United States, LA... Technology Related Federate... Investor Preferred Partner I am a tech entrepreneur living in New Orleans and San Francisco. I've launched several Internet companies and write about entrepreneurship at ChrisSchultz.net. I founded Voodoo Ventures as a platform to invest in companies and build our own products. In 2009, I co-founded Launch Pad, a community that provides workspace, mentor network, and educational events to develop the talent in the New Orleans ecosystem. In 2005 I co-founded Flatstack, a software development company with offices in Kazan, Russia and New Orleans that builds applications for clients worldwide. My angel investments through Voodoo Ventures are in Federated Sample, a market research technology firm, and Neighborland, a platform for civic engagement in communities. I actively mentor young entrepreneurs in New Orleans and am passionate about connecting the startup ecosystem in New Orleans to global networks in Silicon Valley and New York. I received an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 2002, and my Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1996. I'm love being on two wheels. I'm currently carless in New Orleans and ride my bike every day and my passion is for motorcycles and taking cross-country road trips during the summer. Specialties: customer acquisition strategies, product development, project management, angel investing EXPERIENCE Founder Voodoo Ventures January 2004 – Present (9 years)Greater New Orleans Area I founded Voodoo Ventures as the platform to launch technology companies. Our portfolio consists of companies we've funded as angel investors and companies where we've prototyped and built products ourselves. Our core philosophy revolves around matching talented partners with great ideas to build businesses. By providing resources and expertise, we work with people to make ideas into reality. Our investment thesis is to seek products and platforms that intersect where web meets world. (Open)5 recommendations, including: Ray Nichols Photography Intern - The Trumpet at Neighborhood Partnership Network It is a rare and extremely pleasurable experience to work alongside someone with Chris's drive, compassion, brilliance and...View Alexander Black CTO / Creative / Film We've come to rely on Chris and the team at Flatsourcing. They have proven time and again their understanding both of...View 3 more recommendations Co-founder Launch Pad January 2009 – Present (4 years)New Orleans Launch Pad is a community for entrepreneurs that provides workspace, a network of mentors, and educational programming and events. We opened Launch Pad in downtown New Orleans and quickly grew to 11,000 square feet and 75 members. We are currently launching the Launch Pad Network, a global network of workspaces for entrepreneurs and creative professionals. Expanding to new locations and building relationships around the world to share our expertise in building thriving and supportive entrepreneurial communities. (Open)1 recommendation Jeremy Epstein VP Marketing and Social Navigator at Sprinklr About a year ago, a mutual friend put Chris and me in touch with each other. His assessment, "you guys share similar passions." As luck would have it, I ended up in NOLA a few weeks after that and had the chance to meet him face to face. A lot...View Co-founder Flatstack 2001 – Present (11 years)New Orleanns, Kazan Launched software development company as partnership with counterparts in Kazan, Russia. We work with clients on Ruby on Rails and iOS application development and augment internal engineering teams. We've grown t...
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