Chris Lawlor

Co Founder and Head of Strategy TQ Tezos

Chris Lawlor is a Co-Founder of TQ Tezos, a NYC blockchain technology company that builds open

source standards and tools and helps enterprises and startups implement solutions on the Tezos

blockchain smart contract platform. He is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, where he

teaches the graduate level course “Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World.”

Chris is also an advisor to numerous companies including CIV:LAB, a NYC-based, global not-for-profit

organization that focuses on advancing urban innovation. With a broad entrepreneurial background, he

focuses on building innovation ecosystems that drive inclusive growth and scaling business and

investment models that solve long-horizon challenges.

Previously, Chris served as the first Head of North America for Monica Vinader Ltd, a high-growth

consumer brand based in London. He spilt his time between NYC, where he was responsible for

establishing and leading the North American team and business, and London, where he served on the

global executive team with oversight of the company’s operations in the UK, EMEA, Asia, and North


An entrepreneur at heart, Chris has founded or co-founded four companies in diverse fields including

mobility, consumer goods, luxury goods, and workforce development. He co-founded the Harvard Real

Estate Venture Competition, the first prop-tech competition in the US, ran a venture fund and holding

company for startups at Northwestern University, and is an investor member of the Harvard Business

School Alumni Angels of New York. He is an avid skier, amateur musician, and lover of food, wine,

travel, science, and space.

Chris holds a B.A. in Physics and Astronomy from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard

Business School.

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