We are so pleased to have Greg Marsh joining us in the Launchpad to speak about his experiences of being an entrepreneur.
Inspired by a trip to Pisa in 2009, Greg left leading venture capital firm Index Ventures to start onefinestay, a pioneering luxury hospitality business that lets travellers enjoy hotel services in beautiful homes while the owners are out of town.
The company, acquired by AccorHotels in 2016 in a deal worth more than $250m, today employs over 700 people in seven several international hubs.
Following its acquisition, Greg stepped down as CEO and Chairman after seven years at the helm.
Previously, Greg worked on the technology investment team at Index Ventures, and headed product at b2b marketplace start-up GF-X.
A Londoner by birth, Greg has an MA in philosophy from Christ’s College, Cambridge, and won a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard Business School where he earned his MBA with high distinction and was named Ford Scholar.
Greg has invested in a number of start-up companies, including Deliveroo, Onfido, Trouva and Klev.io (Sherlock). He currently sits on the advisory boards of APCOA, Europe's leading car park operator, and pioneering organic babyfood business, Pumpkin. He has served as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Amnesty International since 2007. In 2016 he was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College Business School.