Chart Venture Partners

Christopher D. Brady
Founding Managing Partner

Christopher founded The Chart Group in 1994. With over 25 years’ experience in private equity, corporate finance and capital markets, Chris focuses on identifying and building portfolio companies through his extensive industry relationships and perspective.

Prior to Chart, Chris spent fourteen years in the Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Departments of Lehman Brothers and Dillon Read. Chris earned his B.A. from Middlebury College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Chris has been actively involved channeling the resources of the business community to assist with DoD related initiatives. Over the last several years, he has organized a venture capital team with an affiliate of the US Army to commercialize their technologies and bring better commercial technologies to the warfighter; assumed a prominent leadership role with Wounded Warriors/DSUSA, a foundation dedicated to working with injured soldiers; and served as a member of the Transition Team for the US Army Secretary Dr. Francis Harvey. He has served in senior management positions in numerous New Jersey political campaigns.

Timothy N. Teen
Founding Managing Partner

Tim is the Co-founder of CVP and is a member of CVP’s Investment Committee.

Since August 2004 has served as the President and CEO of InSitech, Inc. and is also Chairman of the Deployed Childcare Assistance Program (DCAP), a charitable organization that provides daycare assistance to the families of deployed soldiers. He is the recipient of the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award, one of the highest civilian honors given.

Tim earned a BS from Montclair State University.

Matthew J. McCooe
Founding Managing Partner

Matt joined Chart Venture Partners (CVP) at its inception, coming from Columbia University Science and Technology Ventures (STV) where he managed a large portfolio of spinout companies and the deployment of STV's highly profitable seed fund. During his tenure at Columbia, eleven portfolio companies went public or were acquired by publicly traded companies.

Prior to Columbia, Matt co-founded Eureka Networks, a communications and application software organization. Earlier in his career, he managed product development, sales and marketing, and new product roll-outs for two Fortune 500 companies, Becton Dickinson and MCI. As a national sales leader at MCI, he rose to become marketing manager. Matt launched MCI's flagship voice and data products for Avantel, the company’s billion dollar start-up JV in Latin America. Both Eureka and Avantel’s revenues exceeded $100M+.

At CVP, Matt focuses on investments in communications, software and robotics. He represents CVP in RemoteReality, PacStar Communications, CoolIT, Dispersol Technologies, Integrico Composites, Flyby Media and WiSpry.

Matt earned an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Boston College. Matt serves on Columbia’s Private Equity Board, as an SBIR reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and as an award reviewer for the US Navy’s SPAWAR/Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technologies, Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the DOE Innovation Ecosystem. Matt also consults for the US Defense Department, as part of the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative, identifying and speeding the adoption of emerging technologies that meet the DoD’s requirements.

Cole Van Nice

Cole joined CVP in 2006, coming from Darby Overseas Investments, an international mezzanine, private equity, and venture capital investment firm that was founded by the former U.S. Secretary of Treasury Nicholas Brady and later acquired by Franklin Templeton. At Darby, Cole contributed to the firm’s growth in assets under management from $250 million to over $1.2 billion, co-founded the firm’s technology venture capital business, and was involved in eighteen private equity and venture capital investments. Prior to Darby/Franklin Templeton, Cole worked in international telecom, media, and technology equity research and investment banking at Santander Investment, where he worked out of the Buenos Aires and New York offices.

At CVP, Cole focuses on early-stage investments in the semiconductor, photonics, imaging, sensor, and geospatial sectors. He represents CVP on the Boards of Fortius One, NoblePeak Vision, Maxion Technologies, and Innovative Biosensors. He has previously served on the Boards of Sysgold, Spring Wireless, CertiSign, Jackbe, and Inova Technologies.

Cole holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University, is a CFA charter holder, and a member of the CFA Institute and Washington DC Society of Investment Analysts. He also serves as a founding judge of the Prism Awards, SPIE’s new awards program for photonics innovation, and speaks frequently on dual-use technology at defense and security conferences around the country.

Chris Brady, Jr.
Associate, Chart Venture Partners

Chris joined CVP at inception in March of 2006, coming from CVP’s partner InSitech where he was responsible for supporting the advanced technology commercialization efforts and researching new technologies and industry sectors.

At CVP, Chris interfaces with new investment opportunities and on portfolio companies. He also performs in-depth industry analysis. Chris’ focus includes biometrics, robotics and geospatial imaging and services media.

Chris earned a BA from Yale University.

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