Venture Capitalist in Boulder, Colorado
Chris Moody is a partner at the venture capital firm, Foundry Group, focusing on investments in technology companies. He loves working with entrepreneurs to scale their companies globally while helping them maintain the passion that sparked them to start their businesses in the first place.
Chris has been scaling businesses as a C-level executive at public and private companies for over 25 years. Prior to joining Foundry Group, Chris was GM & VP of Twitter’s Data & Enterprise Solutions business. In this role, he focused on making the world healthier, safer and more productive by enabling thousands of developers and companies to build innovative solutions on top of Twitter’s platform. Chris was previously CEO of Gnip, the world's largest provider of social data, which was acquired by Twitter in 2014.
Chris is considered a pioneer in developing data and platform strategies. He has worked closely with some of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing technology companies to help them formulate and execute their platform strategies. Chris’ views on the importance of data as it relates to global matters of health and safety have been shared across the world including at The White House and the United Nations.
Prior to Gnip, Chris was at Aquent where he served in several executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for the daily operations of 70 teams in 17 countries. Chris began his career as a management and technology consultant working for EDS, Oracle, and IBM where he led engagements at more than 25 Fortune 500 companies.
To help ensure US-based startups meet their full potential, Chris spends time on two shortcomings of the current startup ecosystem: gender diversity and geographic diversity. He is on the board of NCWIT, and serves on the Executive Committee of 100+Women Strong.
Chris is a huge fan of the Auburn Tigers. In 2015 he was named Auburn’s Electrical Engineering Alumni of the Year and was designated an Auburn University Distinguished Engineer in 2016. That same year he delivered Auburn’s Spring Commencement Address. He currently serves on Auburn’s Engineering Alumni Council.
Chris loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys riding his bike in the foothills around Boulder and his snowboard in the Rocky Mountains. He writes about startups and other stuff at chrismoody.com. Chris also vlogs about startups and venture capital on his YouTube channel, Venture Kills