Chris Theriault

Partner, Material Impact

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Rockies, CDL-Toronto

Streams: AgriFood, Energy, Matter

Christian Theriault is an award-winning serial entrepreneur with expertise across several deep tech industries. He has co-founded or been involved with startups in robotics, machine vision, medical devices, and new chemical entity development. His latest company was acquired by a Japanese multinational and had the distinction of producing the world’s fastest focusing lens – widely used across several market verticals ranging from laser material processing to metrology, quality assurance and biomedical engineering. Christian has been involved with mentoring and investing in high-tech startups for many years, participating in various accelerator programs and currently serves as EIR for NSF’s I-Corps Northeast Hub and as an XIR to Princeton University. More recently, Christian joined Material Impact, a deep-tech VC firm based out of Boston, focusing on investment opportunities at the intersection of material science innovation and category defining products. He holds a master’s in material science, mechanical engineering and process management and a bachelor’s in molecular biology and bioengineering, both from Princeton University. He has authored several academic papers and holds numerous patents. Christian currently serves as an advisor to several technology and consumer-facing startups and resides in New York City.