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Main focus

Investments

 

Current investments

CitNOW

Smoothwall

 

Contact details

E: christian@tenzing.pe

T: +44 (0)20 3282 7560

Christian Hamilton

 

Christian is co-founder and joint Managing Partner of Tenzing.

 

Before founding Tenzing in 2016, Christian spent over a decade investing at Inflexion Private Equity. During this time, he met joint co-founders Guy and Rob when they introduced him to entrepreneurs seeking investment opportunities. The three of them struck it off immediately, sharing similar interests and a passion for sport, people and business.

 

Whilst at Inflexion, Christian’s partner in crime was Gareth Healy, who joined the Tenzing team in 2019. It was here that he also met serial entrepreneur Glenn Elliott whilst serving as NED on his board at Reward Gateway. Glenn joined Tenzing in 2020 as Entrepreneur in Residence.

 

Over the last fifteen years, Christian’s backed many entrepreneurs and management teams, helping them grow their businesses and develop internationally. These UK champions include Reward Gateway, Aspen Pumps, CP Electronics, Griffin, CloserStill and ACIS.

 

Favourite Quote

 

“Luck has nothing to do with it. I have spent many, many countless hours on court, working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” – Serena Williams

 

Podcasts

 

  • The Knowledge Project
  • BBC Friday Night Comedy
  • Desert Island Discs

 

Ideal birthday

 

  • Sailing in the morning followed by a long boozy brunch with friends and family that drifts into the early evening.

 

Any good at networking?

 

  • Terrible! He loves speaking to people and hearing their stories but thinks he’s awful in groups of new people.

 

Confessions

 

  • He once lived in someone’s shed in La Rochelle as an Au Pair.
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