We have been involved in the founding, funding, operation, technology development, business development, management, and exit of many, many startups — with a spectrum of outcomes from “industry leader” to “successful sale” to “pie on face”. This experience has allowed us to truly understand startups in a way that most simply can't.
At the earliest stages, we help startups to fundamentally improve their DNA to move them to an inflection point sufficient to bring on major customers, secure investment, or enable the sale of the company — as appropriate.
Later stage startups value our experience with corporate asset and IP sales, capital raises, debt issuance, and strategic acquisitions. We have structured transactions both as C-level officers of high-growth companies and as outside advisors and investors.
This experience —earned on both sides of the table — gives us a unique perspective that allows us to better understand the opportunities and challenges in front of you so that we can best serve the founding team.
Talk to us today about how our experience can serve you.
As Managing Director of Philadev, Chris works exclusively with emerging growth companies as any / all of an advisor, investor, or operating officer. His background is as a founder and / or C-level operator of high-growth companies including:
Chris joined Kapsul as chief strategy officer in July 2017 and was made chief operating officer in February 2018. Kapsul's goal iis to reinvent the home climate market worldwide with beautifully designed products like room air conditioners, heaters, and humidistats that users love. Kapsul's first product is a 5,000 BTU window air conditioner that Tech Insider called “The solution to window air conditioners we’ve all been waiting for.”
Chris serves on a number of boards and advisory committees for startups and is the chairman of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, a non-profit that helps underserved youth build resiliency and life skills. He is a techstars mentor and has served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Baiada Institute, teaches occasional courses on entrepreneurship at LeBow School of Business, and advises entrepreneurship students at Drexel, Penn, and Temple.