Chris Hemmeter

Co-founder and Managing Director

Thayer Ventures

Co-founder and Managing Director

I have spent my entire professional life in and around early stage companies, startups and high-growth businesses in the hospitality, travel, retail and technology space having founded eight companies during my 30 years in business. Today I am a co-founder and Managing Director of Thayer Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in emerging technology companies in the Travel and Transportation space. Prior to Thayer Ventures, I was founder and President of iCare Marketing (sold to Sysco Foodservice Corporation in 2012) and founder and CEO of Dynamic Payment Ventures (sold to Elavon, a subsidiary of US Bank in 2007).

Before that, I was founder and CEO of CriticalArc Technologies, a supply-chain software provider to the foodservice industry and founded the E&O Trading Company Restaurant in San Francisco.