We were introduced to Chris when he mentored us for Springboard, the startup accelerator. We were so impressed by his breadth of knowledge and experience after working in key companies across the media, digital and creative sectors that we jumped at the chance to continue working with him post-Springboard.
He has the rare ability to quickly dig deeply into a product and company by asking the right questions and identifying unique challenges, all the while keeping his ear to the ground and helping to spot and secure strategic opportunities and partnerships. He is a valued ally of The Backscratchers and I would highly recommend working with him.
Jody Orsborn – The Backscratchers CEO
The Backscratchers is the platform that connects innovative brands, agencies and companies with the hand-picked creative talent needed for short-term projects and collaborations. The website launched in public beta in April 2013 and is revenue generating, with over 1,200 registered users and a 500+ person waitlist. Skills on the platform range from photography, web development and filmmaking through to skills not easily sourced on the web like nail art design and retail design for pop-up stores. They are recent winners of the Music Tech Pitch 4.5 competition (both the Audience and Judge’s Vote awards) and were one of 11 teams chosen for Springboard 2012, the startup accelerator working out of Google Campus in London, which was recently acquired by TechStars. http://www.thebackscratchers.