Chris Hollenbeck is a founding member of the Granite Ventures team. He joined Granite after serving as Vice President of Hambrecht & Quist's Venture Capital department, and focuses his investments in software. In addition to software applications, Chris is also interested in companies that capitalize on the current digital content explosion – from voice and video to consumer entertainment – and next-generation software infrastructure technologies.
Chris currently sits on the Boards of Bunchball, HireVue, Oversight Systems, Rewarder, Smule, Telltale and YottaMark. He sponsored Granite's investments in Digimarc (NASDAQ: DMRC) and Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), and was a member of the Boards of Auditude prior to its acquisition by Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE), AvantGo prior to its acquisition by Sybase (NYSE: SY), Convio (NASDAQ: CNVO) prior to its acquisition by Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), DecisionView prior to its acquisition by IMS Health, Episodic prior to its acquisition by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and of Liquent prior to its acquisition by Information Holdings (NYSE: IHI).
Earlier in his career, Chris held several positions within Hambrecht & Quist's Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance departments.
Chris holds a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.