Tom Chi

Inventor, Leader, Coach, Speaker
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/software products and services. He’s played a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).  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 organizations 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 at 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 and environmental/climate entrepreneurs around the globe, and coaching/teaching a limited number of values-aligned organizations & leaders.