Chris Sugden is a Managing Partner at Edison Ventures, a leading growth-stage venture fund. He is a successful entrepreneur, experienced in finance, business strategy, product management, sales, marketing and capital formation. His financial and operating perspective from start-up to growth stage make him a valuable asset to portfolio company management.
Chris is Chairman of the firm’s investment committee. He leads Edison’s largest industry segment in financial technology and services. He is a thought leader in financial technology investing. Chris has deep domain and investment expertise in payments, capital markets and wealth management segments. He currently serves as a Director of eight Edison portfolio companies.
At Edison, Chris has led 27 financings including 16 new investments and has served as a Director of 16 companies.
Chris is a certified public accountant and a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance at Michigan State.