Mandeep was previously an investor at BC Partners, one of Europe’s largest Private Equity funds, who owned a number of technology and retail businesses, such as Intelsat, Foxtons (where Mandeep was on the board), Phones4U and Petsmart. Prior to that Mandeep was a retail strategy consultant at OC&C and advised Arcadia/TopShop and DFS amongst others, which was where he first saw the impact that online was having on offline retail. During this time Mandeep was seconded to Asda Wal-Mart, helped launch their first small stores. Although he’d say Trouva was his first “start-up”, Mandeep set up his first business, a web development agency, from his bedroom when he was 15. Mandeep studied Physics at Cambridge University and has been interviewed about the future of retail by media such as BBC One (BBC Breakfast News) and The Sunday Times. In his spare time Mandeep is a judge for the Techpreneurs Entrepreneur of the Year awards and an Ambassador for Bright Mentors, which encourages entrepreneurs to mentor secondary school children.