, & VCs (

🚀 I am Founder & CEO of i³ investing – bridging community, connection, & capital between intersectional, notably LGBTQ+ founders, & consciousness investors (

🙌🏼 As a Venture Scout for Backed VC & startup advisor, I offer deal-flow, strategic services (from design to capital & growth), & sit on various boards - ping me for seed investment inquiries (€500K - €5M).

🌍 I am a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, from Hong Kong to London, driving initiatives connecting social impact and business, particularly on systems thinking & innovation.

🌈 I’m often found doing *many gay things*, with founders, boards, & various orgs. - and I'm listed as a Top LGBT+ Future Leader by Yahoo Finance and won a global McKinsey Achievement Award.

Always open to connecting, especially over coffee or cocktails, please send a personalised invite to chat - you may find more candid professionalism or cat updates via @twoleystreet on Instagram & Twitter.

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