Kris is a Managing Partner at Wavemaker and is focused on US investments. He also leads Wavemaker’s efforts investing in emerging technology hubs across the US and sits on the investment committee of Sadie Wavemaker, a fund based in Columbus, OH that focuses on pre-seed and seed investments in the Midwest.
Prior to Wavemaker, Kris was a Managing Partner at Amplify.LA, one the top startup accelerators in the U.S. Prior to that he held roles as both Senior Associate and Venture Partner at CrossCut Ventures. He has been an active early stage investor in LA Tech since 2011 and has been involved in over 80 investments that have collectively raised more than $700 million in follow-on capital. Kris also sits on the Tech Advisory Board for Delta Airlines. He holds a BS from Virginia Tech and a MBA from University of Southern California.