|Venture Fund Member Profile
By forging partnerships with entrepreneurs, service providers and other financing sources, Edison Venture Fund supports building successful companies.
Edison invests in expansion stage ($5 to 20 million revenue) information technology companies located in the New York City to Virginia corridor. We invest $5 to 8 million initially and usually are the sole or lead investor.
Edison seeks companies that have the capability to lead emerging markets. We identify promising enterprises that will grow rapidly with proprietary products or services. We contribute to building successful companies that earn superior returns for the entrepreneur, investors and key contributors. Over the past 20 years, Edison's portfolio companies have created market capitalization surpassing $5 billion.
Edison's capital pool exceeds $550 million in six independent limited partnerships. Our diversified strategy includes venture capital, expansion financings, management buyouts, consolidations, and secondary stock purchases.
Edison has expertise and experience in financial technology, pharmaceutical business solutions and communications. Appication software segments span customer relationship management, human resources, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, healthcare and education. Wireless data, ecommerce and web applications are also Edison specialties.
Edison Venture Fund
Chris leads Edison's investment team focused on financial technology and services. Chris identifies and evaluates new investment opportunites in the New York and New Jersey region.
As a board member, Chris provides strategic, financial, sales and marketing expertise. His background as a general manager in several emerging technology companies brings a practical perspective to board meetings.
Chris is an active member in many venture industry networking organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events, technology conferences and financing seminars.
Chris joined Edison in 2002. Chris has led 12 new investments and currently serves on 7 boards of Edison portfolio companies. In 2004, Chris was named by NJBIZ to the "40 under 40" list.
Prior to joining Edison, Chris served as Princeton eCom's EVP of the Electronic Billing Division. As CFO he led the business development, finance and accounting departments.
Earlier in his career, Chris was a founding executive for two magazine start-ups and internet businesses. Chris spent four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the entrepreneurial services group.
Chris is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPA's.
BA with Honor, Michigan State University
||Billtrust Paper and electronic billing / payment solutions.|
||Edgetrade Direct Market Access trading platform and Algorithm Trading functionality for institutional investors|
||Exclaim Internet applications for sending and printing digital photos. Wireless applications for sharing and downloading digital photos on cell phones|
||Scivantage Web-based, front and back-office products for the brokerage industry.|
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