Chris Barchak

Venture Partner

Chris joined Next47 in 2018 and is based in London, where he leads the firm’s European investments. He has extensive experience in pan-European venture and growth investment in private and public technology companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Prior to Next47, Chris was a Principal at Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (now Eight Roads). He began his venture investing career at Index Ventures in Geneva where he served as an Associate under firm founder Neil Rimer. Most recently, he was a Partner at Conor Venture Partners in London.

Chris previously worked as a software developer before moving to customer-facing operational and strategic roles. He holds two degrees in computer science from MIT and an MBA from INSEAD. A dual Finnish and U.S. citizen, Chris has settled in London after living in 8 countries.