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About Chris Kocher

Chris Kocher

Founder and Managing Director, Grey Heron

Chris Kocher is founder and managing director of venture consulting firm Grey Heron. A 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley, he brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on operating experience to the table.

Chris helps companies in disruptive markets grow their revenue and long-term shareholder value by innovating with new business models and product strategies. With his guidance, Grey Heron has worked with more than 100 companies, built breakout category leaders, helped raise over $500 million, and supported multiple advantageous exits. Clients range from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 firms including Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle, and Visa.

Much of his work is focused on helping companies turn breakthrough technologies and platforms into compelling value propositions, enabling them to achieve rapid adoption in evolving markets such as IoT, SaaS, cloud, big data, and analytics.

Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in Marketing and International Business, and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.

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