Entrepreneurship Founders

Chris Cooper

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2017

Contact Information:

Website: http://pelionvp.com

Employment:

Job Title: General Partner
Company: Pelion Venture Partners
Location: Utah, United States

Expertise:

  • Early-stage venture investing

Biography:

I spent the better part of two decades in the software and tech industry in a variety of operational capacities including sales management, strategic alliances, corporate development and also ran both on and off-shore development organizations.  Alongside Blake Modersitzki, I was a part of a corporate venture practice at Novell, which led to a second career as an entrepreneur building out what today is Pelion Venture Partners – an early-stage enterprise software VC fund. Pelion is currently investing out of its 6th fund and has $1Billion under management.

My wife Holly is a type 1 diabetic and kidney transplant recipient who does crazy things like marathon running and even the occasional triathlon, which, needless to say, is pretty amazing. I’m in a state of persistent awe around her tenacity and determination.  Luckily for me, its people like this that are drawn to the world of company building and entrepreneurship and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Pelion Venture Partners is a Utah-based, nationally focused enterprise software/tech fund. Chris Cooper and Blake Modersitzki have spent over two decades working together in various operating capacities at WordPerfect and Novell and have built out the current Pelion platform beginning in 2002.