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.

Chris Brady, Jr.
Managing Partner, 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 of the Department of Defense. Chris was part of CVP's investment team for six years, evaluating new investment opportunities, performing in-depth industry analysis, and conducted due diligence on all 16 portfolio investments.

While at CVP, Chris co-wrote the business plan and assembled the founding team that became Flyby Media (FKA Ogmento), with CVP leading the Series A round with a syndicate of venture funds. Chris joined Flyby Media in 2012 as part of the team that led the pivot from mobile gaming to retail-focused experiences and indoor navigation. As General Manager, Chris oversaw operations and accounting, while also supporting strategic business efforts.

Chris returned to CVP as Managing Partner in 2015, advancing strategies at the remaining portfolio companies to achieve timely and successful exits. Chris represents CVP at CoolIT Systems, IntegriCo Composites, Flyby Media, Pacific Star Communications, and RemoteReality.

Chris earned a BA from Yale University.

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