Professor Christopher Mairs

Subject Engineering
Fellow type Honorary
Year started 2017

Biography


Professor Christopher Mairs was an undergraduate at Churchill College, graduating in Computer Science in 1979. He is now an angel investor focused on deep tech and a Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First. He was a co-founder and CTO of Metaswitch Networks, including a period working in Silicon Valley. He was also Chairman of Magic Pony Technology, acquired by Twitter in 2016. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.

In 2017 Chris completed a 3,600 mile tandem ride across America. Being blind himself, he raised £150,000 to restore sight to 5000 cataract sufferers in India, Namibia, Cambodia and elsewhere.