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Chris Lucas

Founder & Managing Director of Black diamond Ventures

Chris founded Black Diamond Ventures with a vision: to provide individual investors the ability to invest alongside first-tier venture capital firms and institutional investors in privately-held companies. Over the last twenty years, his vast expertise has guided BDV’s growth through raising capital, holding board positions, and managing portfolio companies through successful IPO’s or acquisitions. Prior to founding BDV, Chris held executive positions for over 20 years, in several venture-backed or privately held companies. Chris currently serves on the board of several private companies and foundations, including LiquidSpace, Tela Innovations, NEI Treatment Systems, Capella Photonics and The Lucas Brothers Foundation.