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Chris McKay

Managing Director


Chris McKay

Chris joined Granite Ventures from Hambrecht & Quist, where he was an analyst in the firm’s Venture Capital department. Chris focuses on investments in infrastructure and application software, digital media and payments technology.

Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Lucidworks (open source enterprise search) and Marqeta (next generation issuer/processor) and serves as a Board Observer at Anaplan (cloud-based business modeling).

Chris previously served as a Director of Arcot Systems (strong authentication as a service; acquired by CA Technologies), Purisma (master data management, acquired by Dun & Bradstreet) Sendmail (e-mail infrastructure; acquired by Proofpoint) and Symplified (cloud identity; acquired by RSA/EMC) and was a Board Observer at Actional (acquired by Progress Software), Connected (remote backup solution; acquired by Iron Mountain), Cardiff (electronic forms technology, acquired by Verity) and Convio (CRM for non-profits; IPO, subsequently acquired by Blackbaud).

Chris led Granite’s investment in Sense (enterprise data science platform; acquired by Cloudera) and is individual investor in Blispay (point of sale finance via mobile).

Chris holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

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