Chris Neumann

Partner, Panache Ventures

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlantic, CDL-Montreal, CDL-Vancouver

Streams: Artificial Intelligence, Compute, Prime, Web3

Chris Neumann is a Partner at Panache Ventures, Canada’s most active Pre-Seed and Seed stage fund. Prior to joining Panache, Chris founded Commonwealth Ventures, a San Francisco-based platform focused on helping international startups raise funding from Silicon Valley VCs.

Chris was formerly a Venture Partner at 500 Startups in San Francisco, where he launched the 500 Startups Data Track, the CEO and Cofounder of DataHero (acquired by Cloudability in 2016) and the first employee of Aster Data (acquired by Teradata in 2011).

Chris is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, an Advisor to The Data Lab and a member of the Advisory Board for Simon Fraser University’s Masters Degree in Big Data program.