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Chris Lamontagne

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Chris Lamontagne

Chris Lamontagne

CEO, Teespring

Chris Lamontagne is a data-driven, entrepreneurial leader with a breadth of start-up knowledge across high growth environments. He began his entrepreneurial journey aged 20 years old, founding a sports-focused brand engagement platform that served top clients like ESPN and O2. In 2009, he was awarded with the title ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by The Prince’s Trust. Post a successful exit, aged just 23, he went on to found an all-electric car-sharing business and Hiremarket.com - a marketplace disrupting equipment rental.

In 2013, Chris joined Gett (formerly GettTaxi) as Head of Growth, and after working on go-to-market strategy, helped spearhead 400% year-on-year growth that lead to a $1.4bn valuation. During a brief spell in Venture Capital, Chris lead growth in portfolio companies at Hambro Perks, the venture firm and private investment funding that backs leading British technology companies.

Chris then made the move to Silicon Valley to take on a new challenge at Teespring, where he is now CEO - the innovative e-commerce platform that allows independent sellers to design and sell their highly-customized products online. Chris believes Teespring is the perfect intersection between online innovation and offline disruption, converging to create a revolutionary movement called ‘Pre-Commerce’. The company has shipped over 25 million products and paid out over $300m to it’s sellers, making more than 30 of them millionaires. Chris believes that any industry is capable of disruption if creativity and technology are amalgamated the right way.

Chris is a seasoned public speaker, and guest author for Virgin.com, This Is Money and Real Business, providing business insights from small business to Silicon Valley start-ups. Alongside his professional career, Chris has also recently begun studying Disruptive Strategy, under Professor Clay Christensen at Harvard Business School.

Sessions
  • I love IRX it has that great mix of interesting sessions and speakers, as well as a good exhibition filled with new suppliers and new technologies – it’s a great time out of the office!
    Sarah Stagg
    Director of Digital Product, House of Fraser
  • IRX is a must attend event, I’m here every year. It’s a great venue… really convenient venue and a lot of great exhibitors.
    Stuart McMillan
    Deputy Head of eCommerce, Schuh
  • The thing about IRX is the consistency, it’s now a very well established show, it’s well-known within our industry and for me what’s interesting, is that it attracts a lot of established businesses that want to do even more and get even bigger.
    Julian Wallis
    Head of Sales UK & Ireland, Ingenico ePayments
  • I think it’s one of the biggest events of the year, I’ve actually come over from Sweden to be here today and it seems like it’s bigger than ever before.
    Kieran Clinton-Tarestad
    Global Head of eCommerce, GANT
  • This is one of the best places from a networking perspective to meet new people.
    Mike Durbridge
    Omni Channel Director, B&Q
  • IRX I always find useful. It’s one of the biggest exhibitions for the internet retailing space.
    Neil Sansom
    CEO, Woolovers

 

Location

Hall 2
The NEC Birmingham

Information

Clarion LogoIRX is organised by Internet Retailing Events, registered in England and Wales, Company Number 07081797, VAT No. GB 843845601 

Registered Office: Bedford House, 69-79 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JW, United Kingdom

Internet Retailing Events are a subsidiary of Clarion Events Limited.