|MIT , Masters of Science||1987|
|MIT, Bachelor of Science|
|MIT, Masters of Science||1987|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA||1991|
Chris is a Partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He has over 20 years of venture capital experience and invests in areas including networking, storage, cloud, software/SaaS, big data as well as mobile technologies and applications. Chris has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top venture capital investors nine times since its introduction in 2001. He has also backed over 10 first-time CEOs who have led their startup companies though successful IPOs. Chris has served as a director of a number of public companies including eHealth (EHTH), Fusion-io (FIO) and Riverbed Technology (RVBD) where he currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Prior to Lightspeed, Chris was a General Partner of Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners which he joined in 1991 to focus on seed and early-stage investments in technology companies. Previously, he worked in corporate finance and capital markets roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. after serving as a software engineer at IBM. Chris holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Chris enjoys mentoring student entrepreneurs and is involved in startup-related university programs at Stanford and MIT including MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. He also has an interest in children’s health and education, currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and Trustee of Trinity School in Menlo Park, CA.