About The Speaker
Chris Neumann is the Founder and CEO of Commonwealth Ventures, an organization devoted to narrowing the expertise gap between international startup ecosystems and the Silicon Valley. As a serial entrepreneur and early startup employee, Chris helped raise more than USD $70M across 5 startups, which collectively have been sold for more than USD $300M. After his last startup, DataHero, was acquired in 2015, Chris joined 500 Startups as a Venture Partner, where he designed and launched an accelerator program focused on big data, machine learning and AI startups. Through that program, he led investments in startups in the US, Canada, the UK, Russia, Italy, Israel, Belarus and Nigeria. He has subsequently helped many of those companies raise follow-on rounds from leading VCs in the US, Canada and Europe, with one successful acquisition to-date. Chris is an active angel investor, board member, and advisor to startups in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK and an associate of the Creative Destruction Lab in Canada and the Data Lab in Scotland.