Toby Coppel is a Partner of Virgin Green Fund and a member of its Investment Committee.
Toby has a strong track record of principal investing in growth companies and strong operational experience. His background and expertise allow him to provide unique insights regarding the convergence of energy, communications and information technologies. Prior to VGF, Toby held a number of senior executive roles with Yahoo!, including Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director, Yahoo! Europe & Canada. While at Yahoo!, Toby was responsible for almost $5 billion of acquisitions and investments. Toby was also the Executive sponsor for Yahoo’s global sustainability program and led initiatives including the launch of Yahoo! Green and the management of Yahoo’s carbon footprint across its global data centers and facilities.
Prior to Yahoo!, Toby was a Founding Partner of Windsor Media a private investment company that acquires traditional media businesses and re-positions them for the digital future. Toby also held investment and client advisory positions with Allen & Company and Goldman Sachs.
Toby is an Industry Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a Member of both the Israel-Britain and Palestine-Britain Business Councils.
Toby received his MA Philosophy, Politics & Economics (First Class) from Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom and an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School.