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Toby Coppel is a co-founder and partner at Mosaic Ventures, a European venture capital firm managing $300 million and focused on early stage investing. Toby has been investing and operating in internet startups since 1996. He began his investment career at Allen & Company, before starting his first investment firm. He joined Yahoo!’s new management team in 2001 and spent 6 years as Yahoo!’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading over $5 billion of investments and acquisitions including $1 billion into Alibaba. Since then, both as an angel and alongside Richard Branson and Virgin, he has made investments including Criteo, Pinterest, and Transferwise. At Mosaic, Toby is thematically focused on blockchain and crypto, computational health, machine intelligence, marketplaces, and next-generation finance. He serves as the Chair of eLife Sciences, an open life sciences research platform supported by the Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Max Planck Foundation. He is a graduate of Oxford University and Harvard University, and a member of the 2005 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.