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Chris Shipley

Co-Founder at Guidewire Group, Inc.
Overview
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Education
Career History
Boards & Committees
Investments
Events

Chris Shipley

Co-Founder at Guidewire Group, Inc.

Overview

Age
56 (Born 01/1962)
Notable Companies
Guidewire Labs, Inc.

Guidewire Group, Inc.
Board Seats
4
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 403 people.

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Managing Director, Executive Education at University of California - UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Director at Guidewire Group, Inc.

Venture Partner at Illuminate Ventures

Venture Partner at Walden International LLC

Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

Vice President Client Strategy & Development at QuinStreet, Inc.

Partner at 500 Startups Management Co LLC

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at iForem, Inc.

Chief Adoption Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

Partner & President-West Coast at Peppercomm, Inc.
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PR Newswire
August 20, 2014
PR Newswire
June 19, 2014
Business Wire
May 23, 2013
Business Wire
April 24, 2013

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Educational Background

BA Communications Arts 
Class of 1984 
Allegheny College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville, approximately 35 miles (56 km) south of Erie. Founded in 1815, Allegheny is the oldest college in continuous existence under the same name west of the Allegheny Mountains. Allegheny is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCH). In Spring 2012, U.S. News ranked Allegheny as the #1 up-and-coming national liberal arts college.

Career History

Executive Producer, Live Events Team
2014 - Current
Technology Review, Inc. operates as a digitally oriented global media company. It equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
Co-Founder
2003 - Current
Founded in 2004, Guidewire Group, Inc. provides startups, their supporters, and those who do business with them with the tools, data, networks and programs they need to discover, monitor, benchmark, compare, and promote early-stage companies. Steeped in thousands of conversations with innovative startup companies and backed by the National Science Foundation, they are working to deliver at scale the highest-quality services to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.At the center of Guidewire Group's practice is the discipline of measurement and benchmarking startup performance. Their proprietary G/SCORE ™ assessment methodology identifies key opportunities for business optimization, and their Studio G mentorship programs connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to drive value into their businesses. Their global perspective means entrepreneurs can leverage expertise across an international network of entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, customers, and service professionals, while growing strong businesses in their local communities. This integrated and global approach to measure, benchmark, mentor, and connect entrepreneurs is the leverage that is missing in today's startup ecosystem.
Fellow, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
Current
Missouri School of Journalism is a school.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Writer & Editor
Prior
Ziff Davis LLC operates as a technology, gaming, entertainment and men’s lifestyle firm. It delivers advertising, performance marketing and licensing solutions to clients. The firm’s brands include PGmag.com, IGN, askmen, OOKLA, PC, Salesify, Toolbox.com, and techbargains. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.
Lead Demo
Prior
International Data Group, Inc. provides technology media, data, and marketing services. Its services include lead generation, multimedia marketing, consulting and knowledge hub. The firm also provides online media, events and conferences, print publishing, lead-generation services, global marketing solutions and market research. The company was founded by Patrick J. McGovern in 1964 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Board Member
2014 - Current
Thinktomi provides concise, high impact, real life, and skills-based education leveraging its dynamic content management platform (DCMP) to help individuals launch a startup idea or scale a business. Thinktomi focuses on experiential learning delivering content via live, facilitated classes with thought leaders and practitioners who have built successful businesses, law practices, investment funds, and social enterprises in Silicon Valley and beyond. The company is guided by its mission to increase accessibility to high-impact entrepreneurship and business education to people of all ages and backgrounds, while growing a network of Thinktomi thinkers and doers across the globe.
Chairman
2003 - Current
Founded in 2004, Guidewire Group, Inc. provides startups, their supporters, and those who do business with them with the tools, data, networks and programs they need to discover, monitor, benchmark, compare, and promote early-stage companies. Steeped in thousands of conversations with innovative startup companies and backed by the National Science Foundation, they are working to deliver at scale the highest-quality services to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.At the center of Guidewire Group's practice is the discipline of measurement and benchmarking startup performance. Their proprietary G/SCORE ™ assessment methodology identifies key opportunities for business optimization, and their Studio G mentorship programs connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to drive value into their businesses. Their global perspective means entrepreneurs can leverage expertise across an international network of entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, customers, and service professionals, while growing strong businesses in their local communities. This integrated and global approach to measure, benchmark, mentor, and connect entrepreneurs is the leverage that is missing in today's startup ecosystem.
Member, Business Advisory Council
Current
Illuminate Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in US-based high growth, capital efficient high technology companies. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of Internet, SaaS, cloud computing, infrastructure, data analytics, security, IIoT, technology enabled services and mobile and wireless solutions. Illuminate Ventures is typically the first institutional investor at early stages, but they also invest at a point where established companies seeking for first equity financing. They invest in Series and Seed rounds by filling the gap between angel capital and larger funding rounds of traditional VCs. The firm is particularly interested in new and innovative business ideas led by committed, talented and diverse teams, particularly those that include women entrepreneurs. They also make co investments.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member Emeritus, Board of Directors
Current
OUR MISSION IS TO INCREASE THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES BY EMPOWERING THEM TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN AND FOR THEIR COMPANIES, THEIR CAREERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.

Investments

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Founded in 2004, Guidewire Group, Inc. provides startups, their supporters, and those who do business with them with the tools, data, networks and programs they need to discover, monitor, benchmark, compare, and promote early-stage companies. Steeped in thousands of conversations with innovative startup companies and backed by the National Science Foundation, they are working to deliver at scale the highest-quality services to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.At the center of Guidewire Group's practice is the discipline of measurement and benchmarking startup performance. Their proprietary G/SCORE ™ assessment methodology identifies key opportunities for business optimization, and their Studio G mentorship programs connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to drive value into their businesses. Their global perspective means entrepreneurs can leverage expertise across an international network of entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, customers, and service professionals, while growing strong businesses in their local communities. This integrated and global approach to measure, benchmark, mentor, and connect entrepreneurs is the leverage that is missing in today's startup ecosystem.

Events

Speaker
-Montreal, QC
2014 International Startup Festival
Speaker
-Montreal, QC
2013 International Startup Festival
Organizer
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel-New York, NY
2012 Pivot Conference
Conference will explore the growing primacy of “the Social Construct"

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