Judge, 2016 West (Colorado)

Chris is the Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Note Ventures. He has been investing in early stage technology companies and working with entrepreneurs for over 15 years.

Prior to launching BNV, Chris was a partner at Tango, a private investment company located in Boulder, Colorado. He also continues to serve as a Principal of High Country Venture, the general partner of Colorado Funds I & II, venture capital funds investing in early stage companies located in Colorado.

Prior to Tango, Chris was a lawyer in the Denver office of Hogan & Hartson, where he practiced corporate law and represented various private equity firms and early stage companies raising capital.

Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, a group dedicated to supporting venture activities and entrepreneurs in the 8-state Rocky Mountain Region.

When Chris is not working, he enjoys the fact that he lives in Colorado.  He is a full time father, an avid fly fisherman, and an aspiring garage band guitarist.  He and his family are lucky enough to live in Niwot, Colorado, where they enjoy spectacular views of the Flatiron Mountains and Long’s Peak on a daily basis.