Venture Capital & High Growth Funding 101- Part 1

This is the first of a two-part video series by Mr. Chris Mather that provides the viewer with a basic understanding about how venture capital funding works. (30 min)

About The Presenter:
Mr. Chris Mather, serial entrepreneur

Mr. Mather is President of Leveragent LLC which is a professional services firm focused on technology and commercialization center management, entrepreneurship and early stage capital. Mr. Mather is also Director of Enterprise Development at the SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems at Lorain County Community College, which is a shared-resource, multi-user center focused on MEMS, microsystems and sensors. Mr. Mather is also Chief Executive - National Initiatives at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center (TBEIC), which is a Department of Energy funded energy entrepreneurship center focused on grid connectivity.

Mr. Mather previously served as President of JumpStart Techlift Advisors and prior to that as Vice President – Entrepreneurship for NorTech. He also has served in top executive positions with a number of established and venture backed firms including, Ion Optics, Inc. (a venture backed maker of MEMS sensors), APSCO (Ohio's largest electronic manufacturing services provider), the Gould Instrument Systems subsidiary of ThermoElectron Corporation, and the SmartWare Division (software solutions and hardware accessories) of APC.

Mr. Mather has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.