Chris Thomajan

Managing Partner, Executive Committee Member

Chris Thomajan has been a CFO for over 25 years in a variety of industries, including: biotech, medtech, software, digital media, Internet services and investment banking.

Chris was a founding partner of America’s Growth Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on emerging growth technology companies. He was the early stage CFO/VP Operations for Asurion Corporation which is a closely held, multi-billion-dollar private company. He was also the founding CFO for a pioneering Internet company, Delphi Internet Services, which was acquired by News Corporation in 1993. Since joining TechCXO in 2007, Chris has worked with outstanding companies such as Mashable, Adheron (acquired by Roche in October 2015), Decibel Therapeutics, Relay Therapeutics, Mascoma Corp., Lycera Corp. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (IPO in June 2015), and Ektron (acquired by Accel/KKR in December 2014).

Chris has extensive experience in raising debt and equity. He has also been involved in numerous M&A transactions and has managed the operations of several start-up companies during rapid revenue growth. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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The Latest from Chris Thomajan
  • Board Management Part 3 – KPIs

    In my prior post related to boards of directors, I discussed when to add independent directors to your board. In this article, I will cover some critical aspects of managing y...

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    Board Management Part 2 – Adding Independent Directors to Your Board

    Adding Independent Directors to your Board In my last post, I discussed how to manage your board of directors – things to do and not to do. In this article, I discuss the adv...

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    Board Management – Part 1 – Time to Get Serious About Board Management

    So you’ve finally raised some money and now your new institutional investors have told you that your Uncle Rich and your childhood friend, Jason, must give up their board seats...

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  • Infographic: 5 Financial Mistakes Startups Make

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    5 Most Common Financial Mistakes that Startups Make

    I have been a CFO for over 25 years (I know, must have been 14 when I started) and have worked with 30+ early stage companies. Typically, these are venture-backed companies or ne...

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    Third Rock Ventures Launches Relay Therapeutics with $57 Million Series A Financing

    Chris Thomajan, TechCXO's Managing Partner - Boston has been working with Relay Therapeutics since late 2015.  TechCXO was hired to provide CFO leadership to Relay as well as a ...

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  • Managing Capital Intensive Startups

    All startups have challenges but those early stage companies in industries that require more up-front capital – without any internal cash flow to draw from -- have unique issue...

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