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Shane Corstorphine is SVP Growth at Skyscanner, the world’s travel search engine. Shane originally joined Skyscanner as Chief Financial Officer, where he was instrumental in multiple investment rounds, including from Sequoia Capital and a $192m investment round in January 2016, before becoming SVP of all regional marketing, taking Skyscanner to in excess of 50 markets each with at least 1m users. Skyscanner now has more than 80m monthly unique users with no single market being larger than 15%. A truly Global business.
Playing a pivotal role in growing Skyscanner from c.100 to 1,200 employees, Shane is also an advocate of the “fail fast” approach in the workplace and the importance of growth mindset. Having been an advisor to online startups for more than 15 years, and continuing to advise and invest in both start-ups and scale-ups, Shane is an enthused speaker on all things digital, including start-ups and scaling businesses for growth. In December 2018, Tech Nation published their new book ‘Upscale: What it takes to scale a startup by the people who have done it’ with journalist and author James Silver interviewing Shane exclusively for a chapter dedicated to overseas expansion.