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Blue Note Ventures
831 Pearl Street
Blue Note Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in great technology companies and serving entrepreneurs committed to authentic leadership.
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Chris is the Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Note Ventures.
has been investing in early stage technology companies and working with entrepreneurs for over 15 years.
Prior to launching BNV, Chris was a partner at Tango, a private investment company located in Boulder, Colorado.
He also continues to serve as a Principal of High Country Venture, the general partner of Colorado Funds I & II, venture capital funds investing in early stage companies located in Colorado.
Read more about the Colorado Funds and their portfolio of companies.
Prior to Tango, Chris was a lawyer in the Denver office of Hogan & Hartson, where he practiced corporate law and represented various private equity firms and early stage companies raising capital.
Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, a group dedicated to supporting venture activities and entrepreneurs in the 8-state Rocky Mountain Region.
Learn more about the RMVCA
is not working, he
enjoys the fact that he
lives in Colorado.
is a full time father, an avid fly fisherman, and an aspiring garage band guitarist.
family are lucky enough to live in Niwot, Colorado, where they enjoy spectacular views of the Flatiron Mountains and Long's Peak on a daily basis.
Fight Club for Entrepreneurs - Fortune
Like any good fighter, Chris Marks then attacked the wound with a series of blows that sent blood and sweat spewing from his adversary's face.
Some 700 spectators cheered from the sticky floor of a hot, dark bar, and after three rounds, Marks was declared the victor.
A Boulder dance club isn't a place you'd normally find a boxing ring, and you definitely wouldn't expect to see entrepreneurs and venture capitalists-more accustomed to trading deal points than uppercuts- brawling there.
But that was the scene on a recent evening as Marks, 46, of Blue Note Ventures, and others put their dukes up for a charity fundraiser called Founders Fight, part of Startup Week, a series of events for entrepreneurs.
It's an experience Marks never anticipated.
got talked into participating after going to a gym to take his
frustrations out on a punching bag after a deal went south.
Fighting in front of peers, he
says, is intense: "There's a survival instinct that kicks in.
Chris Marks, Founder and ...
Chris Marks, Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Note Ventures
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?I have been greatly impressed by the value Tim and Will have added to Covalent Data,? said Chris Marks, Managing Director at High Country Venture. ?They possess deep knowledge of the business and have proven their ability to get things done as a team.
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Chris is a Partner with the private investment company Tango, which invests primarily in private high growth companies in the technology sector.
He is also a Principal at High Country Venture, LLC (HCV).
is the General Partner of Colorado Fund I
and Colorado Fund II
, venture capital funds that invest in early stage companies based in Colorado.
Prior to joining Tango, Chris was a corporate attorney with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson.
Chris received his BA from The Colorado College and his JD from University of Colorado Law School.