Chris is an entrepreneur in technical fields, professional investor and former competitive athlete. He’s currently managing a portfolio of personal angel and professional venture investments. Roaming in the seed- and early-stage, he is a board member and/ or investor in ten active companies. As an operator, Chris has experienced multiple phases of growth, across executive marketing, business development and CEO roles, for PureColor, MIOX Corporation (acq. by LON: JMAT) and Pumping Solutions, Inc. (acq. by Smith International, NYSE: SII). Now in his second tenure, Mr. Traylor played a key early role in building venture capital firm Flywheel Ventures. Having initially joined before the inaugural fund raise, he has supported, led or been the recipient of 100+ financings over the span of 15+ years. Chris is passionate about supporting fellow high-potential entrepreneurs, placing particular emphasis on thinking big and relentless pursuit of growth and mission.