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Chris Wand is an active startup advisor with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of venture capital investing and technology startups. Most recently, he was a founding managing director of Foundry Group, an early-stage $225 million venture capital fund focused on information technology investments. Chris started his venture capital career with Mobius Venture Capital, a firm with over $2 billion of capital under management. Before joining Mobius Venture Capital, Chris was in charge of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at MessageMedia (formerly known as First Virtual Holdings). Chris was also instrumental in the transformation of the business from the first secure Internet payment system to a leader in the email messaging services industry. Prior to MessageMedia, Chris was a management consultant at LEK Consulting, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions advisement and general strategy consulting to Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries including high-tech, media and entertainment, communications, OEM electronics, industrial products and agri-business. Chris serves on the board and executive committee of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is an active classroom speaker, business plan judge and student mentor. He has also served for seven years on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association where he chaired the nationally-recognized Venture Capital in the Rockies conference.