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Chris C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 23, 2014

Chris C.

Startup Advisor/Investor/Strategy Consultant
   United States
Evanston
  |  9:55 am Local Time

Overview

Christopher is currently an Investment Professional at Merrick Ventures, a healthcare and information technology focused venture capital firm in Chicago, IL. Christopher is also an advisor to various early stage technology companies in the Chicago area.

Prior to joining Merrick Ventures, Christopher spent nearly three years as an Associate at Arcapita Ventures, the growth stage venture capital arm of Arcapita, Inc., evaluating healthcare and information technology related investment opportunities. Prior to Arcapita, Christopher worked in...

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Business Planning
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Service Description

I have a strong finance, strategy, marketing, and operational background. I have authored detailed investment memoranda summarizing investment thesis, structure, merits and risks; due diligence findings; and financial, valuation, and returns analyses. I have also worked with venture-backed portfolio companies on financing, business development, acquisition, and liquidation scenarios

Recent project work has included: 1) International remittance go-to-market strategy for a start-up financial services firms in Banjul, Gambia 2) Salesforce assessment and optimization for a privately held medical products enterprise in Charlotte, NC 3) Product launch and go-to-market strategy for a web-based consumer focused healthcare start-up in Chicago, IL.; 4) Digital marketing strategy development

Skill set and prior experience includes: financial diligence and modeling; financing strategy and fundraising; digital marketing strategy (search and social media); market and competitive research; pricing strategy; sales force design and optimization; company formation; corporate M&A; corporate divestitures; and legal diligence; product management; animation; software development; demo reel creation.

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Education

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern
Master of Business Administration
2008 - 2009
Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience and Economics)
1999 - 2003

Keywords

Skill set and prior experience includes: financial diligence and modeling; financing strategy and fundraising; digital marketing strategy (search and social media); market and competitive research; pricing strategy; sales force design and optimization; company formation; corporate M&A; corporate divestitures; and legal diligence. product management; animation; software development; demo reel creation.
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