Chris McDemus

Venture Capital and Startup Lawyer, Entrepreneur, and Triathlete in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris McDemus

Venture Capital and Startup Lawyer, Entrepreneur, and Triathlete in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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I've spent my entire career helping start, build, grow and exit start-up, early stage and emerging growth companies as both a deal lawyer and an entrepreneur.

My time is focused on three areas. Advising start-up, emerging growth and middle market companies as a Managing Partner at Baer Crossey McDemus LLC. Starting up technology ventures, angel investing or turning around B2B software companies as a Managing Partner at Cairn Venture Partners, LLC. Brain dumping into my VC Deal Lawyer blog all of the knowledge I've gathered over the past 20 years working with investors and angel- and venture-backed companies.

When I am not spending time with my family or working, you can catch me competing in triathlons or running, cycling or skiing. Trying to break the stereotype that lawyers have no personality, are risk averse and live in a world of "no".

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    • Baer Crossey McDemus LLC