Chris is the founder and CEO of Lyst, the world’s biggest fashion search platform used by 104 million shoppers each year. Including over 6 million products from brands including Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent, Lyst offers shoppers convenience and unparalleled choice in one place.
Launched in London in 2010, Lyst’s investors include LVMH, 14W, Balderton and Accel Partners. Prior to founding Lyst, Chris was an investor at Benchmark Capital and Balderton Capital in London, focusing on the early-stage consumer internet space.
He holds an MA in Physics and Philosophy from Cambridge University.
Investor Q&A with Nicola McClafferty, Investment Director at Draper Esprit
The video recording is HERE.
Nicola is not only an established investor, she is also a board member at Lyst.
Nicola joined Draper Esprit in 2017. Prior to joining the company Nicola was co-founder and CEO of online retailer, Covetique, sold to ASOS plc. Nicola spent 5 years as a venture capital investor with Nalderton Capital and media-consultancy Ravenbeck, focusing on early stage technology and media investments. Nicola started her career as an investment banking analyst in the technology team of Jefferies International in London.
Nicola has been a start-up mentor on the Enterprise Ireland Retailer Ready programme. She graduated from University College Dublin with a BComm in International Business & French.
The Investor Q&A was moderated by Bhavin Turakhia, a successfully exited serial entrepreneur, who built and sold 4 companies and recently raised a big round for his 5th startup, a fin-tech company Zeta (valued at $300M).