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Chris Gottschalk
Senior Advisor at Santander InnoVentures


Chris is a Senior Advisor to Banco Santander and Santander Innoventures, he is based in San Francisco. Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, operational executive and investment banker within the technology space.

Prior to Santander, Chris was a Principal at Blumberg Capital for nearly seven years. Before Blumberg, Chris was investor with Menlo Ventures where he pursued investment opportunities in mobile, Internet, gaming, software, and e-commerce. He has held board or board observer positions at technology startups including Bento, Blender, Earnup, Easyknock, Fundguard, Jassby, Lendio, Parsely, Roam Analytics, Sharegain, Simply Credit, Yotpo and Zibby. 

Chris holds a B.A. with a double major in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. Chris was selected as a Kauffman Finalist in 2012.

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